*Steve Harvey’s life has become a little too hectic.
From working on tapings for popular game show “Family Feud” to his syndicated radio morning show, the funnyman is literally too busy. He’s got to let something go.
Although his first love is on standup comedy, Harvey’s going to give that one up for the time being, but only to start a new project, a talk show called … “Steve Harvey.”
“I want to do a daytime show that is inspirational, uplifting and insightful. Then, the twist I’m going to put on it is that, in the middle of the day, it’s going to be funny.”
“Steve Harvey” debuts this fall and will be airing in four-fifths of homes across the nation. Expect lots of entertainment and laughs. The new show will be one part Oprah, one part Carol Burnett, one part Conan and maybe even one part “American Idol.”
“It will involve singers and … it will be entertaining and inspirational. People love to see someone given a shot to see what they do with it,” said Harvey.
Harvey also admits, this has been a life long dream of his and finally it’s coming to pass.
“Having a talk show has been on my bucket list for years. It just never came to fruition. Finally, this year it is coming true. So, unknowingly, all my appearances on shows like Oprah and Good Morning America were laying the groundwork for me to go to daytime TV. I feel that now I am seasoned, so I’m ready to go.”
Read the full interview here.
*Chris Tucker is on the scene y’all and has announced his return to stand-up comedy. He’s scheduled an 18-date tour that will begin August 19 in Long Beach, Calif.
It’s been a while since the comedian has made fans laugh via on-stage comedy.
After his co-staring role in the hit “Rush Hour” movie franchise, the comedian sort of fell by the wayside when it came to stand-up comedy. He also struggled with a few other things. But now he’s back on his feet and ready to get those tears rolling and stomachs hurting with laughter.
Tickets go on sale July 15.
*After “30 Rock” star and comedian Tracy Morgan made some interesting and quite homophobic comments in a stand-up routine, the LGBT community made a huge fuss. Oh, and Chris Rock tweeted a supportive message. But now he’s taking it back.
Originally, Rock wrote, ”I dont know about you, but I dont want to live in world where Tracy Morgan cant say foul inappropriate s-.”
But over the weekend Rock backtracked and Tweeted:
“Tracy morgan is a tad off we all know that so when tracy says something i usually don’t take it anymore serious than i would a statement from gary busey or flavor flav. when i first heard the statement i thought it was offensive but it also reminded me of my father saying ill kill you if you ever bring home a white girl but after reading everything tracy said. wow i get it that s- wasn’t called for and i don’t support it at all. Now can i please go to the tony awards without getting my ass kicked.”
There was also some new controversy on the issue with CNN pundit Roland Martian who blogged a semi-supportive message on the issue of comedic freedom. He declared Morgan was not attacking any one person and comedians often say vile things in their routines.
*Comedian Wanda Sykes got two Emmy nominations for her HBO stand up I’ma Be Me. Her HBO special is nominated for both Outstanding Variety, Music, Comedy Special and Outstanding Writing in a Variety Music or Comedy Special.
Sykes receives the good news after she got word in May that both her shows The Wanda Sykes Show and her sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine would not be renewed for another season. Hopefully these nominations will change that.
Below are some clips from her routine:
Much luck to the talented comedian. The Emmy Awards air live on Sunday August 29th at 8 pm EST on NBC.