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CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER (Eddie), the popular actor and comedian, is best known as one of the headlining stars of the hit film The Original Kings of Comedy, MTV's documentary feature directed by Spike Lee. A viewing audience of over 144 million also witnessed Cedric nab the #1 commercial spot ("The Date") for Anheuser-Busch's Bud Light during the broadcast of the 2002 Super Bowl. (USA Today dubbed him "Madison Avenue's Most Valuable Player.") During the 2002 game, Cedric's new Bud Light commercial landed in the #3 spot.

Additionally, Cedric has won a record-breaking four consecutive NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of the lovable Coach Cedric Robinson on the WB's #1-rated sitcom The Steve Harvey Show.

From 1997 through 2000, Cedric traveled across the country as one of the headliners of the super successful "Kings of Comedy Tour," the top grossing comedy tour in history, sharing the marquee with fellow funnymen Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac. The Original Kings of Comedy is based on this tour.

Cedric made his 1992 television debut on It ‘s Showtime at the Apollo, and has appeared on The Tonight Show, The Chris Rock Show, Politically Incorrect, Hollywood Squares, HBO ‘s Def Comedy Jam, and BET's Comic View, which he hosted during the 1994-95 season. In 1994, he received the Richard Pryor Comic of the Year Award from Black Entertainment Television. Currently, he is developing his own series for Fox Television Network.

On the big screen, Cedric made his film debut in the 1998 comedy Ride and appeared in Martin Lawrence's box office smash Big Momma ‘s House. In spring of 2001 he appeared opposite Whoopi Goldberg in Kingdom Come, and he can be heard as the voice of a zoo bear in Eddie Murphy's Dr. Doolittle 2. He's also the voice of Carl the Rhino in the hit animated feature Ice Age. Additionally, Cedric is seen co-starring with Matthew Perry and Elizabeth Hurley in the comedy Serving Sara. Cedric will soon star in and produce a family comedy feature for Fox Searchlight Pictures. Lastly, Cedric has written his first comedy book, Grown-Ass Man (Ballantine Books), released in bookstores January 2002.

Cedric's national comedy tour, The Bud Light Cedric "The Entertainer" Comedy Revue, kicked off in May 2001 and ended August 4th in New York to a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden. As host of that tour, he put the spotlight on new talent, giving young comics nationwide the exposure they need to build their careers.

Cedric's philanthropic endeavors are far-reaching. He recently founded the Cedric "The Entertainer" Charitable Foundation, INC., which contributes financial aid to inner city youth and families in his hometown of St. Louis through scholarships and outreach programs.


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