Hall interviews Cedric the Entertainer on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about the origin of his name and why he decided to become a stand up comedian.
I didn’t have a lot of jokes when I first started so I would sing, I would dance. So when they wanted to introduce me as a comedian, I was like ‘No, call me entertainer, don’t call me a comedian!’
Cedric the Entertainer comments on the recent allegations against Cosby while on the red carpet at the New York premiere of Chris Rock’s upcoming comedy Top Five.
“[Cosby] is one of those legendary comedians. We all grew up on him, and we know and respect him, not just as a comedian, but for the things that he’s done outside of comedy, with the colleges and giving back [to the community], and spending his money where his mouth is. But if the allegations have any truth to them, you want the truth to come out. You want justification for all the people. That’s all you can really say. It’s an unfortunate scenario.
Cedric reacts to the worsening situation in Baltimore due to riots.