Famed comedian Steve Harvey took his talk show on the road to Orlando, Florida recently to tape a full week of new episodes airing Nov. 17 – 21. This marked the first time in the history of the “Steve Harvey” daytime talk show that the Emmy award-winning show was taped outside of the Chicago area where the program is based. The episodes were filmed at the Universal Orlando Resort at its CityWalk Lagoon Stage, Nov. 4, 5 and 6. And some lucky South Florida residents who won tickets to the show’s taping and a meet and greet with Steve Harvey from a local radio affiliate of the talk show were able to attend.
Harvey, who recently released his self-help book, Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life’s Riches, included fan favorites such as the Ask Steve segment of the talk show during the Orlando taping. The talk show host also personally invited recent guests of the show such as a young girl who helped deliver her sister’s baby and a couple that could not afford a proper honeymoon to attend the tapings of the new episodes at Universal Orlando Resort as VIPs.
West Palm Beach R&B radio affiliate WMBX – X102.3, which broadcasts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, weekdays throughout Palm Beach County, gave away ten pairs of tickets. Radio personality Patrice Wright, known as simply Patrice on-air, said that fans of the talk show were thrilled to win tickets to the show. “The reaction (of the listeners) was really, really excited because you get to sit in the audience of a live taping of the ‘Steve Harvey’ show and you get a meet and greet with Steve,” she said. “One of the winners let a four-letter word slip. Thank goodness for the (mute) button.”
In addition, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, radio program, is consistently in the top three of the ratings for the station and was a great tie-in to get X102.3 listeners to Orlando for the taping of Harvey’s talk show, Wright said.
The episodes shot in Florida at the Universal Orlando Resort included specialty segments such as a Family Feud game with famous families competing against each other, America’s Hottest Bachelors: The Men of Florida,” and the show’s biggest Family Bucket List featuring a family of 12 from Utah.
The Steve Harvey talk show is in its third season and has garnered Harvey a 2014 daytime Emmy award for best talk show host. Harvey also hosts the popular game show Family Feud, in which he also won an Emmy earlier this year. In addition, Harvey has recently released a new book, Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, in which the bestselling author, comedian, television, radio and game show host talks about being homeless and the lessons that he has learned from his many struggles on the road to success in an effort to help others achieve success.
Excerpts from Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success include advice such as, “Don’t go it alone. If you need help to achieve your dreams, ask for it! No man or woman is self-made.” And, “Don’t waste time wishing for what someone else has or comparing yourself to others’ success. Find your gift. It won’t fall in your lap.” As well as, “If you are the smartest one in your group, it’s time to get a new group.”
Failure is key to success, according to Harvey in the book. He said that he was once so broke that he had to sleep in his car. Harvey said that Warren Buffet, an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist, would not consider hiring someone unless they have failed at least twice. Harvey has also publicly acknowledged that he flunked out of college but he continued to pursue comedy, his passion, and eventually carved out a very successful career as a result. “Everything I have of value today, I got from a setback,” he said. “Failure can be a wonderful teacher.”
Harvey is also the author of bestselling book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which inspired the hit movies Think Like a Man (2012), and Think Like a Man Too (2014).