updated 07/13/2014 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/14/2014 AT 12:45 PM ET
“I will marry Donnie in the next few weeks,” McCarthy, 41, told PEOPLE Saturday, before hosting her touring comedy review Dirty Sexy Funny at Miami’s Magic City Casino.
Wahlberg will also be one of the Sirius show’s special guest stars, the network announced Monday.
The best-selling author, activist, actress and former Playboy model, who recently announced she is leaving The View, said she took a year off from men to find herself before dating Wahlberg, a man she had admired from afar.
After the wedding, McCarthy will begin her weekly, one-hour radio show, which she says will complement her current comic romp, a project she began three years ago after touring the country to find the funniest female comediennes.
“I love comedy and want to devote my career to it, but I am not a stand-up,” she says. “My passion is to empower female comics. I want to see them succeed.”
Dirty Sexy Funny is an outrageous and humorous look at the lives of contemporary women, performed by her five-member female cast. For her role, McCarthy introduces the comics as the show’s master of ceremonies, then adds a few of her own risqué video vignettes between acts.
“We are expanding this show from weekend performances in the Eastern states to more dates throughout the Midwest and soon we will shoot a pilot,” McCarthy says. “I am so happy to be able to do what I love and marry a man who lets me be me.”