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STEVE HARVEY

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Grammy-nominated Steve Harvey remains one of the busiest and most talented comedians working in Hollywood today. Last year, he helped break box-office records starring in Spike Lee's documentary film The Original Kings of Comedy. For the past year, he has been redefining morning radio in Los Angeles as host of hip-hop/R&B radio station KKBT-FM, 100.3 The Beat with unmatched laughter, motivational speaking and community involvement. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Harvey has been performing stand-up in comedy clubs across the nation for more than a decade, drawing on his own childhood experiences and dead-on observations about life and human nature for much of his material. One of the secrets behind Harvey's success is his ability to adapt his unique comedic personality to any arena.

His stand-up comedy has been featured in two HBO specials: HBO Comedy Half-Hour and Steve Harvey: One Man, the latter of which won a 1999 Vision Award in recognition of distinctive cable programming that reflects cultural diversity. In 1997, he released his successful debut comedy album, Steve Harvey...Down South Somewhere.

His first primetime television venture, the comedy series Me and the Boys, earned Harvey a nomination for a 1995 People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series. Now, as the star of The Steve Harvey Show, he has won four NAACP Image Awards as Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and one for Favorite Variety Series for Showtime at the Apollo, the popular syndicated Saturday night series he hosted for seven years. Harvey has been praised by critics for his positive portrayal of African Americans on The Steve Harvey Show. In March of 2001, he received the highest honor of his career, NAACP Image Award's Entertainer of the Year.

Harvey is committed to helping youths in detention centers and middle schools nationwide by speaking about the pitfalls of drugs and the importance of setting goals.


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