Cedric The Entertainer Welcomes Us To The Neighborhood With Fun Photos

Cedric the Entertainer has been performing across every conceivable platform—more than 30 shows and 20 movies under his belt—for more than three decades. His latest humorous endeavor as Calvin Butler in The Neighborhood marks a milestone for him: playing the African-American lead on a major network comedy. 

Cedric the Entertainer rules The Neighborhood—and these exclusive photos!

Cedric the Entertainer rules The Neighborhood—and these exclusive photos!

Cedric the Entertainer has been performing across every conceivable platform—more than 30 shows and 20 movies under his belt—for more than three decades. His current humorous endeavor as Calvin Butler in The Neighborhood marks a milestone for him: playing the African-American lead on a major network comedy.

Photographer Peggy Sirota captured The Neighborhood star for a Watch! cover story in the September-October 2018 issue.

Click to see these entertaining photos—including web-exclusive bonus images—plus learn fun facts and interview tidbits about Cedric the Entertainer.

Photography by Peggy Sirota.

Season 2 of The Neighborhood premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Cedric the Entertainer shines and sparkles

Cedric the Entertainer shines and sparkles

From small screen to silver screen, voice work to stand up, Broadway to Hollywood, Cedric is without a doubt THE Entertainer.

Photography by Peggy Sirota.

Season 2 of The Neighborhood premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Cedric the Entertainer, won't you be our neighbor?

Cedric the Entertainer, won't you be our neighbor?

Cedric told Watch! that he feels the pressure to make the show a success, but also the thrill of opportunity. "We're going to take you and drop you off somewhere where you should laugh, feel something, have opinions," he shares. "I want all these things to happen with The Neighborhood."

Photography by Peggy Sirota.

Season 2 of The Neighborhood premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Cedric the Entertainer is comedy gold

Cedric the Entertainer is comedy gold

The Neighborhood gives Cedric his widest reach yet, and he is "focused on being funny and having a great show."

Photography by Peggy Sirota. 

Season 2 of The Neighborhood premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Cedric the Entertainer has got style

Cedric the Entertainer has got style

Even as a kid, fashion was a big thing for Cedric and his family. He tells us his mom was "ahead of the game" and "as kids we would always be fly to the point where people thought we were rich."

Photography by Peggy Sirota.

Season 2 of The Neighborhood premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Cedric the Entertainer, caught entertaining us all

Cedric the Entertainer, caught entertaining us all

Cedric shares with Watch! that he's happiest when he's doing comedy, acting, and performing "in the moment of discovery where you connect with people."

Photography by Peggy Sirota.

Season 2 of The Neighborhood premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Cedric the Entertainer is coming for you

Cedric the Entertainer is coming for you

Cedric has his future sights on not only directing TV shows, but seeking out new, young talent.

Photography by Peggy Sirota.

Season 2 of The Neighborhood premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Cedric the Entertainer really is Mr. Nice Guy

Cedric the Entertainer really is Mr. Nice Guy

"It's important to lead with the attitude you want to receive... If you are going to spend time doing anything, you might as well take a positive route."

Photography by Peggy Sirota.

Season 2 of The Neighborhood premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Cedric the Entertainer is a King of Comedy

Cedric the Entertainer is a King of Comedy

Cedric is perhaps best known for The Original Kings of Comedy, the Spike Lee-directed feature that chronicled his record-breaking Kings of Comedy Tour alongside Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, and Bernie Mac.

Photography by Peggy Sirota.

Season 2 of The Neighborhood premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Cedric the Entertainer makes his mark in Tinseltown

Cedric the Entertainer makes his mark in Tinseltown

Cedric lived just a block from the Hollywood Walk of Fame stars when he first moved to town, and in July of this year he was honored with a star of his own!

Photography by Peggy Sirota.

Season 2 of The Neighborhood premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Cedric the Entertainer is blown away

Cedric the Entertainer is blown away

"When you start your career, you have no idea where it's going... we would go and see [the Hollywood] stars. Then you start seeing the ceremonies, watching people get recognized for what they do. I'm just thankful to be even wanted!"

Photography by Peggy Sirota.

Season 2 of The Neighborhood premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Cedric the Entertainer gives back

Cedric the Entertainer gives back

An active philanthropist, Cedric founded the Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation, which provides scholarships and outreach programs to enhance the lives of inner-city youth and their families in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.

Photography by Peggy Sirota.

Season 2 of The Neighborhood premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Cedric the Entertainer sets the stage

Cedric the Entertainer sets the stage

Cedric was in the 2008 revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, and being on Broadway was "a master class in becoming a great actor."

Photography by Peggy Sirota.

Season 2 of The Neighborhood premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Cedric the Entertainer is stepping it up

Cedric the Entertainer is stepping it up

In addition to his work on The Neighborhood, Cedric also currently appears in the hit TV comedy The Last O.G., starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish.

Photography by Peggy Sirota. 

Season 2 of The Neighborhood premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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