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Fri04182014

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Daytime TV talk: more Steve and ‘less’ Wendy

I look forward to the day when I get that call from Hollywood saying, "Myron. We'd like to give you your own daytime talk show! We would also like to pay you a truckload of money to do it!" However, until that time comes, I guess I will settle for checking out the daytime TV talk show hosts who have already gotten that call.

I'm especially excited about the new Steve Harvey daytime show simply titled "Steve Harvey." In addition to his morning radio show and his hosting duties on "Family Feud," Harvey is about to conquer daytime television as well. His new show will focus on real topics such as marriage, family, dating, finance and workplace issues.

And, of course, he will address these topics as only Harvey knows. That means it will have no choice but to be funny.

The show will premiere locally Sept. 4, on Fox 13, WHBQ weekdays at noon. I guess I will have to set my DVR.

Meanwhile, "The Wendy Williams Show" will be getting a makeover this season, with some big changes to her set design. And if you liked the "Hot Topics" segment, it will be extended to a whopping 18 minutes.

We can also expect to see her in full High Definition. Even her wardrobe will be changing just a bit. Williams, who quips that she is ten times thinner these days from hitting the gym, will be wearing more pencil skirts and blue jeans, along with her signature wigs.

The current season of her show starts on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. on Fox 13 WHBQ as well. I won't have to set my DVR for this one. The show repeats each night on BET.

Universoul Circus

The Universoul Circus returns to Memphis on Aug. 28 through Sept. 3 at the Hickory Ridge Mall. If you're familiar with the Universoul Circus, you know that this particular circus is like no other. Bicycle girls, motorcycle daredevils and contortionists are just a few of the acts you'll see, along with elephants, tigers and even trick dogs. Get your tickets now at all Ticket master outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or at www.Universoulcircus.com.

Unique Dating Mixer

The Unique Dating Mixer returns on Aug. 28 at Memphis Sounds Lounge located at 22 North Third. This is a great opportunity to mix, mingle and meet other professional singles while enjoying great music, food, drinks and Facebook-style Q&A discussions. Admission is $10 and starts at 7 p.m. Hosted by me, Myron Mays.

Grown and Sexxy Fridays

Showtime Entertainment presents Grown and Sexxy Fridays, featuring Jerome Chism and The M-Town Band, one of the hottest bands in the city. Hosted by Comedian Stephon Smith every Friday at Soul'lucions Restaurant & Lounge, 2926 Lamar Ave. Suite 101. Doors open at 7 p.m,, show starts at 9 p.m. Admission is $10. For more info, contact Stephon Smith of Showtime Entertainment at 901-493-0336.

Bartlett Comedy Spot

You've seen him on "Def Comedy Jam," "Next Friday" with Ice Cube and various comedy tours across the country, now comedian Don "DC" Curry will be at the Bartlett Comedy Spot on Sept. 21-22 for four big shows. Show times are at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call 901-590-3620 for more information.

Also, don't forget each and every Sunday night at 8, Comedian Rob Love presents "Open Mic Poetry and Comedy Night." Enjoy the bar. Kitchen is open late as well. Tell a friend, bring a friend! Admission is free. The Bartlett Comedy Spot is located at 5709 Raleigh Lagrange.

(If you have an even you'd like for me to cover or attend, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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