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Steve Harvey Breakdown Caught On Camera

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Steve Harvey has had quite a successful career as a comedian and game show/talk show host; he found enormous popularity with the raunchy “Kings Of Comedy” tour along with Bernie Mac and Cedric The Entertainer. But not many know his backstory, or the people who helped him when he was struggling to make a name for himself.

Harvey got a nice birthday surprise from one of those people on his talk show recently, and it meant so much to him that he broke down in tears in front of the audience. Rich Liss, who–along with his wife Becky–was one of Harvey’s early supporters, appeared via satellite to wish him a happy birthday, causing an emotional overload for the comedian.

“I was 26 years old, struggling,” Harvey remembered of his early days. “I didn’t have nothing and these people owned a furniture store in Cleveland. They took me in and gave me a contract with my little carpet cleaning company. When I became a comedian at 27, I didn’t have money to travel. They gave me an account at their travel agency and I ran up a bill that was $11,000 just traveling and try to make it. Those people right there, they helped me out!”

The entire exchange left Harvey–and the audience–sobbing and trying to get control. But the comedian in him quickly took over.

“Hey man, I got money now, Rich!” he said. “Matter of fact, I’m gonna send a plane to pick up you and Becky, I’m gonna fly you to Chicago to see the show. I’ve been looking for you for years.”

Steve Harvey Breakdown Caught On Camera
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  • Gary K. Cooper

    I had a similar experience! There are folks out there who disregard the color of ones skin and look at the SPIRIT!

  • Dave Dudley

    Why is this news? I could care less about this idiot.

    • forneytigger

      You took the time to comment. Doesn’t seem like you “care less”

      • LINDEN FRANK

        what is wrong with you man? don’t you have a heart? obviously not…guess you didn’t LEARN anything by this…

    • Anjanette Hicks

      You why did you click on the article if you could care less? Steve Harvey begins the headline.

    • Mark

      you are an idiot!

    • WhoMe

      The phrase is “couldn’t care less”. “could care less” means that you do care and it is possible to “care” less than you actually are right now.

      • Lindsey

        Thank you, that’s a peeve of mine :P

    • blaze

      Im sure the feeling is mutual

    • John Chain

      If you could care less why did you, an imbecile, watch it?

    • Jay

      Dave, Let me get this straight, You took the time out of your very busy and important life to read a article about a very rich, very famous, and very popular man who came from nothing. And you think is a idiot. You then take the time out of your busy, important life to respond to the article. AND HE IS A IDIOT. LOL GET A LIFE LOSER.

    • rocme

      Steve Harvey does a lot for people that are less fortunate. He is playing it forward. This is an example of God’s “good news” in action that can uplift people’s spirit. You need to go hug your child or something because you don’t get it. You are a bitter person that needs some joy in your life.

    • Hilda

      Dave you are an idiot, if you did not care, why did you not only READ the article but took the time to POST as well? I don’t think there are any bigger losers than you buddy, you take first place.

    • Cheryl

      Dave, if you could care less why are you reading and commenting to this article?

  • j roberts

    That couple who helped Steve Harvey are like ‘angels’ in one’s life! Thank God for them! God bless people like that who make the world a better place for everyone!

    • LINDEN FRANK

      I was crying too. Wow what a guy. He never forgot… and it will be a great reunion.

  • Mark

    dave,

    you are an idiot…

  • http://yahoo amanda schulz

    steve harvey is a prime example of guardian angels that live amongst us all! they have many disguises and they walk and talk to us everyday :) thank god for that couple who took the time and saved someone who was lost at the time but now found his way again! godbless those who do give everyday ! we all need to learn to do the same thing and follow suit, this is what makes the world a better place :)

  • http://webpronews rara

    i think that is a blessing to see them alive and well.

  • http://www.corruptpreacher.com zombiesnthechurch

    He always crying like a little B$%#@! lol BUT when the AWSOMENESS of what God can take you FROM and lead you to– you can t help but shed tears of joy………and giving back? that is what you are suppose to do give ‘back’ to those that helped you make it…..and ESPECIALLY to the NEEDY and not seeking the fame and fortune of the GREEDY!! whatever God gives you he requires for you to SHARE with others…..and PLEASE don t forget that you can NOT ‘buy’ His blessing but instead use what He favors you with and be a blessing to others….NOT just in money either!….time, talent, love and ESPECIALLY compassion…..happy for ya Steve just don t forget that it was God that allowed you to receive favor not man and you can not PAY God for his Blessings just keep PRAYING and be careful not to get PREYED upon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://yahoo bill adreon

    nice news 4 once jus shos you what gos around came around never 4get where you came from

    • Joel

      Amen !!

  • John Scott

    I get the Picture, Steve Harvey was crying because now he has to pay that money back.

  • Fran

    Mr. Rich and Becky Liss: The praises go up to God for the wonderful things you done to help Steve Harvey. I only wish there were more like you that dont mine sharing the love and compassion toward one another!

    Steve Harvey It was your time and season to be blessed! If only I had a portion just to finish school and not struggle from pay check to pay check…..Forever be blessed and just know that God said in his word “If I be for you, I am more than the whole world against you!!!! Love you Steve Harvey for all that you share in laughter and tears.

  • ron

    dont get it. why it took him so long to pay these people back and they had to reach out to him? To say he couldnt find some normal people from Cleavland is not believable

    • Sarah

      If you would have read the hold story,and listen to what Steve said, you would have heard Steve say that he had been looking for them and that they had been on his mind. someone on the show found them for him. Why do you think he was so emotional?

  • seth

    Wow, mainstream media is way behind, this was on the chive a week ago

  • Victoria

    It is so good to see there are sstill caring people in this world and humble people too. ure need more storues like thi in these days of so much horror happening

  • yvette

    that’s why they never forget where you came from. You never think about how things turn out until it happens to you. Who would know what
    the future brings. Here it is years later and it makes you look back who you was to see who you are now. Thank God for the path you took. Your Blessed stay in the right path.

    • Jewel

      So rude, and its no one’s business on how he made it!!!! obiviously he cried tears of Joy, being he got what he saught after…..

      • Jewel

        @RICK

  • rick

    Yeah yeah yeah.I see how people are saying how great this guy is. Then did it take so long for him to find them?He didnt want it known white people helped him out. Duhhhh. That would spoil his whole image.Go pass that stuff off on all your “bruthas and sistahs” they gonna belive ya. And the white apoligists libs.

    • antirick

      rick, you are a d*ck, and a loser buddy.

    • VJ

      You are just the type of person that makes relations between people fail. But, of course, unintelligence is a hard thing to get rid of. These are just the type of remarks that Limbaugh and Fox News tells you to think. Get a real grip on what can be done and not what someone tells you to think.

    • edward

      Rick you are the reason the country is as messed up as it is. GROWN UP and become a man of compasson.

    • Jamila

      same thought…the man wants his money..so pay up Steve and stop your tears..you crying cause he found you!!!

  • N. Jr

    It’s nice to get some good news for a change and hear something positive. Congrat’s to Steve and the Liss family.

  • ann

    congrats to steve and the friends that meant and did so much to help steve become who he is today. if it wasnt for that couple we would probally wouldnt have the laughter that we have because of steve. we love steve so thanks for all u did for him. oh yea , steve only a real man dont mind crying in public. we love ya bunches

  • Carl

    How wonderful that those folks helped Steve in his struggle to make it in this world. God Bless them for their trust and obviously he deserved it. So Steve cried with thanksgiving on his heart. I hope he can meet with his friends and share those troubling times with them and cry tears of joy for their special friendship. God Bless each one of you.

    • superdog

      Steve Harvey is a talented guy, and his success is a reward for his hard work and dedication. I am sure he will enjoy the reunion, and shed some more tears of joy, Good stuff.

  • http://yahoo manny

    STEVE IS OK. BUT..
    HE SHOULD SAY THE QUESTION ‘WE ASKED 100 PEOPLE’ CLEARLY SO THE TV AUDIENCE WATCHING AT HOMES CAN FOLLOW THE GAME!! VERY OFTEN, I WE MISS THE QUESTION! NO USE WITH HIS COMEDY TALK IF THE HOME AUDIENCE CANNOT FOLLOW! MOST COMEDIENS SWALLOW THE “PUNCH LINES” AND THAT IS TERRIBLE! (JAY LENO IS ANOTHER SUCH A SWALLOWER OF PUNCHES!!)

  • edward

    There are so many idiots in this world, that is why america is so behind the eight ball, steve harvey donates his time and money to many charities.Haters Repent!!!!

  • Proof King

    Great Man…. I Love

  • Danny

    A lot of people helped Steve Harvey along the way, not just these people. And he will never be able to find them all or to pay them all back. That is just a fact.

    He has to keep moving. When you climb a ladder, you cannot go back down to thank the first few rungs that you climbed up, because then, you are going backwards.

    Unselfish people, help us so that we can keep rising up, not go back down.

    This is a good story, and I know Steve Harvey personally, we worked in television together and if you all knew how arrogant he is, you’d see this display of emotion as a legitimate touching event.

    For anything to make Steve Harvey cry, it has to be from his heart, he don’t jive when it comes to deep feelings! This is sincere!

    • http://Yahoo Pamela

      I DON’T KNOW HIM PERSONALLY AND I HAVE TO AGREE THAT HE SEEMS ARROGANT AT TIMES. I’VE BEEN WATCHING HIS SHOW ON A DAILY BASIS. I WATCHED THIS SHOW AND WAS SURPRISED AT HOW OVERWHELMED HE WAS WITH EMOTION. HE ALSO SEEMED EMBARASSED BUT I SAW A MORE COMPASSIONATE SIDE TO HIM. WE SHOULD ALWAYS REMEMBER ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE HELPED US THROUGHOUT THE YEARS WHETHER THEY ARE YOUR FRIENDS OR FAMILY.

      I WAS ALSO SURPRISED THAT STEVE HAD NEVER KEPT IN CONTACT WITH THEM AND THAT HE OFFERED TO FLY THEM BACK TO HIS SHOW. I LIKE HIS SHOW BUT SOMETIMES HE NEEDS TO BE MORE APPRECIATIVE ESPECIALLY WHEN HIS STUDIO AUDIENCE IS CLAPPING FOR HIM AND HE TELLS THEM TO STOP OR TELLS THEM THAT THEY ARE ACTING LIKE TEENAGERS! WE ARE THE ONES THAT ARE MAKING HIM RICH!!!!!!

      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOHCAwync3k Danny

        Hey Pamela, you are correct, Steve does go off on his audiences alot. He does it in his stand-up routine so bad that he has gotten bad reviews from local news papers for doing so.

        And they always say the same thing, that people think enough of you to buy your tickets to come see you, and you call them poor, country looking, etc…

        Yes, Steve is rich, but if everyone ever called in their markers, Steve would be broke overnight!

      • Danny

        Pamela your comments are right on! Steve has gotten so many bad reviews from talking down on his audiences while in concert.

        They pay to go see him and he calls them country, ignorrant, etc..

        As I said, he is very arrogant, which is one reason why Katt Williams doesn’t like him.

        Steve met Katt, and so much as told him to go screw himself because he(Steve) was focusing on something.

        Katt was only coming to meet the other comic that was doing the tour with him, and Steve went nuts on him.

        I know this first hand.

  • http://YAHOO RON

    No wonder there are so many people commenting on this. Look at all the misspelled words in the responses. You obviously have time to comment because you can’t get a job. go back to school and learn to spell. Do you really believe he couldn’t find them. I typed the name and found the address in 2 minutes. He hasn’t looked for them at all.

    example: nice news 4 once jus shos you what gos around came around never 4get where you came from
    Just to share one of the unemployd comments.

    • http://Yahoo Rich

      Your a jerk face. Did I spell that correctly?

      • MIchelle

        Actually, it’s “you’re a jerk face” – go back to school!

    • J

      You spelled “unemployed” wrong. So there’s that. Idiot.

      And you knew where to look for them because they told- in the clip- what the State in which they lived.

    • Kay

      I love Steve and his show but this came as a disappointment to me. How on earth could he not have found these people over all the years if he really looked for them. They helped him to be where he is and he completely forgot about them after all they did. Shame on Steve. These people are very good people. They helped a young man who forgot all about them and now they are taking their time to reconnect. God bless them, that’s all I can say.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOHCAwync3k Danny

    He is real cool and cares.

  • http://Yahoo PJ

    I saw this when it was aired and really didn’t think too much of it. The couple mentioned were very kind to a young man that was struggling and, if not for them, he might not be the entertainer he is today. I enjoy his show.

  • George

    Don’t mean to be cynical, but the “I’ve been looking for you” comment is a little questionable.

    • J

      For someone who “doesn’t mean to be cynical” you certainly are very good at it. You seem to think that a person having money endows him with Godlike powers including omnipotence. Over a 26 year period, people can vanish. Hell, they can vanish over a two MONTH period if you don’t pay close attention.

  • Marsha

    Wow, oh how I adore Steve Harvey! I find his sense of humor to be so funny! I don’t find him arrogant or rude… it is all in his unique humor. Kids, take a moment to see if you can find the tape of him as a young man…with hair… talking about his mother, church, and Sister O’Dell. Hilarious! I love Steve and I do enjoy Family Fued with him as host. Truly nice departure from so much crap we are delivered daily. Happy Birthday Steve! Hope this was a good one and the following year even better! Tis good to laugh! BTW, considering he is a Piscean, it is totally understandable to see him so emotional… I wonder if he is Piscean Moon also! Could be!

  • wisdom

    If Steve Harvey is a “bad guy” because he didn’t find and/or praise the people that helped him get to where he is; then be sure to find and praise God, your parents, teachers, whom else helped you all make it to this point in your lives. “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”-Matthew 7:1

  • Gloria

    I wonder if he ever paid the $11,000+ back to these people, since he indicated that he had not seen them or heard from them?

  • Debbie

    Steve a real man real man do cry. love this video

  • Michele Elliott

    I love steven i see that show and was crying toooo mr havery is a great man and people love him so much im happy for him and his family keep up the good work love you michele elliott from washington dc

  • athomas

    I am sure he was sincere with his emotions, but come on now why could he not find them for years?

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