‘At the Same Time … I Am On CBS’: Cedric the Entertainer Weighs In on Dave Chappelle’s ‘Free’ Attitude to Comedy Versus His Safe Approach  

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During a recent sit-down with former NFL star Shannon Sharpe, veteran comedian Cedric the Entertainer shared his thoughts on several topics, including his approach to playing it safe with his craft. Cedric the Entertainer thinks Dave Chappelle is playing with fire with his “free” approach to comedy. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images) During a recent episode of Shannon’s “Club Shay Shay” YouTube show, the two discussed how the culture change and heightened awareness of social justice issues had made specific topics taboo. When asked how he “walk that line,” in comparison to comedian Dave Chappelle, who’s had a more head-on approach, the longtime comedian was transparent.  “I mean, it’s the thing that you have to be most aware of. I think as a comedian, of course, your job is to be, you know, a provocateur, orator of the world and the way you see it. It’s important for comedians to be free to say things in the way they see it and in the way they want to say it. So, I’m a big fan of that, and at the same time, I’m on CBS,” the 58-year-old began. He continued, “So I pretty much know if I say something that...