Steve Harvey hosted the fourth episode of “Celebrity Family Feud” on Sunday, July 31. The Grammy-winning boy band Boyz II Men went up against comedian Amber Ruffin and her family.
In Season 8 of the show, which is on ABC every Monday, two teams compete against each other for a chance to win a big cash prize that goes to a charity of their choice.
In the other fight in Episode 4, actors and comedians Joe Lo Truglio and Thomas Lennon went head-to-head. Boyz II Men chose the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center at UK HealthCare as the charity they wanted to help. But only two of the band’s four well-known singers, Wanya Norris and Shawn Stockman, showed up on the show. Jo Koy, Joe Mulvihill, and Joseph Herbert joined them.
Here are some more interesting tidbits from the show, in which the host and the contestants joked with each other.
Who are the members of Boys II Men?
Boyz II was at first made up of Nathan Bartholomew Morris, Michael Sean McCary, Shawn Patrick Stockman, and Wanya Jermaine Morris. They were one of the most popular R&B groups in the United States. From the beginning of the 1990s to around 1995, Boyz II ruled the R&B charts in the United States. The band was first called Unique Attraction. It was started by Morris and Marc Nelson, who later left the group. In 1991, they put out their first album, “Cooleyhighharmony.” It sold more than 9 million copies and won them a Grammy. In 1992, the band’s single “End of the Road” set a record for the most weeks it spent at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
Right now, Nathan, Wanya, and Shawn are listed as being in the group. Even though Marc left before the group’s first album came out, he did so to start his own career. McCary quit because of a health problem. McCary left Boyz II Men in 2003 because he was having back spasms, which turned out to be a sign of multiple sclerosis.
Over the years, people have come and gone from the group. But the band became more stable when Shawn, Michael, and Wanya joined. Boyz II Men got their name from the popular R&B group New Edition in the 1980s. “Boys to Men,” a song by New Edition, was a big hit. Boyz II Men even sang a song by New Edition called “Can You Stand the Rain” without any instruments.
What is her name?
Those of you who have watched “Late Night with Seth Meyers” know that the sharp writing on the show is thanks to Amber Ruffin. The American comedian, writer, and actress Amber Ruffin has her own late-night talk show on NBC called “The Amber Ruffin Show.” She has been a part of “Late Night With Seth Meyers” since it began.
On June 12, 2022, in New York City, Amber Ruffin goes to the 75th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall.
Amber Ruffin goes to the 75th Annual Tony Awards on June 12, 2022, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris for Tony Awards Productions via Getty Images)
Ruffin was focusing on improv and theater before she became a big part of Meyers’ show. In 2001, she started doing improv and local theater productions in Omaha, where she was born. She went to the iO Theater in Central Chicago to study improv. After a few years of acting and improv, she moved to Amsterdam to work as a writer and performer with the improv comedy group Boom Chicago Amsterdam.