Cancel Culture, Fatherhood, and Chasing Dreams with Cedric the Entertainer

 

Welcome actor, comedian, and game show host Cedric the Entertainer.

"Comedians aren’t here to teach you a lesson. We’re here to reflect on society, and sometimes it ain’t pretty. Sometimes it’s not the way we all like it.” - Cedric the Entertainer

Cedric sits down with Ruben to break down cancel culture and the negative impact it has had for comedians around the country.

He also talks about the evolution of entertainment as a whole, celebrating the fact that social media has given everybody an equal shot at building their own platform. What’s more, as the space continues to saturate because of how easy it is to produce content now, Cedric sees creativity coupled with authenticity as key to growing a loyal following.

Finally, Cedric talks about his journey from corporate America to stand-up comedy. He offers his best advice to anyone looking to make the scary yet exciting leap away from traditional employee life into the career of their dreams.

"Most people really want to skip the journey—the story. That’s where it all is.” - Cedric the Entertainer

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About the Guest: Cedric Antonio Kyles, aka Cedric the Entertainer, is an American actor, comedian, and game show host. He hosted BET’s ComicView during the 1993–94 season and Def Comedy Jam in 1995. He is best known for co-starring with Steve Harvey on The WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show, as one of The Original Kings of Comedy, and for starring as Eddie Walker in Barbershop. He hosted the 12th season of the daytime version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2013–14 and starred in the TV Land original series The Soul Man, which aired from 2012 until 2016. He has also done voice work for Ice Age, the Madagascar film series, Charlotte’s Web and the Planes franchise. In 2019, he  received a Hollywood walk of fame star.

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Written by Ruben Rojas