Steve Harvey gives tearful goodbye

    There wasn’t a dry eye on the stage as Steve Harvey performed his final stand-up show ever.

    Steve has been making us laugh for decades with stand-up specials like Still Trippin’ and The Original Kings of Comedy, his radio show "The Steve Harvey Morning Show," and sitcoms like "The Steve Harvey Show." He stepped away from the mic for good on Thursday night in Las Vegas as part of the events for this year’s Hoodie Awards.

    After he finished his last stand-up routine, the emcee brought him back out to the stage for a few final words. When Steve opened his mouth to express his thanks and say goodbye, the comedian broke down.

    “Thank y’all for making my dreams come true. You can’t be famous without people. [I] really, really been dreading this moment, man, because I didn’t know what to say," Steve said. "I just wanna say ‘Thank You.’ God has given me a life far beyond anything I ever dreamed about. God is something else, man.”

    Steve also gave a special shout-out to his wife, stating, “I want to thank Marjorie for skyrocketing my life. I wasn’t doing good until you came along, girl. I ‘sho thank you.”

    What Steve is most grateful for, though, is the opportunity to do what he feels God put him on Earth to do and be successful at it. “Twenty-seven years is a long time to do something that you love to do. Bishop Jakes—T.D. Jakes told me—heard him in a sermon one time say, ‘I would hate to die and never do the thing I was born to do,’"  Steve shared. "Man, God let me do it. He let me do it."

    He continued sharing his testimony and being real about his failings as a Christian. "God has positioned me just this way to be just like I am, to say what I say how I say it. I’m just a living witness that you can be an imperfect soldier and still be in the army fighting for God Almighty.

    Steve finished, "Don’t you think you got to be perfect, ’cause I ain’t. Thank y’all for 27 years. I love you. Thank you so much.”




    —Sonya Eskridge




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