Mon, Oct 4

Cedric the Entertainer To Make His Debut at DPAC

10.4.10-Cedric the Entertainer to make his debut at DPAC on Friday, November 26th. Tickets On Sale Saturday, October 16th at 10am.

DURHAM, NC-  One of the funniest comedians in America, Cedric the Entertainer to make his debut at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on November 26th at 8pm.

Ticket prices start at $39.50 plus service charges. Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on Wednesday, October 13th and tickets go on sale Saturday, October 16th at 10am, through Ticketmaster outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall, FYE and Lowes Foods, online at and through the DPAC Call Center (919.680.2787). Joining the Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at

"DPAC couldn’t be more excited, and the Triangle is in for a treat," said Bob Klaus, GM of DPAC. "Cedric the Entertainer is truly universal and is a feel good, laugh out loud, make you happy kind of comedy event. This is the perfect Thanksgiving holiday show for families, friends and anyone ready to laugh.”

Actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer is probably best known for his crowd-pleasing roles in the recent hit films Barbershop, Be Cool, Madagascar, Intolerable Cruelty, and The Original Kings of Comedy, MTV’S documentary feature directed by Spike Lee. Additionally, in April 2004, Cedric was star and producer of the box office hit Johnson Family Vacation (ranked the #1 comedy in America for two consecutive weeks).

Cedric has celebrated many career successes spanning television, live performances and film. Some notable accolades include nabbing The AFTRA Award of Excellence in Television Programming for his Fox Television series Cedric The Entertainer Presents; a record-breaking four consecutive NAACP Image Awards for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” for his portrayal of the lovable Coach Cedric Robinson on the WB’s #1-rated The Steve Harvey Show. His first comedy book, Grown-Ass Man, was released in January of 2002 and sold out across the country. And, in 1994, Cedric received “The Richard Prior Comic of the Year” from Black Entertainment Television for his ground-breaking work as host of Def Comedy Jam and BET’s Comic View (1994-95 season).

As a 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. He plans to extend the foundation nationally.