Steve Harvey is cleaning up his act. In this concert film, the former WB sitcom star--and one star of the Original Kings of Comedy--does his stand-up set for the crowd at MegaFest, a huge gospel event in Atlanta. Mindful of his congregation, er, audience, Harvey curbs his cursing to riff on religion, church rituals, children and African-American culture and offers heartfelt reflections on his own spiritual journey.
Harvey's bits about his kid and Michael Jackson (no, not together) provide a few chuckles, but his material isn't consistently funny. However, from the countless reaction shots, the cheering crowd seems to dig it. (Hmmm, maybe church folk are just easier to please?) By the end of the Trip, you may be left wondering, When the show is this short (78 minutes) and the comedy this sanitized (0 expletives), why not put it on TV instead of in theaters?