Steve Harvey is no joke! When it comes to acknowledging his past and reflecting on his journey in the entertainment business.
In his latest interview with Essence, Harvey talked candidly about his two failed marriages and living out of his car while pursuing his goal of becoming a comedian.
Harvey opened up about the circumstances that lead him to follow his gut of becoming a comedian.
On his first stand up show, he remembered the crowd cheers as he beat out other comics that night.
He earned a whopping $75 for the gig.
The next day he admitted, Harvey quit his job as an insurance salesmen to pursue comedy full time. His first wife and mother of his children found it difficult to fully support his dreams and their marriage ended shortly after.
Harvey would move to Los Angeles to look for standup work and land high paying gigs.
Life as a comedian did not pay too well for him starting out he recalls.
Harvey often slept in his car in between gigs and used public bathrooms to shower and bath. He admits that it was tough.
Much of his recent success he doted is credited to his current wife, Marjorie.
Having been homeless before Steve finds no time to stop and smell the roses of his comedic empire totaling over 100 million.
With two best selling novels, syndicated radio show, talk show, game show host and more.
Harvey just won’t quit.
The article ended with his future preparations of settling down his lifestyle with Marjorie possibly in the South of France.