Comedy is powerful for Steve Harvey

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Steve Harvey, who performs Saturday at James Brown Arena, began his career as a stand-up comedian in the mid-1980s. Although he’s cutting back his gigs, he said the careful application of humor is important to everything he does.

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He said comedy is powerful, because it makes meaningful messages easier to deliver.

“It’s something I learned from Bill Cosby,” he said. “He had me to his house in 1993 and he told me that if you can make a person laugh, you can sell them anything. That’s when you can slide in a message, say a lot of stuff.”

You can learn more about Mr. Harvey in a profile by entertainment reporter Steve Uhles in the Applause section on Thursday.

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