Family Feud is about to get an extreme makeover, Steve Harvey-style.
Beginning today, the comedian and radio jock debuts as the syndicated game show’s new host, promising an infusion of his own brand of humor on every episode – 100 of which are already in the can.
“I bet you there’s not a funnier game show on TV. We’ve done some pretty incredible stuff so far,” said Harvey, who continues to tour with his standup act and host a nationally syndicated radio program.
There have been some things he’s had to get used to though – like some of the answers given by contestants.
“You’re not the genius you were at home on the couch. Some of these non-genius answers I get to comment on, and they give me plenty of material,” Harvey said, adding that the jokes are all compliant with FCC rules.
“After 26 years of being a standup, I know how to work clean. I know how to keep it in the boundaries,” said Harvey.
Would he bring his own family on to compete?
“No, I cannot expose my family on national TV. There’s some ignorance that would come out of the mouths of my family that I might never recover from. My kids could go on ‘Family Feud,’ but my brothers, sisters, cousins — no,” he said.
Harvey replaces actor John O’Hurley, host of “Family Feud” for four seasons, who left to focus on stage work and a variety of business ventures.