Friday, October 22, 2021

Mark Curry on Making Amends with Steve Harvey ‘I’m Done With It All’

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*Comedian Mark Curry of “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” fame chopped it up with 50BOLD about some of his recent headline-making moments, specifically with fellow comic Steve Harvey.

Earlier this year, Mark called out the TV host and radio personality for allegedelly stealing his jokes.

We previously reported, during his appearance on Fox Soul’s “The Mike & Donny Show,” Curry was asked by host Mike Hill: “What’s up with you and Steve, man?”

Mark responded, “Steve stole my material on his show, so I had a beef on that.”

The show he was referring to was Harvey’s former talk show “Steve,” which was cancelled to make room for Kelly Clarkson’s show.

“When he was on his bullsh– talk show that he had, he did all of my Halloween material one Halloween,” Curry added.

“Somebody called me and said, ‘Homeboy doing your material.’ He did my whole Halloween run, and I know he didn’t think of it. This was true stuff that really happened to me,” he continued.

“And my thing was, you didn’t have to do that homeboy. Mother–, you made enough money, b– a–,” he added. Curry believes stealing jokes is “the most lewd thing a comic can do.”

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He went on to note that he confronted Harvey about the issue at Def Comedy Jam 25. When Hill asked, “What did you say to him?” Curry responded,” Ask him.”

According to Curry, Harvey did not apologize. 

Steve has denied Mark’s accusations.

When asked further about his beef with Steve, Curry told 50BOLD “I’m done with it all.”

Below is an excerpt from the Q&A.  

50BOLD: Now, you know I have to touch on the hot-button topic about your public dispute involving Steve Harvey. You’ve accused him of stealing some of your material. I even saw similarities when you posted your Halloween joke side-by-side with his version. However, Steve has denied all accusations. Have you both made amends or even plan to discuss the matter further?

Mark: No, I put my receipts out, and I’m done with it all. Just keep my name clean!

50BOLD: What about Bill Cosby? How did you feel about the Cosby situation?

Mark: No comment!

50BOLD: Really. Have you reached out to him?

Mark: No Comment.

50BOLD: Whoa! Really? I got you!

Mark: I know nothing about any of that.

50BOLD: Wow! Alright, shutting that Cosby door. Okay, here’s another one. I know you don’t like discussing your 2006 accident.

Mark: That accident thing is over! The entire “think positive” belief came from my accident situation. If you think positive, you can get through anything.

50BOLD: You were really depressed at the time and even thinking about suicide, is this true?

Mark: Yes, all of that.

50BOLD: Wow, you spiraled all the way down.

Mark: My life at the time just went dark.

50BOLD: And your comedian friends like Sinbad, Martin Lawrence, Damon Wayans, Chris Tucker, and Bill Cosby, all supported you, called you and helped you bounce back after the accident, correct?

Mark: I don’t even want to talk about those days either. I have already dealt with the situation. I don’t ever want to go back there. No offense.

50BOLD: No, I hear you; let’s move on.

Mark: Ok, let’s move on.

Read the full interview here

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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