For the last three decades, Cedric The Entertainer has solidified his career as a comedian, actor, game show host and one of the original Kings of Comedy. With classic works on his comedic resume, from BET’s Comic View and Def Comedy Jam to Barbershop, his own original sitcoms and more, the entertainer has maintained success by staying true to himself.
However, like every great comedian, Cedric has bombed a show, and in a recent interview with Baller Alert, the comedian opened up about his worst experience.
“The worst one I’ve ever had, it was actually in New York, but it was more of a corporate situation, it wasn’t a stand up a situation,” Cedric revealed. “I thought I had to change who I was because I was performing for these people, and I bombed. Then Steve Harvey went on stage and cussed everybody out, and they were dying, and I was like ‘Well, shit I didn’t know you could even do that.’”
“From then, it was just one of them moments where you learn, just be yourself on stage. Don’t worry about it.”
As he continued, he opened up about the state of comedy and PC culture, otherwise known as politically correct. “Most comedians they really just don’t worry about it,” Cedric said. “They just try to say what’s authentically funny to them and then if they feel if anybody close to you, kinda lets you know you’re over the line, that’s when you kind of tweak the joke…try to make it less.”
“But most comedians at every level that I know, they just write what they’re thinking,” he said. “Cause that’s the best joke, you gotta be honest and then you have to decide like ‘Okay, will this get me in trouble.’ Then you decide how to tweak it, but not beforehand.”
When it comes to comedians who are funny off the stage, Cedric said Eddie Murphy and George Lopez are both naturally funny. As he continued, he also revealed the dollar amount that would make him hang up his mic for good: $400-500 million.