No disrespect to him but I am up late watching the cricket and between innings they had an episode of E! which I heard without watching and they announced that it was Cedric the Entertainer’s birthday.
Now I would have bet my life that I would have some vague idea, at least, who anyone mentioned on that show was. However I had never heard of him. I looked him up on IMDB and despite the fact that I have seen some movies he has been in, I wouldn’t recognise him if he was sitting next to me on a bus.
Is he really popular? I intend to find out how unknown he is in Australia when I go to work today.
I thought the same thing - but for me it was about three or so years ago, when he was the headliner in some lame comedy movie. But I have seen his cameo guest roles in a few places since then, and he seemed pretty funny (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is the only title I can come up with off the top of my head, but there have been others, and he’s been on Dave Letterman).
I guess I should contribute to the thread. CtE hosted Comic View on BET in the early 90s, or a similar comedy show, before DL Hugeley. He also just did a really bad looking film with Lucy Liu, I believe. “The Cleaner” or some other rubbish.
Moderately recognizable celebrity here in the US, but not sure why people in Oz would know who he is. Maybe from his role in “Be Cool” opposite Travolta?