On March 23, 2024, SEMO had A Night with Cedric The Entertainer.


SEMO President Dr. Carlos Vargas welcomed Cedric back to help benefit the Department of Mass Media as well as scholarships for students in Cedric’s fraternity at SEMO.

“We are pleased to welcome Cedric back to SEMO,” said Vargas. “He is a true ambassador for SEMO, and we are appreciative of his efforts to help us continue strengthening our academic programs and supporting our students.”

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About Cedric The Entertainer

Cedric “The Entertainer” Kyles is a 1987 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in mass communication. His career spanning 30 years as an actor and comedian has solidified his status as one of the world’s premier performers on the stage, in film, and on television.

Currently, Cedric is starring in and executive producing the CBS Television hit comedy “The Neighborhood,” hosting and executive producing “The Greatest #AtHome Videos,” executive producing the dramedy “Johnson” for Bounce TV, and recently executive produced and hosted the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

He also co-starred in “The Last O.G.,” opposite Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, and is reprising his role as Uncle Bobby in Disney+’s “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.” He was recently seen in a dramatic role portraying legendary civil rights activist and leader, Ralph Abernathy, in the feature film, “Son Of The South,” executive produced by Spike Lee. He will soon begin production of the sequel to his hit “Johnson Family Vacation,” which he will again star in and produce. Cedric won a 2023 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for “The Neighborhood.” 


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