Cedric The Entertainer received a well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the live performance category.

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“I feel very blessed to be recognized in such an iconic manner,” Cedric told City News Service. “I feel like I’m getting roses when I can still smell them.”

Comedian George Lopez and Basketball Hall of Fame part Earvin “Enchantment” Johnson joined Cedric in talking in the late-morning service before the El Centro flat complex on Hollywood Boulevard.


The star is the 2,640th since the consummation of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the initial 1,558 stars.

Cedric said when he moved to Los Angeles in 1994, he lived in a condo on Hawthorn Avenue and would walk one square north to Hollywood Boulevard to eat and would see stars, incorporate those regarding Spencer Tracy and Jack Nicholson.

“Coming from St. Louis, it felt so surreal to actually be there walking down that street,” said Cedric, who was born Cedric Antonio Kyles on April 24, 1964, in Jefferson City, Missouri and raised in Caruthersville in southeast Missouri.

Cedric said he started his career in comedy subsequent to accepting support from entertainer Percy Crews.

“Like most people, I’ve always been considered funny,” Cedric said. “He would listen to me and thought I was super funny and one day told me, `If anyone can do this you can.”’

Cedric said Crews helped him compose a set, which he initially performed in 1987 at an open mic night at the Funny Bone comic drama club in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, Missouri, winning $500.

Cedric’s prosperity as an exceptional humorist prompted an acting profession, which started as a cast individual from the 1996-2002 WB drama The Steve Harvey Show. Cedric featured in the 2000 comic drama show film, The Original Kings of Comedy with Harvey, D.L. Hughley, and the late Bernie Mac.

Cedric said his most loved acting undertaking was the 2002 film drama Barbershop.