Today on the Steve Harvey Show, Steve has the Original King’s of Comedy: Cedric the Entertainer, and D.L. Hughley on the show along with some of today’s comedians to remember the late Bernie Mac (born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough). Steve also has Bernie’s widow, Rhonda McCullough, on the show and their daughter, Je’Niece McCullough. An emotional moment happens after they unveil that Bernie’s high school, CVS on the South Side of Chicago named their auditorium after the late comedian and Chicago native.
What people may not know about Chicago’s beloved son, is that offstage Bernie was quieter than you’d expect, a churchgoing Christian who dropped the word Jesus as frequently as Onstage Bernie dropped those curse words. Offstage Bernie stayed married to his high school sweetheart for more than 30 years, and liked to brag that he had “no outside kids.” He and his wife raised a daughter, then took in his 16-year-old niece and her 2-year-old daughter. Later, that served as material for his highly acclaimed Fox TV sitcom, “The Bernie Mac Show.”