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Cedric the Entertainer Tells the Cool Story Behind How He Was Offered the Emmys Hosting Gig

Cedric the Entertainer Tells the Cool Story Behind How He Was Offered the Emmys Hosting Gig

Cedric the Entertainer is sharing the cool story about what happened when he was offered the hosting gig for the 2021 Emmy Awards.

The 57-year-old actor and comedian opened up about how a potentially bad phone call turned into a great one thanks to the offer.

Click inside to find out what he said…

While appearing on The Drew Barrymore Show this week, Cedric said, “I was out pitching another show and they are like, ‘you’ve got a call from this very important person.’ And I was like, ‘Oh this is the one.’ And he was like, ‘Hey, the thing you tried to sell us, that’s a no, but would you want to host the Emmys?’ And I was like, ‘H*** yeah.’ So I was excited, it was a bad call and then it turned into a good call all in one call.”

Cedric added, ‘This is the prom for us. This is our night, for people who work in television and do this for a living, we are here to celebrate each other. I want that energy, I want to be with each other, to have fun, get up, go meet people you didn’t meet before. You want to meet that person, go meet them. Be a fan, be a fan.”

The Emmy Awards air on September 19 on CBS!

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