Grown-A$$ Man

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Grown-A$$ Man.

What does it mean?

It means I ain’t got time to play–no nonsense.

For one thing, it means I don’t wear baggy pants sagging off my bootie. I can’t let you see my underwear label. That’s not cute. I’m a grown-a$$ man.

“Grown-a$$ man” is more than a catch phrase. It’s a way of life. It’s a perspective.

Say you got a younger cousin. He’s got one of those ghetto nicknames. He calls himself “Delicious.” Says, “Hey, call me Delicious.” You say: “Listen, I’m a grown-a$$ man. I ain’t going to call a guy Delicious.”

Making love is no longer a full time occupation, not the way it once was. I used to do it all night, but now it takes me all night to do it. It’s not that I don’t like sex, but I’m a grown-a$$ man. I got other things to do.

You know those 500 mile walkathon people? I’m a grown-a$$ man. I got a driver’s license.

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Cedric the Entertainer has sold out major theaters across America, starred in Spike Lee’s hit movie The Original Kings of Comedy, added his lovable appeal to the WB’s The Steve Harvey Show, and his Bud Light commercial was voted the #1 ad on the Super Bowl. Now in Grown-A$$ Man–his laugh-out-loud, first ever book–he proudly presents the very best of his unique brand of comedy.

Here’s the red-hot comic in all his hilarity, talking about everything from old music vs. new (“I like Big, curl-ain’t-quite-right Luther. His curl never really curled all the way over. Always concerned me.”) to the pain of political correctness (“You can’t even smoke cigarettes on Earth now. You got to leave Earth to do it.”) to the differences between black people and white folks. He talks about the influences that shaped him while growing up in small town Missouri, a town “so small anyone could whip your butt, not just your mama.” In Grown-A$$ Man, you’ll see the many faces of Cedric, all outrageously funny and delivered with his trademark warmth and wit.

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From the Back Cover:

“A FUN, FAST READ.”
–St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“AMUSING . . . It’s refreshing to read [Cedric’s] smart, candid, personal account of breaking into the business, his life before comic stardom, and his delight in making the grade as a club and television performer.”
–Hollywood Reporter

About the Author:

Cedric the Entertainer’s many television performances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Showtime at the Apollo, and HBO’s Def Comedy Jam. In 1994, he won the Richard Pryor Comic of the Year Award, and he recently received his third consecutive NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on The Steve Harvey Show. He also toured the country to sold out crowds on the Kings of Comedy tour, the highest-grossing comedy tour in history. He represents St. Louis.

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