- (Photograph:Twitter/Steve Harvey)
Steve Harvey, 55-year-old comedian, headlined his very last stand-up comedy show with tears while giving glory to God last week at the the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Harvey closed out 27 years of stand-up comedy with a tearful message to his fans who received him with a standing ovation. As tears streamed down Harvey's face, he gripped his golden microphone and sniffled while thanking his screaming audience for their support and love.
"Thank y'all for making my dreams come true. you can't be famous without people," Harvey said between sniffles. "Really, I've been dreading this moment because I didn't know what to say. I just want to say thank you."
"God has given me a life far beyond anything I ever dreamed about. God is, man, God is something else man," Harvey said.
While the comedian thanked his business partner, fellow comedians and bodyguard, he also had a special message for his wife who was watching her husband from the audience as she wiped away tears.
"I want to thank Marjorie for skyrocketing my life," Harvey told his wife in front of thousands. "I wasn't doing good until you came along, girl. I [surely] thank you."
The author, radio and television host went on to open up about his Christian faith to his audience.
"Twenty-seven years is a long time to do something that you love to do. Bishop Jakes, T.D. Jakes, told me – heard him in a sermon one time say – 'I would hate to die and never do the thing I was born to do,'" Harvey said. "Man, God let me do it. He let me do it. I'm not a perfect Christian, you dig, but my life has gotten to this point."
He went on to speak about being a witness for God.
"Somebody tweeted me and said, 'Your career is what you paid for, your calling is what you're made for.' God has positioned me just this way to be just like I am, to say what I say how I say it," Harvey told his audience in a final goodbye. "I'm just a living witness that you can be an imperfect soldier and still be in the army fighting for God Almighty. Don't you think you got to be perfect 'cause I ain't. Thank y'all for 27 years. I love you."
While the comedian will no longer headline his own stand-up comedy shows, he is currently the host of "Family Feud," a radio show and is working on a daytime television talk show.