Review: Cedric The Entertainer’s “Live from the Ville” (Netflix)

After talking with Cedric the Entertainer yesterday, I’ve followed up with a formal review of his Netflix special.

Here’s an excerpt:

Cedric manages to balance the light material and the more serious topics in his act, and breaking into song allows him to segue seamlessly between the two moods.

From celebrities in jail to black men getting shot, from calling up Steve Harvey when he messed up while hosting Miss Universe, to defending his fellow O.G. comedy “king” when he invited Paula Deen on his talk show. From a funny bit about how the Southern accent confused Cedric enough to confuse a man’s identity, to chastising Mary J. Blige for singing about Burger King’s chicken, Ced covers the bases nimbly.

Read my full review of Cedric the Entertainer: Live from the Ville, over on

And watch it on Netflix. Here’s a clip!

Sean L. McCarthy

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