Cedric the Entertainer is more than just, well, an entertainer. For years, the man has mastered the art of comedy. He's been on Broadway, directs and acts. Cedric keeps his head on with a hat line called “Who Ced?” With two major movies to look out for this year, Larry Crowe and Selma, it's hard to imagine there could be more on his plate–but he still does standup, and will be at the Brea Improv tonight and tomorrow.
OC Weekly (Ali Lerman): Who was the first person you ever saw do standup live?
Cedric the Entertainer: It had to be Richard Pryor. You know, not live … well, that would be interesting. Physically I would say my best recollection would be Don Rickles on The Tonight Show.
Okay, but what about LIVE though?
It was Tommy Davidson. He was really animated and extremely hilarious. I couldn't believe that somebody could be up there that long and make people laugh for an hour! It was crazy to see.