If you haven’t heard, comedian Steve Harvey is about to wrap up his final comedy show, and what we mean by that is he intends to wrap up doing stand up comedy for good. Harvey intends to drop his final stand up comedy performance on Pay Per View, as he begins a new journey into television and films. All of this is preceding his Hoodie Awards that’s taking place in Las Vegas this weekend. Check out the press release;
LAS VEGAS, NV (July 31, 2012) – Comedian Steve Harvey headlines his final stand-up comedy show on August 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, celebrating the end of more than 27 years in stand-up comedy. But fans who can’t get to Vegas still have a chance to experience his side-splitting humor via a live Pay-Per-View (PPV) telecast available on cable systems around the country. The two hour special farewell performance, Steve Harvey’s Grand Stand-Up Finale will air live from Las Vegas on cable Pay-Per-View August 2nd at 11 PM EDT/8 PM PDT. After the live show, fans will still be able to access the special via cable PPV for several months and also on Video On Demand (VOD) beginning on August 3. The show is available in both standard and high-definition.* Schedule of replays and location of the content is listed below.
Plus, cable’s Free On Demand category is now featuring short video pieces featuring a conversation with Mr. Harvey and rare clips from his stand-up career, including reflections on his longtime career and being called a “King of Comedy.” Here is one of his insightful comments: “[Stand-up] is a lonely place. Comedy is crazy because it’s the one thing you can’t take a lesson for. I could take a lesson in being a cameraman, a soundman, an actor, a skydiver. I could take pilot lessons, voice lessons, acting lessons, scuba diving, bungee jumping, kayak, piano, drum lessons. But there’s no schooling for comedy. It’s only God-given. I appreciate it, man.”
The special performance kicks off the celebration of the 2012 Ford Hoodie Awards Weekend: August 2-5, 2012 in Las Vegas as he wraps his final comedy tour, capping off an esteemed stand-up career filling stages with an up-close and personal dose of laughter that leaves fans screaming for more. From stage to screen, Harvey shares laughs and signature entertainment as a radio host of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” best-selling author behind the movie “Think Like A Man,” (which premieres August 28 on cable’s Movies On Demand), host of Family Feud and upcoming new daytime show Steve Harvey.
Steve Harvey says, “The road to this final show has been an amazing journey doing stand-up for the past 27 years, and I can’t thank fans enough after reflecting on all those years on stage, and the unforgettable moments and jokes we’ve shared. It’s been a wild ride over these years on stage, radio, TV and more, and taking the stage for my final show, I will have a special blowout performance in store for everyone in Las Vegas and watching at home that will be bigger than any show I’ve done so far.”
The program is $19.95 (SRP**) for the PPV live show and replays as well as the VOD. The show’s rating is TV-PG (L). The following providers will be carrying this seminal event via PPV: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Charter, Cablevision, Bright House Networks, Bresnan Communications, Verizon, RCN, Metrocast, and other independent systems.
Where to locate the show on cable systems: