Steve Harvey ‘GMA’ Video: Watch ‘Good Morning America’ Interview!
Steve Harvey appeared on Monday’s “Good Morning America” to talk about his new motivational book Jump. Watch the full “GMA” interview below!
The comedian’s latest book was inspired by a viral clip of him giving an off-air inspirational speech to the studio audience at “Family Feud.” On the morning talk show, Harvey explained why he gave the impromptu life lesson. “Whenever people see me live, I’m in the laugh business so we spend the whole time laughing,” he noted. “But before they walk away I try to say something meaningful to people.”
Harvey went on to describe his book as “just a series of principals,” adding, “Once you master the principals, you can become very successful and very happy with your life.” The comedian also recalled how he quit his job at the factory after winning amateur night at a comedy club more than 30 years ago. “I had found it. This is what I was born to do,” he said. “When I took that leap of faith it cost me a lot. I stumbled, I became homeless after a while… A half a million things went wrong and then you look up today and a lot of stuff is going right. But it only gets to go right if you jump.”
Harvey also talked about his flub at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant, during which he announced the wrong contestant’s name as the winner. “That was crazy for me,” he admitted. “I had been asking God to increase my global persona because I have businesses outside of the country. After I said the wrong name, 48 hours later, my name had been googled four billion times. So I didn’t appreciate the way he gave it to me, but…” As for walking back on stage and owning up to his mistake in front of the entire world, Harvey said, “I didn’t want to walk out there, but I’ve learned in facing your challenges they’re not as daunting as they seem.” Watch the full interview below!