The Mahaffey Theater
400 First Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
8:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
$49.50 – $79.50 Buy
The versatile and multi-talented Cedric “The Entertainer” returns to The Mahaffey stage on Saturday, October 5th!
The versatile and multi-talented Cedric “The Entertainer” returns to The Mahaffey stage and his roots in standup comedy for a special night of entertainment Saturday, Oct. 5.
Cedric “The Entertainer” is a comedian, actor, producer, and director best known as one of the headlining stars of Spike Lee’s hit film, The Original Kings of Comedy, and co-star of the WB's #1-rated sitcom, The Steve Harvey Show. Audiences also know him for his scene-stealing role as “Eddie” in the hit Barbershop films and as the star of The Soul Man, the popular sitcom which he co-created and executive produces that airs on TV Land.
Cedric got his start in comedy by accident entering a contest while employed in insurance claims...he won. Working his way up from local comedy clubs to national television, Cedric appeared on It’s Showtime at the Apollo in 1992 and Def Comedy Jam. 1994 was a landmark year when he won BET’s Richard Pryor Comic of the Year Award and two years later, his star rose when he landed a part on The Steve Harvey Show.
Cedric’s work on the show earned him four NAACP Image Awards in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category. He’s also starred in animated films including Ice Age (2002), Madagascar (2005), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012) and currently, Disney’s PLANES (2013).
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! He insists that despite the fact that he's devoted much of his energy to television and film, standup will always be an important part of his career.
"You are the conductor and (the audience is) the symphony," Cedric explains. "It's a symphony of laughter, if you will, and you're trying to make sure everybody is hitting some good notes and you're making this whole, full orchestrated sound of laughter."