Emmys host Cedric the Entertainer has expressed concerns over telling jokes in a “hyper-sensitive” society.
The actor and comic, who’s real name is Cedric Kyles, added: “As comedians, we’re up on a tightrope trying to make sure people are entertained.
Kyles is set to be only the second solo Black host of the TV awards after Bryant Gumbel, a state of affairs he called “ridiculous”.
He has also branched out into dramatic acting with roles in the Oscar-nominated First Reformed and crime thriller Street Kings.
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