Once quoted as using the phrase, “A grown ass man shouldn’t be living at home with his mama,” he is considered one of the funniest comics in America and he’s coming to the Nokia Theatre March 14. (Source: Fort Worth Weekly).
Cedric the Entertainer brings his talent to the stage in Grand Prairie, Texas at 1001 Performance Place.
The comedian’s HBO special “Taking you Higher” is now available on DVD. Cedric is best known as one of the headlining stars of the original hit feature film “The Original Kings of Comedy” directed by Spike Lee. Born Cedric Kyles in 1964, he adopted his stage name early on in his career, according to one website.
“Cedric made his first televised appearance in 1992 when he was on It’s Showtime at the Apollo, a showcasing of amateur and professional comedians and entertainers,” states cedrictheentertainer.net.
Cedric began his career doing stand-up comedy, winning several contests, and performing at various clubs nationwide, research shows. According to TV Guide, Cedric once considered becoming a lawyer.
“A man with a gift for wringing laughter from commonplace situations, he has parlayed a career as one of the top standup comics in America into a steadily growing resumé as an actor in film and television,” moviefone.com is quoted as saying.
Starring in “Barbershop” in 2002, Cedric played “Eddie,” a character against the backdrop of the south side of Chicago, IL and opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and George Clooney in “Intolerable Cruelty.”
Last year Cedric’s role in “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins” paired him with comedian and actor Martin Lawrence. In the film sometimes Cedric would set up a line just to see where his costars would take it.
“Cedric was eager to finally make a film with Martin Lawrence and the atmosphere that the filmmakers and ensemble cast created impressed him,” according to moviesonline.ca.
Other film credits include “Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “The Honeymooners,” “Be Cool,” “Ice Age,” “Serving Sara,” and “Barbershop 2,” among others.
The years have been kind to Cedric, who says that spirituality has to play a role in his life, states one critic.
“I enjoy it all, but you get that instant gratification from stand-up because it’s your own commentary and you get to see the reaction from the audience that’s right there in front of you,” Cedric was quoted as saying in an interview with Kam Williams.
Tickets to the Grand Prairie show may be purchased at ticketmaster.com or by calling 214-373-8000.