Steve Harvey is the host of NBC’s newest Sunday night hit Little Big Shots. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Essentially, it’s a pint-size talent show without the stressful competition.
As recently reported by The Inquisitr, Harvey does an excellent job of relating to the kids who get invited to the show. His easy-going, not to mention hilarious, demeanor with the younger set is reminiscent of Bill Cosby, host of the 1990’s hit Kids Say the Darnedest Things. Chances are, you’ll find yourself laughing out loud, throughout the entire broadcast.
Little Big Shots was successful from day one. Produced by Steve Harvey himself, along with Ellen DeGeneres and two others, the initial airing attracted close to 15 million viewers.
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) March 18, 2016
In case you missed the first episode, take a minute to watch 7-year-old Johanna Colon, the “mini Aretha Franklin. Better yet, get to know Johanna. You won’t regret it!
If you’re a die-hard Steve Harvey fan, you already know there’s much more to the 59-year-old than sharing pint-size talent with the nation.
YahooTV reminds readers of the recent Miss Universe mishap, in which the comedian turned his blunder into a positive apology. Sincerity is just one of the traits that is so appealing to audiences everywhere.
Surprisingly, real “stardom” didn’t come to Harvey until he reached middle age. Prior to that time, he paid his dues by selling insurance, cleaning carpet, and preforming in small comedy clubs… just to name a few.
The Steve Harvey Show came to be in 1996 (on WB network), according to Biography. The broadcast quickly gained a following of devoted fans and stayed on the air until 2002. It’s during this period Harvey formed a partnership with Cedric the Entertainer.
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— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) March 21, 2016
From there he went on to M.C. one of the highest-grossing U.S. comedy tours, “The Kings of Comedy.” It was this opportunity, which helped the entertainer begin to build his one-man empire.
2009 was the year Steve Hardy found himself a best-selling of relationship books, no less. This stemmed, in part, from his highly-acclaimed radio show, which launched in 2000. His debut book on the subject was Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. Hardy had this to say about his unexpected success.
“I’m not really a relationship expert but…I’m an expert on manhood and what men think.”
In 2010, Harvey was asked to take over the role as host of Family Feud, a job he still enjoys today. In fact, he’s managed to turn his version into an even bigger hit than, his predecessor, Richard Dawson. To say the show is edgier than ever before, is an understatement!
Steve has a few acting credits to his name. You may have seen him in The Fighting Temptations (2003), You Got Served (2004) and Johnson Family Vacation (2004).
Let’s not forget The Steve Harvey Foundation. Its main mission is to provide outreach and mentoring to fatherless youth. The foundation is currently accepting applications for the National Mentoring Camp this June. Two hundred young men will be invited to attend. Feel free to apply today!
Harvey is happily married to wife, Marjorie. He has three children. His new show airs at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC.
What do you like most about Little Big Shot’s biggest big shot? Do you think he’s a good choice, when it comes to hosting the show? Please take a minute or two to post your comments below.
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