Interview: Cedric The Entertainer Talks Hosting ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ And Return Of ‘Soul Man’

Movies & TV

By: / June 21, 2013

To film buffs, Cedric The Entertainer is best known as one of the Kings of Comedy, comedic right-hand man to Steve Harvey, and a capable TV host and performer. But to fans who enjoy watching TV Land, he’s better known as Reverend Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine, a former soul singer turned pastor on the show The Soul Man. The sitcom finds Ced’s character moving from Las Vegas to St. Louis to take over his father’s church while adjusting to his spiritual adviser role.

With his family, including wife Lolli (played by Niecy Nash) and daughter Lyric (Jazz Raycole), not eager to give up the high life, The Soul Man takes a lighthearted approach to addressing the often sticky conversational piece of religion and Christianity. The Soul Man earned its place on TV Land, and was awarded a second season.

We sat down with the busy showman as he talked about his Season 2 expectations, changes he’d make to Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and more.