Cedric Kyles, known professionally by his stage name Cedric the Entertainer, is an American actor, comedian, director, and game show host. He was originally the host on It's Showtime at the Apollo. He also hosted BET's ComicView during the 1993–94 season and Def Comedy Jam in 1995. He is best known for co-starring with Steve Harvey on The WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show, and as one of The Original Kings of Comedy. He also portrayed Eddie Walker in the Barbershop film series and voiced Maurice in the Madagascar franchise.