Cedric the Entertainer (born Cedric Antonio Kyles on April 24, 1964) is an American actor and comedian.
Cedric was born in Jefferson City, Missouri to Rosetta Kyles, a retired school reading specialist. He has a sister, Sharita. Cedric was voted "most popular" and "most humorous" by his Berkeley, MO High School classmates. He began his career doing stand-up comedy, winning several comedy contests and performing at various comedy clubs nationwide. The self-assumed title "The Entertainer" comes from his early days as a comedian when he also sang and danced. Cedric performed in many clubs in Atlanta, Missouri. He was highly encouraged by Vonero Brummer, to perform at The Wiz, a local nightclub in East St. Louis. Cedric did and won a comedy contest and realized that this was the easiest money that he had ever earned, which prompted him to continue his pursuit as a comedian. Cedric performed at Sanford's a local Black comedy club for many years with comedians Lavelle Crawford, Darius...
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Madagascar 2: The Crate Escape is a sequel to the 2005 film, Madagascar. It is in production by DreamWorks Animation and is scheduled to be released on November 8, 2008. The film will be distributed by Paramount Pictures. DreamWorks announced on their website that Madagascar will become a franchise similar to that of Shrek. As of right now, Madagascar is expected to have two sequels. It has been confirmed that the film will be about the animals starting the plane on Madagascar, and then landing on Africa, and meeting some of Alex's family (a plot similar to that of Shrek 2).
Code Name: The Cleaner is an action/comedy starring Cedric the Entertainer, Lucy Liu, Callum Keith Rennie and Nicollette Sheridan. The film was released by New Line Cinema on January 5, 2007. It is now available on DVD.After waking up next to a dead body, amnesiac janitor Jake Rogers (Cedric the Entertainer) has come to believe that he is an undercover agent. As a result, he becomes entangled in a dangerous government conspiracy. Subconsciously, he holds a key piece of information that could expose the CIA and FBI’s involvement in illegal arms operations. Aiding him is Gina (Lucy Liu), an agent involved in the case, who begins to fall in love with Jake while trying to uncover what he knows. Adding to the intrigue is a femme fatale (Nicollette Sheridan) that has her own intentions with the hapless guy. Unsure of whom he can trust in this dangerous game, Jake is at the mercy of others.The film flopped at the box office grossing only $9,111,321 worldwide as of May 6, 2007....
Be Cool is a 2005 movie which was adapted from a 1999 novel. The book was the sequel to the 1990 novel Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard (itself adapted into an acclaimed hit 1995 film) about mobster Chili Palmer's entrance into the movie industry.
The film version of Be Cool started production in 2003. It was directed by F. Gary Gray, produced by Danny DeVito (who produced and co-starred in the first film), and starred John Travolta, reprising his role from the first film. The movie opened in March 2005 to generally negative reviews, and was released to video and DVD distribution on June 7, 2005.
Chili Palmer helps the widow, Edie, of an executed friend, Tommy Athens, resurrect a record company using the talents of young and talented female vocalist and songwriter, Linda Moon. The plot is complicated by several facts:
Chili Palmer (Travolta), sick of film making, enters the music industry when his friend, Tommy Athens (Woods) and owner of a record company, is executed by a Russian mobster...
Man of the House is a 2005 comedy film starring Tommy Lee Jones about a Texas Ranger who has to protect a group of cheerleaders who witnessed a murder. Much of the movie was shot in Austin, Texas on the University of Texas campus and also at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas Governor Rick Perry has a cameo appearance in the film as himself. The movie is rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, crude humor, and a drug reference....,
BarberShop is a motion picture directed by Tim Story, produced by State Street Pictures, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on September 13, 2002. Starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, and Anthony Anderson, the movie revolves about social life in a south Chicago barbershop. Barbershop also proved to be a star-making vehicle for acting newcomers Eve and Michael Ealy, and provided Ice Cube with a character different from the tough thugs he was so often called upon to portray in movies.Tagline: Everyone's gettin' lined up.On a cold winter Saturday in south-side Chicago, Calvin Palmer, Jr. (Ice Cube) decides he's had enough of trying to keep open the barbershop his father handed down to him. He can't borrow enough money to keep the place open, it's not bringing in enough revenue, and he's more interested in coming up with get-rich-quick schemes to bring in easy money. Without telling his employees or the customers, Calvin sells his barbershop to a greedy...,
The Original Kings of Comedy is a 2000 stand-up comedy film, directed by Spike Lee, and features the comedy routines of Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac. Filmed in front of an audience in Charlotte, North Carolina, the comedians give the audience their views about African American culture, race relations, church, and families.
The film was shot over the last two nights (February 26 and February 27, 2000) of the Kings of Comedy tour with Harvey, Hughley, Cedric, and Mac; the most successful comedy tour in American history. Its on-stage routines are intercut with brief sections of video footage showing the comedians backstage, promoting the show on the radio, at the hotel, and during a basketball game.
Steve Harvey, the star of The Steve Harvey Show, is the master of ceremonies for the show. Unlike his sitcom character, Harvey's on-stage routines use a significant amount of profanity; as the show's M.C., Harvey is given three short sets instead of one...,
All Jokes Aside is a documentary about black comedians in Hollywood.
Cedric the Entertainer was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, Cole County