Cedric the Entertainer Closes Out 2013 at Fox Theatre Tonight
One of the original Kings of Comedy will close out 2013 as the must-attend Atlanta event when he brings his hilarious stage show to the Fox Theatre tonight, December 31 at 8 PM. Tickets start at $49 and tickets are on sale now and are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, at foxtheatre.org, 855-285-8499, all Atlanta area Whole Food Markets and Ticket Alternative outlets.
Cedric "The Entertainer" is a comedian, actor, producer, and director best known as one of the headlining stars of the hit docu-film, "The Original Kings of Comedy", as well as for his co-starring role as 'Coach Robinson' on the WB's #1-rated sitcom, "The StEve Harvey Show", and, also, as 'Eddie' in the hit Barbershop films. Additionally, audiences are currently enjoying the charismatic funny-man as the star of his own popular sitcom, "The Soul Man", airing on TV Land (which he co-created and executive produces).
Cedric was recently named the new host of the iconic game show, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," replacing Meredith Viera in the 2013-2014 season -- the show's 12th!
On the big screen, Cedric has also been seen in TALK TO ME starring Don Cheadle, CODENAME: THE CLEANER opposite Lucy Liu, THE HONEYMOONERS (in which he starred as Jackie Gleason's famed character "Ralph Cramden"; with thumbs up from Roger Ebert), LEMONY SNICKET with Jim Carrey, MAN OF THE HOUSE with Tommy Lee Jones, BARBERSHOP 2, BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE with Martin Lawrence, KINGDOM COME with Whoopi Goldberg, SERVING SARA with Matthew Perry, as well as displaying tremendous vocal talent in the family features CHARLOTTE'S WEB, DR. DOLITTLE 2 and ICE AGE. Additionally, in July 2006, Cedric debuted his first-ever HBO Comedy Special. It ranked as the highest rated special of that year for HBO.
Cedric has celebrated many career successes spanning television, live performances and film. Some notable accolades include nabbing THE AFTRA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN TELEVISION PROGRAMMING for his Fox Television series "Cedric the Entertainer PRESENTS..."; a record-breaking (4) consecutive NAACP Image Awards for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" for his portrayal of the lovable "Coach Cedric Robinson" on the WB's #1-rated "The StEve Harvey Show", which ran for six seasons. His first comedy book, Grown-Ass Man, was released in January of 2002 and sold out across the country. In 2001, a viewing audience of over 144 million saw Cedric star in the Bud Light commercial that landed in the #1 spot during the Super Bowl broadcast (subsequently, USA Today dubbed him "Madison Avenue's Most Valuable Player"). And, in 1994, Cedric received THE Richard Pryor COMIC OF THE YEAR AWARD from Black Entertainment Television for his ground-breaking work as host of Def Comedy Jam and BET's Comic View (1994-95 season).
Now helming his own Production Company, A BIRD AND A BEAR ENTERTAINMENT, Cedric will develop and produce feature films.
In addition, Cedric is launching his brand new luxury hat line, WHO CED? It will be sold exclusively online at www.whoced.com beginning July 27.
As a philanthropist, Cedric founded THE CEDRIC 'THE ENTERTAINER' CHARITABLE FOUNDATION which provides scholarships and outreach programs to enhance the lives of inner-city youth and their families in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. He plans to extend the foundation nationally.
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