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Cedric the Entertainer Blasts Herschel Walker, ‘We Don’t Need to Add No More Crazy to That Mix’

Cedric the Entertainer has always been so entertaining because he has a sharp observational eye. Comedians rarely get credit for it, but there are no dumb successful comedians. One has to understand people at a fundamental level to get both what is happening “out there” and how it impacts people “in here.” Think of Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, George Carlin, and many others. Brilliant.

Cedric the Entertainer, is on that list. Look at the name. It’s genius marketing! Cedric has some things to say about Herschel Walker and Walker’s bid for the U.S. Senate. It is a given that a black man has more freedom to call out a black man as not qualified, and Cedric uses it brilliantly. We will get out of the way.

“We got big election stuff coming up right now. I need everybody to get involved,” Cedric says in the spot. “We got to stop; we got to fight against the ignorance that’s going on out there, especially in the state of Georgia. Lord, you know they said life is like a box of chocolates? Well, Hershey’s Walker is one of these chocolates that you don’t want. You know the ones where you get a box of chocolates and you, like, [gagging]? That’s him. I mean, the man is ridiculous, dog.”

Walker has said some of the most ridiculous things in this election season, “these judges with no cash bails…”

“I mean, some of the stuff he is saying — we just got to be very concerned about the educational system, one. Two: We already got senators that’s, like, you know, Marjorie Taylor, that’s crazier than a mug. We don’t need to add no more crazy to that mix, you hear me? Especially not this, not with the haircut and the extra muscles. I think he on creatine. I think he still from back in the day when they was shooting stuff up and trying to put in their muscles. Something going on where it turned off a switch.”

No comment on Walker’s health. We will note that Congress doesn’t need more crazy from the MAGA right.

“I mean, the man talking about ‘If humans are from apes, why do we still got apes?’ What, Herschel Walker? Come on, man. ‘You know, our bad air floated over to China and mixed with they good air and turned in — it was a recycling air situation.’ What, bruh? I don’t know what this man talking about! Guys, we got to defeat him, got to beat him — we got to stop him! Y’all know what it is. Let’s go! Let’s get involved.

Calling out a fundamental creationist argument that is beyond stupid. “If we came from apes, why are there still apes!” Branches, people, branches. It is like an ape saying, “If we came from the same thing as humans, why are there still humans!”

Humor as political commentary. It has been there from the beginning. Indeed it needs to be there, or it’s not funny. Cedric is up there and just proved why.

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Nicole Hickman is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three college-aged children.