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He’s at least the busiest guy working in game shows if not the busiest man in Hollywood. You can catch him every day on the game network and even on the main networks. Today Harvey is once again the host of Showtime at the Apollo, which seems appropriate since that is where he got started. Harvey was at the low point in his life working out of his car. He was told of the opportunity in New York, but he was in Pensacola, Florida. A contact in Jacksonville had the money to fly him there, and as the last act, he not only got a stand-up ovation he was the only act that wasn't booed and escorted off the stage.

In 1993 Harvey made the big time when he hosted Showtime at the Apollo at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theatre.

The variety show features the Amateur Night of which Harvey made his debut. This has also been the launching pad for literally hundreds of stars and superstars of Hollywood, stage, and screen. Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, James Brown, George Lopez and Gladys Knight made their start on this stage.

Harvey history

Steve Harvey had his own talk show with "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" until 2002. He also has had a daily radio talk show "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" since 2000. From 1997 until 2000 he was part of the Kings Of Comedy tour with Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac, and D. L. Hughley. To date, the tour is still the highest grossing comedy tour grossing over $19 million in 1999.

To kick off 2018, Steve worked for Fox network’s "New Year’s [VIDEO] Eve" special from Times Square.

The show that Harvey has been hosting is Family Feud since 2010. Steve has also hosted "Celebrity Family Feud" since 2015, and since 2017 he’s kept busy with Steve Harvey’s "Funderdome" which is a one-man Shark Tank where guests present their invention, idea or product. Finally, competing with "American Idol" is his program "Little Big Shots."

Believe it or not, Steve Harvey has been on the big screen doing cameo appearances and also starring in a number of motion pictures. Spike Lee filmed "The Original Kings of Comedy" and has seven other films to his credit. One wonders how he found the time to write a number of best-selling books and has made more personal appearances than can be listed here.

Moral backbone

A career low took place when Harvey hosted the Miss Universe pageant in 2015. Steve mistakenly named the first runner-up as the winner. This year’s Oscars debacle where Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong picture as winner brought a sigh of relief for Steve who felt bad about his faux pas.

Harvey is also a patriot as he defended President Obama and President Trump after his meeting with him. In 2009 Steve did a book interview on "Larry King Live" that was hosted by apparent atheist Joy Behar, Harvey said, "Women shouldn't date atheists because they have no moral barometer, and stated his response to discussions with atheists is to walk away."