The game show Family Feud is back again for another go on TV with another new host, and this time it's comedian Steve Harvey who's shaking hands and asking what people were most likely to say in response to basic polls. Same theme song, same basic premise, new flashing lights, and oh, Harvey tells viewers they can play online with their friends on Facebook. So that's how you know it's 2010.
The show already has taped 100 episodes from Universal Studios Orlando. In an interview with the AP, Harvey boasted: "I bet you there's not a funnier game show on TV. We've done some pretty incredible stuff so far."
Speaking of which, here's a clip in which a contestant tells Harvey why it's OK to boo a comedian. Boo a comedian?!? Roll it and discuss.
Not wanting to take this new video out of context, I'm not quite sure what to make of this interview Katt Williams did with "The Humor Mill," which bills itself as a newsletter that's about "the urban comic" -- just what we need, another online publication devoted to New Yorkers...am I right? Oh, wait. Urban means something different? Anyhow. Code words! Let's focus on Katt Williams, who said he was retiring from stand-up comedy at the end of what turned out to be a tumultuous 2008 for him, and talks about some beef he got into with Steve Harvey near year's end. Remember, even though Williams may have stopped touring, he still has a TV deal with Comedy Central, and his people have told me he's not done with comedy just yet. So keep that in mind when you watch this:
Also, if you call up The Humor Mill Magazine online and turn to page 30-33, you can read the interview, in which Williams says, "Me and stand-up had quite a fling." What's next for Williams? Stay tuned.
One of The Original Kings of Comedy is back on the road in two separate tours, one telling jokes and the other promoting his new relationship advice book. Steve Harvey's "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" is based on an advice segment from his nationally syndicated morning radio program. Harvey took to the airwaves Tuesday when the book came out, appearing on The Early Show and Conan, among other places. Last night, fans came out in droves to downtown Brooklyn's Barnes & Noble to see him (right), so many that several uniformed police officers kept the peace both inside and outside the bookstore.
Related: Unfortunately, HarperCollins didn't get the book title in its own Web address, because an "e-book" author already has it. Don't confuse one for the other.