Cedric the Entertainer Found the Funny from His Church Upbringing
October 25, 2022
Cedric the Entertainer has been making us laugh for decades, but he and JHud have a couple of things in common!
On Tuesday’s episode of “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” Cedric the Entertainer told Jennifer Hudson how his religious upbringing inspired his stand-up routines.
“Some of my first jokes were about preachers,” the star of “The Neighborhood” said.
Cedric hilariously impersonated a preacher going to McDonald’s, saying, preachers “always preach everywhere.”
“First, give me a large shake. But I want a Big Mac,” he sung. “Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions.”
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When Jenn noted that she heard “a little singing” from the act, Cedric said he was a singer before becoming a comedian.
“That’s where the ‘Entertainer’ came from,” he said, referencing his famous stage name. “I used to sing a little bit. I had a little group all through high school [and] college, so I would sing around talent shows.”
“We had a group that was named after the neighborhood we lived in, called Frost Wood,” he added.
Cedric and Jenn recently saw each other at a birthday party for T.D. Jakes — a bishop for The Potter's House, a nondenominational church in Dallas.
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Cedric joked that he “didn’t know how to act” at the party, where guests may or may not have slipped in some liquor.
“It ain’t mine,” he said, as he gestured pouring booze into a cup.
In response, Jenn playfully disapproved of the shenanigans.
“I’m up there singing ‘Amazing Grace’ and you pulling out the Hennessey,” she joked.
“The Jennifer Hudson Show” airs weekdays. Check your local listings.