#CedricTheEntertainer recently revealed to @HuffPost that he once had plans to make a #BernieMac hologram for an Original Kings of Comedy reunion!
“We tried. We were very close. We had a couple of scripted ideas, and then we had the idea of just getting back together to do a mini-tour,” Cedric tells @HuffPost. “It was right around the time Bernie [Mac] was ill. A lot of people didn’t know how ill he was. We thought we could squeeze it in, but unfortunately, the timing on that didn’t work out.”
After Bernie passed away from pneumonia back in 2008, Cedric, along with his “Original Kings of Comedy” buddies #SteveHarvey and #DLHughley, just didn’t feel right about moving forward without Bernie. “Nobody really wanted to do it without him,” says Cedric. “It was this weird thing: Do we replace Bernie with someone? Do we do it without him? Do we do him as a hologram like at Coachella with Tupac? How weird do we want to go with this?”
He continued, “The technology was supposedly getting a lot better, and maybe we would do a short bit where we put Bernie up in this hologram situation. It was gonna be an expensive task. MTV still had the rights to the film, and I think they were transitioning into some other things. The idea never manifested all the way.”
In addition to it being expensive, Steve’s schedule just became so full to the point he couldn’t take on another project!
“It just became an idea where eventually Steve [Harvey] took on his 137th show,” Cedric said. “He just couldn’t do it. He’s hosting ‘Family Feud’ and ‘Little Big Shots’ and a radio show, and I’m like, ‘OK, Steve, that’s it.’ ”
Maybe one day they can still do this. I mean, would y’all be here for a Bernie Mac hologram?!
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