Steve Harvey is not letting his roots in comedy limit his future moves, as it has been announced that he will be hosting the upcoming 2015 Miss Universe. The upcoming event will be aired live on FOX this Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. ET. and Harvey’s involvement with the pageant marks as a historical moment. When the show airs he will be the third comedian to ever host in the event’s 63 year old history. Former comedians who hosted Miss Universe include Johnny Carson in 1961, and Sinbad in 2000.
Miss Universe found a new host. Steve Harvey tweeted on Thursday that he’ll be fronting the beauty pageant, which found a new home on Fox this fall after Donald Trump sold the rights to WME/IMG. “I am thrilled to be hosting this iconic event for the first time ever,” said Harvey in a statement sent from Fox. “It’s exciting to be working with FOX, IMG and The Miss Universe Organization to make this year’s Miss Universe telecast a huge success.”