sends a birthday shoutout to Cedric the Entertainer.

Cedric Antonio Kyles is a son of the “Show Me” State, born in 1964 in Jefferson City, Missouri, and growing up in Carruthersville and later Berkeley, in the northeast suburbs of St. Louis.

Though he has moved on to television programs like The Steve Harvey Show and movies like Barbershop, Be Cool, and Spike Lee‘s The Original Kings of Comedy, Cedric keeps in touch with his neighborhood. Every year, his Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation Inc. awards a scholarship to one senior graduating from Berkeley High School.

Here’s a clip of Cedric the Entertainer doing what he does best: making people laugh. This clip is from an appearance on The George Lopez Show, and though Cedric has had to tone the language down for network television, he still proves that he deserves his stage name.

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  1. Gene McGuire on 04/27/2012 at 3:52 pm

    Years ago I was headlining the Comic Cafe in Marietta GA and a young comic stopped by to do a set and hoping to get work. He was working at a phone company in St Louis and dressed to the 10s. He also wore something gaudy around his neck. I can’t remember if it was a giant medallion or clock but I remember telling him to lose the decoration because I felt it was a distraction. He was green, very personable and a blast to hang out with. He called himself Cedric the Entertainer. A brush with future greatness. Good job Ced!

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