Cedric The Entertainer discusses being out on the road for “The Get Down Comedy Tour” with heavyweights George Lopez, D.L. Hughley, Eddie Griffin, and Charlie Murphy. He talks about being tasked with making people laugh in a time of fear and violence, especially in black communities, and his duties as a comedian when addressing these issues for his audience. He also talks about the challenges he experiences doing comedy in a time when political correctness is becoming a major priority for businesses and organizations.
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Plus, he talks about Magic Johnson‘s celebration of 25 years with his wife, Cookie, and celebrating 17 years with his own wife. He also talks about the fact that his son (and much of the generation he belongs to) isn’t interested in driving, and would rather Uber. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive interview from “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show!”
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Funny For A Black Girl: What It’s Like To Be Black, A Woman & A Comedian At The Same Damn Time
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1. Stephanie McRae: “Black women are funny, smart & charismatic!
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2. Nichelle Stephens: “Women in comedy often don’t get the big paying hosting gigs or even more important, the writing jobs.”
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3. Hadiyah Robinson: “There’s a stereotype of the Black women voice in comedy, but our voice is as vast & varied as our shades.”
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4. Maryssa Smith: ‘Many popular female comics are hypersexuallized. I don’t think we have to sling tits and ass or the fantasy of having sex with us to be funny.”
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5. Phoebe Robinson: “My number one goal is funny first, and then you can have a lesson or a message that you want to get across.”
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6. Yamaneika Saunders: “Comedy helps me to connect with the inner child in me that was always overlooked and dismissed.”
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7. Chloe Hilliard: ‘I am Black & I am a woman. I don’t play either of them up or down for laughs.”
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8. Akilah Hughes: “Comedy is inherently about finding something funny in adversity, so I think Black women make great natural comedians.”
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9. Loni Love: “People like women to be pretty. If women aren’t pretty, there needs to be something (audience members) can look at or joke about.”
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10. Del Harrison: “My voice is very honest and even a little racist.”
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