Radio host and long-time comedian Steve Harvey recently announced on his syndicated “Steve Harvey Morning Show” that he plans to retire from doing stand-up in the near future.
According to EUR Web, Harvey broke the news to listeners after reading an e-mail from a fan who said they had heard rumors that he was leaving his radio show.
“This is my Jamaican background,” Harvey joked, according to EUR Web. “I don’t quit no job. No, sir. That’s not me.”
Harvey explained that his last stand-up performance will be at next year’s Hoodie Awards.
The past year has been a good one for Harvey, who also hosts the “Family Feud” TV game show. His best-selling novel “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” went into film production in July for an April 2012 release, according to Essence.com. The film’s star-studded lineup includes Taraji P. Henson, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart and Michael Ealy.
Harvey also has plans to premiere his own daytime talk show on NBC. TheRoot.com reported in October that the show will focus on similar issues as his books and will feature his unique style of humor about men’s and women’s relationships.