Kier Spates, aka JUNIOR from the Steve Harvey Morning Show is a native of Houston Texas, has to be one of the funniest comics you will ever encounter. He has traveled the globe with such greats as Aretha Franklin, Lyfe Jennings, Music soul Child, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Gerald Levert, Anita Baker and Anthony Hamilton.
In 2005, he toured as one of the primary acts on the “Rickey Smiley and Friends Show”. In addition to all of this named above, he has also done military tours; the USO Tours to Japan and Bahrain. Kier has also managed to dominate the stage on the college scenes as well. His standup has been embraced on the campuses of University of Southern LA, Texas A&M, University of Houston, University of North Texas and Texas Southern University. These performances have commanded accolades on the “Improv” circuit all overthe United States.
“It’s Junior Time!”
Kier Spates has also had many on screen television appearances, as well. BET’s “Comic View” and “Getting Paid” are just a couple that received rave reviews. We must not forget “Dre” in Barbershop Blues with New Edition’s – Ralph Tresvant. He has traveled with many hit stage plays as well. One of his most notable accounts was “Confessions” starring the late Gerald Levert, Kelly Price and Tommy Ford.
Kier is the celebrity ambassador for the Sickle Cell Disease Society of America. Kier’s Hope Foundation was fashioned to bring awareness for children and adults who’ve been suffering with the disease. The nonprofit organization is staffed with volunteers who create programs, events, and fundraising to benefit those affected.