Emmy Awards 2021: Cedric the Entertainer called 'horrible host' as jokes fall flat
Looks like it was not Cedric the Entertainer’s day at the Emmys as he was widely trolled for his not-so-funny jokes
After a bleak award ceremony last year due to the unfortunate global pandemic, the coveted Emmy Awards are back with a bang for the 73rd edition. Some of the top actors from the small screen marked their attendance at one of the most happening nights of the year. Emmy awards were being hosted by actor and stand-up comedian Cedric the Entertainer.
The 57-year-old funny man, whose real name is Cedric Antonio Kyles, usually stays in the spotlight for his spontaneous acts but looks like it was not his day at the Emmys as he was widely trolled for his not-so-funny jokes. Cedric the Entertainer quickly secured a spot on the trending list as social media users dubbed him cringy and an absolute failure. For the unversed, last year’s event was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
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Host Cedric the Entertainer dubbed absolute failure
Cedric the Entertainer looked dapper in a light blue suit when he stepped on the red carpet and quickly changed to a golden one when he landed on the stage. Opening monologues are always a pressure for the hosts at the award ceremony and Cedric did save the day. However, as the show progressed, his jokes fell flat which was, of course, observed by the eagle-eyed social media users. Cedric, who hosted the 12th season of the daytime version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ in 2013–14, cracked a lot of Black jokes at the Emmys but as the camera panned toward the White audience, it got a bit awkward as they seemed to be not really enjoying the segments.
Speaking of the award ceremony, all eyes will be on shows like ‘The Crown' and 'The Mandalorian' as they scooped a whopping 24 nominations each. ‘Ted Lasso’ bagged 20 nods whereas, Marvel’s 'WandaVision' and Amazon’s 'The Handmaid's Tale' too scored multiple nominations. The 2021 Emmys Awards kickstarted at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The show is also up for live viewing on CBS and can also be streamed on the channel’s sister network Paramount+.
‘Cedric the Entertainer isn’t even remotely funny’
Social media users, who were keeping a sharp eye on the award show, thronged to Twitter as Cedric took over the stage. One user slammed the host saying, “Cedric is absolutely a failure and to be quite honest if this makes these small people feel good well sorry for them #Emmys”. Another posted, “Cedric The Entertainer is trying harder to prove his last name is valid than Solange Knowles.”
The next one posted, “38 mins into the Emmys and I already know that tomorrow everyone will be saying the same thing. Cedric is a horrible host.” Meanwhile, one user tweeted, ”Omg Cedric making a black joke and panned to the audience of white folks and they were not smiling because they didn't get it!!!! Lol I'm dead.” Another individual asserted, “These Cedric the Entertainer segments are just….bad” And, one posted, “Cedric the Entertainer is not entertaining at all.” One person claimed, “Cedric is so cringy” as another chimed in and added, “Cedric's jokes are not for this audience.” While, one user concluded, “Cedric the Entertainer isn’t even remotely funny as #Emmys host.”
Cedric is absolutely a failure and to be quite honest if this makes these small people feel good well sorry for them #Emmys— Mikey (@txflyboyz) September 20, 2021
Cedric The Entertainer is trying harder to prove his last name is valid than Solange Knowles #Emmys— Kamen Edwards (@KamenEdwards) September 20, 2021
38 mins into the Emmys and I already know that tomorrow everyone will be saying the same thing. Cedric is a horrible host. #Emmys— NTXBear77 (@EThompson77) September 20, 2021
Omg Cedric making a black joke and panned to the audience of white folks and they were not smiling because they didn't get it!!!! Lol I'm dead #Emmys— A GIRL (@ALovelierGirl) September 20, 2021
These Cedric the Entertainer segments are just….bad #Emmys— Paul Kraff (@paulkraff) September 20, 2021
Cedric the Entertainer is not entertaining at all. #Emmys— CJ Gronner (@Blogtownbycjg) September 20, 2021
Cedric's jokes are not for this audience #Emmys— Ashley Reynolds (@Ashley_Reynolds) September 20, 2021
Cedric the Entertainer isn’t even remotely funny as #Emmys host. 😕— Stenar 🌈 (@stenar) September 20, 2021