Steve Harvey Issues Warning Against People Who ‘Lie So Well’ After Katt Williams Blasted Him For Allegedly Stealing Material From Other Comics
Looks like veteran entertainer Steve Harvey is finally sharing his piece on the viral Katt Williams interview.
The TV personality made a few subtle remarks recently that seem to suggest his colleague was untruthful when recalling details of his career.
In case you haven’t been following, comedy great Katt Williams had a mouthful to share about his fellow comedians during a recent appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s podcast Club Shay Shay. In the episode, the “Friday After Next” star made several claims against other comics, accusing some of stealing content and expressing his opinion that overall, they don’t have high skill levels in the art of comedy. While going on a tirade about Cedric The Entertainer allegedly stealing one of his own jokes, Williams also accused Cedric’s good friend Steve Harvey of idea theft.
According to Williams, the “Family Feud” host jacked the idea for his popular 1996 TV series, “The Steve Harvey Show,” from comedian Mark Curry’s 1992 sitcom “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.” In the series, Harvey portrayed a professional musician turned high school musical teacher/vice principal. While Curry similarly played on his show a successful NBA player turned high school substitute gym teacher/coach. Speaking on Harvey allegedly replicating Curry’s idea, Williams stated:
“The same Steve that went to go watch Mark Curry do his whole sitcom and then stole everything Mark Curry had…Now Steve got a sitcom where he’s the principal and he wears a suit.”
I believe everything Katt Williams said about Steve Harvey ripping off Mark Curry! "Mark Cooper" retired from the NBA to become the basketball coach & later the HS VP. "Steve Hightower" left the music biz to become the music teacher & later became the HS VP… #KattWilliams pic.twitter.com/gConj2zFhZ
— Oscars did Angela Bassett WRONG! (@LovePrecious22) January 3, 2024
Going on to insult Harvey’s skills as an actor, he added:
“You couldn’t be a movie star…There are 30,000 new scripts in Hollywood every year. Not one of them asked for a country bumpkin Black dude that can’t talk good … and look like Mr. Potato Head. There ain’t none. You have to have range.”
He also went on to allege that Harvey thought he was funnier than late comic star Bernie Mac, which essentially was the reason Mac ultimately opted to leave the “Kings of Comedy” tours. Williams claimed though offered, he declined to fill the space out of respect for his friend whom he deems the greatest of all time. He also showed respect and love for D.L. Hughley.
Initially, Harvey didn’t appear to react to Williams‘ shots and accusations. A few days after the interview dropped, however, he reshared a video of himself speaking about how to deal with haters on “Family Feud.”
He captioned the post,
“You don’t have to address your haters”
You don't have to address your haters ? pic.twitter.com/pBUEIgeGBW
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) January 7, 2024
He also seemingly addressed the topic more directly during a taping of his “Steve Harvey Radio Show.” Apparently, the show regularly pre-records episodes, preventing Harvey from speaking about what happened immediately. During one of the recent releases, however, he alluded to Williams‘ lying about him stealing Curry’s idea and reportedly stated towards the end of the episode:
“Be careful when you hear something that’s laid out to be the truth and because the person that’s telling you what they say is true is speaking eloquently, don’t be deceived by that. There are some people who know how to lie so well, they know how to sprinkle in just enough truth and wrap it inside their lies, where they got you thinking someone is telling the truth,”
“Beware of those people”
Harvey has not mentioned Williams by name in any of his responses. It does not appear he’s made any other remarks about the situation at this time.
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