In 1987, he got his first stint on television as the host of Showtime at the Apollo. That success led to The Steve Harvey Show on the fledging WB network. A year later, Harvey joined his friend Cedric the Entertainer, and fellow comics D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac for The Kings of Comedy Tour. Spike Lee directed a film version that was a box office and DVD hit. It led to a string of appearances in film. He briefly hosted Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge.