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Steve Harvey: ‘Funny crosses a lot of color barriers’

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Jan 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-16 17:06:22-05

In this preview of a profile to be broadcast on “Sunday Morning,” comedian Steve Harvey talks to correspondent James Brown about his comic gift and translating it to his hosting duties for “Family Feud.”

Comedian Steve Harvey is a man of many talents — an Emmy Award-winning talk show and radio show host, he’s also a bestselling author and popular standup comic.

He earns millions of dollars a year now, but it wasn’t that long ago when he was homeless and living out of his car.

Special correspondent James Brown talks with Harvey about his faith, his family, and his long and winding rise to the top of show business in this week’s Sunday profile on “Sunday Morning.”

“Your audience is as white as they may be black, so what is your appeal across the racial spectrum,” Brown asked the comedian.

“It is that. I am transparent. See, funny crosses a lot of color barriers,” Harvey said. “I’m going to take this God-given gift of being funny and I’m going to spread it out like peanut butter on everything I do.”

Don’t miss “Sunday Morning” at 9 a.m. on CBS 6.