Cedric the Entertainer Returns to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on December 1, 2012

Cedric the Entertainer Returns to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on December 1, 2012

Charismatic actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer and friends come to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on December 1, 2012.

Tickets go on sale September 28 at 10am: 

  •     Online at DPACnc.com
  •     DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  •     Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

 Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on September 26. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at http://www.DPACnc.com/friendofdpac.

"More and more we're seeing the biggest stars come back to DPAC for encore performances. Our sellout show with Cedric two years ago was one of the funniest nights ever at DPAC and comedy fans can expect this return engagement to be the best. With DPAC's intimate seating plus large video screens, there is no better theater in America for comedy," said Bob Klaus, GM for DPAC.

Cedric's universal appeal, versatility, and tremendous career successes spanning television, live performances and film have solidified his standing as one of the premier entertainers in the world. He is best known for his many crowd-pleasing performances in such hit films as Barbershop, Be Cool, Madagascar, Intolerable Cruelty and Johnson Family Vacation to name a few. He most recently co-starred in Dreamworks Animation's box office hit Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted; as a regular cast member of the mega-hit franchise, Cedric once again lent his voice as "Maurice" (the lemur). Also, Cedric starred in the political drama Grass Roots directed by Steven Gyllenhaal, as well as making a brief featured appearance with Christina Ricci in the romantic comedy All’s Faire in Love: Romance Has a Renaissance.

In July 2006, Cedric's first-ever HBO Comedy Special, Cedric the Entertainer: Taking You Higher, was the highest rated special of that year for the network. In November 2008, Cedric made his Broadway debut in David Mamet’s masterpiece American Buffalo where his performance was singled out for critical praise.