After more than 25 years in stand-up comedy, Steve Harvey will take his final bow after his last stand-up performance scheduled for August.
The comedian, best-selling author, radio and TV host said his final stand-up performance will be bittersweet, but necessary to advance his career.
“I’ve learned in life that oftentimes to the next level, you have [to] shed something. Usually, when you’re going to a much higher level, the thing that you shed is going to have to be something that you care very deeply about. The thing that I have to let go of at this point in my life is standup,” he told The Augusta Chronicle in March.
Steve’s final farewell will air live from Las Vegas on Pay-Per-View August 2nd at 11 p.m. EST as part of the 10th Ford Hoodie Awards, which celebrates the nation’s best neighborhood leaders, educators, churches, and local businesses for their service and dedication to their communities.
The four-day, star-studded event will kick off at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and will include events such as the State Farm All White Freedom Friday Party, and Ford VIP After-Party, The Hoodie Awards Interactive Expo, The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation Charity Golf Tournament, and a live broadcast of The Steve Harvey Morning Show prior to the 2012 Ford Hoodie Awards show on August 4.
“Celebrating this 10th anniversary is very special,” Steve said in a statement. “The Hoodie Awards is an awards show for everyday men and women, honoring them as the real stars of their neighborhoods for their beliefs, courage, and commitment pursing their dream and serving their fellow neighbors and youth. I look forward to hosting an unforgettable weekend and seeing who will take home the Hoodie Awards this year!”
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