Steve Harvey Says A New Stand-Up Special Will ‘Destroy My Career’ Because of ‘Cancelled Culture’

Comedian and television personality Steve Harvey said on Tuesday that doing stand-up specials would end his career because it “cancels culture”.


“The only way I can do another special is if it’s at the end of my television career because it will end my television career,” Harvey commented during a Television Critics Association panel for his court-comedy series. Judge Steve Harvey, notified deadline.

Harvey said that any stand-up comedian who is up to sponsors “can say anything he wants.” He mentored comedians including Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Cedric the Entertainer and DL Hughley.


According to Deadline, Harvey said, “The only person who can say what they want to say on stage is Dave Chappelle because he’s not sponsor-driven, he’s subscription-driven.”

Chappell’s controversial comedy special near The backlash came after Netflix released it in October for the comedian’s witty remarks directed at transgender people. The subscription-based streaming service stood by the special, but drew criticism and saw a staged employee walkout in protest.


The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) also said in a statement that “Chapel’s brand has become synonymous with ridiculing trans people.” GLAAD could not be reached for comment on Tuesday evening.

Earlier, in a 2017 interview with HipHollywood, Harvey was criticized for mentioning Caitlyn Jenner, who had transitioned from Bruce Jenner to “she,” as “I wouldn’t wrap my mind around it at all.” not can”. in a presence Scene He was criticized for saying that “there is not a real man who can live without a woman”.

Television personality Steve Harvey recently said that doing a stand-up comedy special would ruin his career because of “cancelling culture”. Here, Harvey in “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday.
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“If I tried to continue as stand-up, there’s no way I could keep up because political correctness has killed comedy, killed it,” Harvey told reporters, Hollywood Reporter. “Now every joke hurts someone’s feelings. What people don’t understand about comedians is that the joke has to be about something. It has to be about someone. We talk about puppies all the time. Can’t write jokes. Can’t joke ‘Don’t be about bushes all the time.’


Harvey began his career in stand-up comedy in the 1980s and then went on to host variety shows. Showtime at Apollo and later starred in the sitcom The Steve Harvey Show. In 1997 he launched king of comedy tour And did his last stand-up comedy show in 2012.

Currently, Harvey Stars Judge Steve Harvey, a primetime reality series that follows the format of daytime court, with shows such as Judge Judy. The show debuted earlier this year and features Harvey as the arbiter of disputes chosen for his comic value.

Harvey told reporters that he planned to do the show for two years, predicting it would be a “huge success”. He said that if he returns to stand-up he will have to wait until his TV career is over. But Harvey said he didn’t.


During his appearance on the panel, Harvey also gave his opinion on the legal system.

“Just because it’s the law, don’t make it right,” he said, according to Hollywood Reporter, “Not every law is a perfect law. We have a law in this country that everyone has the right to bear a weapon. But not everyone should have a weapon. Not everyone should have a gun. It’s clear to me.” “

He also criticized the so-called “stand your ground law” adopted by some states, which have been blamed for the deadly confrontation.

“That’s why I’m happy [my show is] Not that type of court,” he said.