CHICAGO—The Harold Washington Cultural Center, as it celebrates 20 years of showcasing Chicago comedy as a performing arts and education venue, recently hosted the Chicago stop on the book tour for “Flipping Boxcars,” the new novel by Cedric Kyles (aka Cedric The Entertainer.)
Billed as “the ultimate night of Comedy, Conversation and Celebration” by HWCC Global Director Jimalita Tillman, the evening, held Sept. 25, included a special Chicago comedy homecoming salute to living legends and trailblazers of Chicago comedy, including the legendary Bernie Mac.
The evening, also a fundraiser for the HWCC, one of the nation’s only Black-owned non-profit theater and performance venues, featured comedian Reggie Reg, the first comedian to perform at the center.
Ms. Tillman and National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum Executive Director David Peterson Jr. engaged in a “CED Talk” fireside chat with Cedric The Entertainer about his journey as an actor, executive producer, entrepreneur, Original King of Comedy and first-time novelist. For more information about the Harold Washington Cultural Center, visit www.broadwayinbronzeville.com.
—The Final Call