Actor, comedian, entertainer, TV/radio personality, best-selling author Steve Harvey will host the 44th NAACP Image Awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live from Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium on February 1st on NBC.
Harvey’s rise to fame has involved an arduous start in stand-up comedy, television gigs as host of Showtime at the Apollo, star of his own self titled sitcom on the WB network as well as a daytime talk show which debuted last fall, one of four comedians featured in the Spike Lee film The Original Kings of Comedy, host of a wildly popular syndicated morning radio show, host of long time classic game show Family Feud, and more.
Nominees for this year’s NAACP Image Awards include Denzel Washington for “Flight” and Lenny Kravitz for “The Hunger Games”.
“I’m honored to be hosting the 44th NAACP Image Awards, and celebrate the variety of film, TV, literary, music contributions, and special honorees this year.” said Harvey. “We’re live on stage, got great things in store for the night!”
The NAACP was founded in 1909, and is the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States.