Steve Harvey – An American Comedic Success Story

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Steve Harvey
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Based in Chicago, Illinois, Patrick Borchard serves as chief financial officer of Pangea Properties REIT, a value-add player in the distressed multi-family market. In his free time, Patrick Borchard watches comedy shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld, and he enjoys the work of television host and comedian Steve Harvey on which Pangea has been a guest/sponsor. Mr. Borchard’s firm joined forces with the comedian during the 2013 and 2014 holiday season, providing no-cost apartments to families in need.

From a West Virginia coal mining family, Steve Harvey held diverse jobs throughout his 20s, from insurance salesman to prospective boxer, before finding his calling on the stage. Starting as a stand-up comic in the mid-1980s, he was discovered in 1989 as a finalist in a national comedy search. He became host of the syndicated Showtime at the Apollo show in 1993 and started The Steve Harvey Show three years later. Teaming up with other top-level comedic talents, he launched The Kings of Comedy in 1999, which became the most financially successful U.S. comedy tour ever.

In recent years, Steve Harvey has stayed active as a talk show host and has had a surprisingly successful career as an author with relationship advice books such as Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.