On the September 2 episode of Oprah’s Master Class, the camera alights on standup comedian and TV host extraordinaire Steve Harvey. The bestselling author has written about his journey to success, which wasn’t easy. On Oprah’s Mater Class, Harvey talks about the highs and lows – including three years of homelessness – that shaped him into the man he is today. (Harvey was living out of his car after his divorce, doing stand-up, before he got his big break on Showtime at the Apollo.)
At one point during the interview, Harvey says, “I’ve spent my entire adult life trying to make up for that mistake.” You’ll have to tune in to find out what that mistake is but it could be flunking out of college. Harvey, the first to go to college in his family, went to Kent State University in Ohio but the young man from West Virginia flunked out in his third year. Harvey said: “It really threw my life into a downward spiral, and I regret not getting that degree.” After his success, Harvey became an ambassador for Strayer University. Oprah’s Master Class airs Saturdays at 10pm on OWN.