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