Cedric Brings Style and Comedy to 'Millionaire'
By ZACH SEEMAYER
August 27, 2013
As Who Wants To Be a Millionaire enters Season 12, the popular quick-money trivia game show is getting infused with comedy and laughter as comedian Cedric The Entertainer takes up the mantle of host.
The quick-witted comic will be sitting across from contestants, asking the tough questions and adding an air of lightheartedness and unpredictability to the proceedings. And let's not forget about the style.
"It takes a lot to be one of the most dapper hosts in game show history," said Cedric, decked out in a classy grey suit and stylish accoutrements. Cedric declared that he is '"one of the sharpest" dressers out of all game show hosts, ever.
"Including you, Regis," Cedric said, teasing the former host of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. "Yeah, I saw you. With your little monochromatic ties when you first started hosting it. But wait 'til they get a load of me!"
Aside from an impeccable fashion sense, Cedric says that his background in comedy will be the key to him being a great host.
"The great thing about being a standup is it's a live environment. The audience is here, people are playing, there's a lot of pressure. Having the opportunity to let my wit jump right on top of things, to loosen up moments or maybe add a little intensity to things."
Check out the video for more from Cedric The Entertainer about what to expect from the new season, and some fashion tips for men that any style-conscious gentleman shouldn't miss.
Who Wants To Be a Millionaire premieres September 2, on ABC.