Cedric The Entertainer Gets Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Contributed by BreAnna Bell

It’s about time! Cedric the Entertainer received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday.

The famous comedian was joined by close friend and fellow comedian George Lopez and Basketball Hall of Famer Irvin Magic Johnson during the ceremony yesterday on Hollywood Boulevard.

The star is the 2,640th since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars.

Cedric began his career as a stand-up comedian after receiving encouragement from comedian Percy Crews. Cedric said Crews helped him write a set, which he first performed in 1987 at an open mic night at the Funny Bone comedy club in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, Missouri, winning $500.

Since then, Cedric has gone on to entertain thousands of fans through his stand ups and acting career. He had his acting debut in 1996 as an original castmember on the WB comedy “The Steve Harvey Show.” He later performed in a filmed comedy concert tour, The Kings of Comedy, in 2000 with comedians D.L. Hughley, Steve Harvey, and the late Bernie Mac.

He’s starred in numerous films and shows since he got his start in the 90’s. From the Barbershop movie franchise to Johnson Family Vacation, Cedric the Entertainer has earned his position as a household name in the entertainment industry.

Currently, he can be seen in the TBS series, “The Last OG” alongside Tracy Morgan and Tiffany HaddishCBS reports, he will also star in the new CBS comedy, “The Neighborhood,” set to premiere this October.

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