It’s not the first time Steve Harvey has been offered a shot at his own show.
The experienced comedian was first asked to host a show three years ago just after the release of his best-seller, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. They would have required Harvey to give relationship advice to women from a man’s perspective. It was the perfect idea!
Harvey politely declined.
“They just wanted to make a relationship show and I didn’t think that was rich enough,” Harvey said. “I don’t think you can do five years, five days a week just talking about who likes who.”
Harvey already had a lot going for him. He is a successful comedian, author, and radio host. It isn’t surprising why people are now calling him the “King of All Media.” Besides, Harvey felt that daytime television was too sedate; one of the original “Kings of Comedy” found late-night was a better place in TV for him.
Shortly after, Harvey was offered a position as host on Family Feud. His success greater intrigued his suitors at Endemol. Then, as luck would have it, Endemol offered Harvey what would be the first ever talk show on Endemol in the U.S.
Harvey, as we know, accepted and now finds himself free of having to keep up his comedic persona. In a way, his new talk show liberates him as a person. The show “really is aimed to entertain, for people to have fun and for people to always come away with something,” he said.
Harvey, 55, officially retired from live stand-up shows with his August 2 performance in Las Vegas.
Watch Harvey’s new talk show Tuesday (September 4).
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