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Steve Harvey, who in recent years has transitioned from stand-up comedian to all-purpose host of basically everything, suffers for humanity‚Äôs sins. But he does not suffer in silence. America, after decades of salacious game shows and reality shows, has lost all sense of decorum and decency, let alone good old-fashioned shame. P.J. O‚ÄôRourke seemingly sensed that day was coming in 1987, when he observed that ‚ÄúAmericans do not blush to congratulate themselves.‚ÄĚ O‚ÄôRourke had that realization while watching Family Feud, a program now coincidentally hosted by Harvey. The nonsense Harvey has endured on the current version of Feud has already been documented in a surreal supercut form by Super Deluxe.

But does the dapper, mustachioed comic fare any better on his own, eponymous daytime talk show? Not even close. Tragically, that program features a segment called ‚ÄúAsk Steve,‚ÄĚ in which audience members are invited to pose questions to the host. That segment is the focus of a new Super Deluxe video entitled ‚ÄúSteve Harvey Doesn‚Äôt Want To Do ‚ÄėAsk Steve‚Äô Anymore.‚ÄĚ Viewers will soon see why. The audience participants are shameless; their questions are shameful. And poor Harvey is in the middle of it.

One woman talks about leaving the house minus her underwear. A woman and her husband discuss how the family dog routinely interrupts its masters‚Äô lovemaking. And one lady seems unduly focused on Harvey‚Äôs luxurious mustache, referring to it as a ‚Äúcookie duster.‚ÄĚ The host‚Äôs reactions to these ridiculous questions vary. Sometimes he will simply retreat into numb, appalled silence. Other times, sensing that someone in the room has to act as the voice of reason, he will cut guests off with a spirited ‚ÄúOh, hell no!‚ÄĚ And, in one bizarre instance, the forlorn Harvey simply sits down on the set and belts out a mock spiritual called ‚ÄúI Don‚Äôt Wanna Do ‚ÄėAsk Steve‚Äô No More.‚ÄĚ At all times, his face registers the shock, pain, and humiliation to which he is subjected on a daily basis as part of his job.

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