Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Steve Harvey's comedy tour coming to Durham Performing Arts Center

Radio and TV personality, stand up comedian Steve Harvey will make a stop at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Feb. 11, 2012.
Tickets are on sale at the following locations:
• Online at
• DPAC TicketCenter—(919) 680-2787, 123 Vivian Street in Durham
• / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at (800) 745-3000
• Ticketmaster outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall
“Most of Steve Harvey’s live appearances these past few years have been in large arenas. To have this chance to see him in the intimate atmosphere of DPAC is an incredible opportunity. At DPAC we love to laugh and this is going to be another fantastic night for Triangle comedy fans at DPA,” said Bob Klaus, GM of DPAC.
Harvey is a media conglomerate personified in a man whose career began as a stand-up comic in the mid-1980s. His success in stand-up eventually led to a long stint as host of It’s Showtime at the Apollo. That led to multiple TV shows and movies, serving in various roles—acting, hosting, writing and producing. He starred on TV in ABC’s Me and The Boys, the WB shows The Steve Harvey Show for six seasons and Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge for two seasons. Harvey also hit the big screen in movies such as Love Don’t Cost a Thing, You Got Served, Johnson Family Vacation and Madea Goes to Jail. Recently, Harvey celebrated his 11th year as longtime host of BET’s Celebration of Gospel.
Currently, Steve Harvey is the new host of the long-running syndicated game show Family Feud. His presence since his debut as the new host in September 2010 has rejuvenated the series and increased Family Feud’s TV ratings this season by more than 40 percent.
In September 2000, Harvey created the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, which currently airs Monday through Friday from 6 to 10 a.m. EST in more 60 markets and has approximately 7 million weekly listeners. Syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, the No. 1-rated show celebrated its 5-year anniversary with Premiere Radio on Oct. 3, 2010.
His first book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" was released on Jan. 27, 2009. The widely-acclaimed book was on the New York Times Best Sellers List for 64 weeks. On Dec. 7, 2010, HarperCollins released Harvey’s highly-anticipated second book, "Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man," which quickly became another best seller, debuting at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List (December 26, 2010).
Long dedicated to philanthropy, Steve Harvey believes that “dreaming is more important than anything.” Harvey continues his unending pursuit to further uplifting educational opportunities with youth through the Steve Harvey Foundation. As a partner with Walt Disney World, Harvey has created the annual Disney’s Dreamers Academy, a program mentoring 100 teenage boys and girls, inspiring and exposing them to a number of job skills and career opportunities. He launched The Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men in 2009, a camp for teenage boys from around the country who are without fathers, to share insights and skills to navigate manhood. Hosting 100 boys annually in Dallas, Harvey also continues to expand the initiative, to create satellite programs in 10 additional cities, his 1st Annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala was held in New York in May 2010 and raised more than $1.5 million dollars. Honored by the Trumpet Awards in January 2010 with their highest honor, the Pinnacle Award, Harvey continues to break new ground in creating and supporting programs that will make a difference in the lives of everyday people. For all that he continues to do in the community Harvey was named Humanitarian of the Year at the 2011 BET Awards.
Born in West Virginia, Harvey was raised in Ohio the youngest of five children. A dedicated husband and father, together with his wife, Marjorie, they are parents to seven children ranging in age from teens to twenties. With a wide range of fans from kids to adults of all ages—whether reaching people as a comedian, radio personality, author, TV host, actor, entrepreneur or philanthropist—Harvey remains true to making personal connections through faith, uplifting words and actions, and everyday life, all while sharing laughs and good times worldwide. Steve Harvey, well-known for his side-splitting comedy, has broken the mold, reinvented himself, and is widely known for his strong family values, savvy business sense, and genuine passion for helping others. This is a man that lives life to its fullest, thanks God for every new day, and always believes in the power of a dream – the future shows no signs of slowing down in the life of Steve Harvey. For more information please visit

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