Steve Harvey and Kirk Franklin Team Up for 2011 Comedy Gospel Tour

By Jenny Bennett | managing editor,
Posted: Mon, 11/29/2010 - 13:06

(Atlanta, GA – November 29, 2010) – Accomplished actor, best-selling author, and comedic icon Steve Harvey is teaming up with multiple GRAMMY® Award winner Kirk Franklin to bring hope, inspiration and laughter to fans during these tough economic times. On March 19, 2011, Harvey and Franklin will kick off their first-ever Steve Harvey and Kirk Franklin Comedy Gospel Tour at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, providing an up-close and special dose of laughs and gospel music for each city. The tour will criss-cross the United States hitting major cities including Memphis, Tampa and Jacksonville.   

There's nothing quite like sharing laughs and making personal connections with fans through stand-up comedy, and as one of the original Kings of Comedy, Steve Harvey returns to the foundation of his success to deliver his brand of cutthroat and straight-talking humor to communities across the country. Adding Gospel powerhouse Kirk Franklin adds another dimension to a night that will be filled with the foot-stomping, hand-clapping and evangelistic musical genius of Franklin. Harvey and Franklin are keyed up for this first time union. Harvey, one of the most versatile and multi-talented entertainers in the industry, expressed, "I think that this type of tour for me is long overdue. It is going to be an amazing amount of fun and ya'll really do need to see Kirk and me together because as I said before, God really is not thru with me yet! It's going to be funny just watching me trying to get thru this show cleanly. I'm probably going to remind you of somebody you know."  

Added Franklin, "It's an honor to tour with my friend and brother in bringing people hope and laugher in what for many are difficult times. Steve brings the jokes and I bring that Jesus!" Tickets will be on sale beginning Monday, November 22, 2010 via Ticketmaster,  

Steve Harvey Kirk Franklin Music and Comedy Tour (Additional dates forthcoming)
March 19, 2011 Atlanta, Ga. Philips Arena
March 26, 2011 Tampa, Fla. St. Peter Time Forum  
April 2, 2011 Memphis, Tenn. Desoto Civic Center  
April 9, 2011 Nashville, Tenn. Bridgestone Arena  
April 30, 2011 Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum  
May 7, 2011 Shreveport, La. Century Tel  
May 21, 2011 Jacksonville, Fla. Veteran Memorial  

Beginning his stand-up comedy career in the mid-1980s, Steve Harvey's engaging personality, tell-it-like-it-is comedy, inspirational endeavors, and passion for connecting and helping others have made him a beloved figure on stage, screen, radio and local communities nationwide. Entertaining millions of men, women and children and speaking to their everyday lives, Steve Harvey has become one of the most multi-faceted and successful entertainers, winning awards for the long-running stints he had hosting It's Showtime at the Apollo and acting in his sitcom The Steve Harvey Show, acting in movies, creating comedy DVDs, offering affordable fashion, and helping students and families.  Engaging more than seven million listeners in his long-running Steve Harvey Morning Show radio show recently celebrated his five-year anniversary. As an author, his debut New York Times best-seller Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, spent 64 weeks on the best-seller list. His new book, Straight Talk No Chaser will be released on December 7, 2010. Never one to slow down, Harvey just premiered his new TV show The Steve Harvey Project on Centric and is the new host of Family Feud. For more information on Steve Harvey and his endeavors, log onto            

Kirk Franklin changed musical history with the release of his debut album, Kirk Franklin & The Family, the first gospel album to sell more than a million units. In his bold attempt to broaden the range of the traditional gospel audience, Kirk Franklin was willing to take heat from the naysayers as long as it didn't get in the way of delivering the inspired message. After more than 16 years as the top-selling Contemporary Gospel artist, Kirk Franklin shows no signs of slowing down. Many believe the secret to his continued success is rooted in his artistic genius of being innovative, relevant and authentic. To date, the musical trendsetter has garnered seven GRAMMY® Awards; an American Music Award; 35 Stellar Awards; 12 Dove Awards (CCM); five NAACP Awards; 2 BET Music Awards, a Soul Train Award and numerous others. His yearly gig as host and producer of BET's highly successful Sunday Best continues to prove that Franklin is a force to be reckoned with in all areas of music, media and television. For more information on Kirk Franklin and his endeavors, log onto   

Vote On News

Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)

News You May Also Like

After 21 years in the industry as frontman for John P. Kee’s New Life Community Choir, it's not difficult to be happy for Isaac Carree. The Men of Standard co-founder and most recently, a lead vocalist for Kirk Franklin, shot to number one on Billboard’s Gospel Album Charts last...
Music Superstar to Tour with Special Guests Isaac Carree, BET Sunday Best Winner Amber Bullock and Verity Recording Artists Deon Kipping and Jason Nelson, Sponsored by The American Heart AssociationLos Angeles, Calif.  (October 3, 2011) – Seven-time GRAMMY-winning contemporary Gospel...