05 Apr 2012
- Written by Myron Mays
Steve Harvey’s “Think Like A Man” movie will be hitting theatres real soon – more proof that the comedian, radio talk shot host, television game show host and bestselling author is showing no signs of slowing down.
“Think Like A Man” stars Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Taraji P. Henson and Michael Ealy and it’s based on Harvey’s bestseller. The film follows four interconnected and diverse men whose love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursuing buy Harvey’s book and start taking his advice to heart.
For Harvey, “Think Like A Man” the movie is another step on a journey that many first tuned too when he hosted television’s “Showtime at the Apollo.” Then came “Me and the Boys” and the “Steve Harvey Show.” Did you know that Harvey’s radio show is the second most listened to syndicated radio show in the country, only second to Rush Limbaugh?
A couple of years ago, Harvey became the first African-American host of the long running game show, “The Family Feud.” Later this year, he will be hosting his own syndicated talk show simply titled “Steve Harvey.” He made room for this by retiring from doing stand-up comedy.
Now the guy is making films. I get the feeling that this is only the beginning. It’s a smart move for him. At some point, every comedian stops being as funny as they once were. Then what? Their popularity starts to wane and the next thing you know, they stop being relevant.
I can’t see this happening with Harvey, simply because he gets it. Comedy is only one part of his talent. He’d be crazy to put all of his eggs in that basket. He has proven that diversity is his key to success. I’m just wondering what the guy is gonna do next.
Wanna check out the movie before it hits theatres? I got a little inside information on how you can catch a sneak screening of the film on Wednesday, April 18, courtesy of Soul Classics 103.5. Here’s how you get your tickets; just visit the station’s website at www.soulclassics1035.com.
If you are interested in knowing what the movie is all about, just check out the trailer at www.thinklikeaman-movie.com.
Happy Birthday to comedienne Kecia
Join my friend and “play sister” Kecia as she celebrates her 45th birthday this Friday (April 6) at the Blu Restaurant and Lounge located at 3895 Hacks Cross Rd. I’m surprised that she even revealed her real age. I was expecting for her to say she’d turning 21 or something. (lol)
The celebration goes down from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. And everyone gets in for free the whole night long. There is a strict dress code enforced. That means you must wear jeans and a T-shirt! I’ll be in the house.
Don DC Curry at the Funny Bone
Wow, I have to give the people at Harrah’s Casino Tunica credit. They do a wonderful job at making sure they keep a steady stream of urban comics coming through the Mid-South. April 12-14, you can check out comedian Don DC Curry at the Funny Bone. You’ve seen him as Uncle Elroy in two of the “Friday” movies and he has also been featured on “The Steve Harvey Show” as well as his own Comedy Central special. Now you can see him on stage. Get your tickets by visiting www.funnybonetunica.com.
V101 & Funk Fest 2012
V101 presents Funk Fest 2012 at the Mud Island Amphitheatre June 15-16. Special guests are Erykah Badu, Keith Sweat, Charlie Wilson, Keith Sweat, Cameo and Old School hip hop Veteran Special Ed. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.com. For more info, go to www.funkfest2012.com.
You know, it just occurred to me that I have not gotten my taxes done. Time to switch gears! (lol) Until then, that’s what’s happening.