Cedric The Entertainer
Star, TV Land's "The Soul Man"
Charismatic actor and comedian Cedric “The Entertainer” is best known for his many crowd-pleasing performances in such hit films as Barbershop, Be Cool, Madagascar, Intolerable Cruelty, the 2004 box office hit Johnson Family Vacation, and MTV’S phenomenally successful documentary feature directed by Spike Lee The Original Kings of Comedy. Additionally, on the big screen, Cedric…
Charismatic actor and comedian Cedric “The Entertainer” is best known for his many crowd-pleasing performances in such hit films as Barbershop, Be Cool, Madagascar, Intolerable Cruelty, the 2004 box office hit Johnson Family Vacation, and MTV’S phenomenally successful documentary feature directed by Spike Lee The Original Kings of Comedy.
Additionally, on the big screen, Cedric has been seen in A Haunted House, Larry Crowne, Cadillac Records, Street Kings, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Talk to Me, The Honeymooners, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Man of the House, Barbershop 2, Big Momma’s House, Grassroots and All’s Faire in Love: Romance has a Renaissance as well as displaying tremendous vocal talent in the family features Madagascar 2 and 3, Charlotte’s Web, Dr. Dolittle 2, Ice Age and Planes.
Most recently, Cedric served as host of the long running iconic game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Cedric’s first-ever HBO Comedy Special, “Cedric The Entertainer: Taking You Higher,” was the network’s highest rated special of 2006.
In 2008, he made his Broadway debut in American Buffalo, which was singled out for critical praise.
In 2012, Cedric’s comedy series The Soul Man debuted. The show is a spin-off based on the funny and quirky “Reverend Boyce ‘The Voice’ Ballentine,” a former R & B music star turned minister who Cedric portrayed on the hit series Hot in Cleveland. The show will return for its fourth season in 2015.
Some notable career accolades for the multi-talented funny man include nabbing The AFTRA Award of Excellence in Television Programming for his FOX series Cedric “The Entertainer” Presents… and a record-breaking four consecutive NAACP Image Awards for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” for his role on The Steve Harvey Show. His first comedy book, Grown-Ass Man, was released in January of 2002 and sold out across the country. And, in 1994, Cedric received The Richard Pryor Comic of the Year Award from BET for his groundbreaking work as host of Def Comedy Jam and Comic View.
Now with his own production company, A Bird and a Bear Entertainment, Cedric develops and produces feature films. Johnson Family Vacation was the first under the banner.
As a philanthropist, Cedric founded The Cedric “The Entertainer” Charitable Foundation, which provides college scholarships and outreach programs to enhance the lives of inner-city youth and their families in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Cedric has awarded over 200 scholarships through the foundation.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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