Cedric the Entertainer opened the 2021 Emmy Awards with a salute to the late Biz Markie’s classic track “Just a Friend”
Host announced that this year’s ceremony would not be subdued before launching into a parody of “Just a Friend” that got the crowd moving
Davestar Lil Dicky joined in for the high-energy performance, each contributing a verse that both gently skewered and celebrated television in the pandemic era.It was a loose start to the night that got the crowd dancing and swaying at their tables.Opening the segment, the comic and actor emphasized that this year’s ceremony would subvert expectations of being “more subdued, kind of like an Emmys Lite.”
“We all have our favorite shows from growing up,” the host said. “My favorite TV memory is sitting with my grandmother, watching our programs together. And tonight, it isn’t just about the very best of this past year — it’s all about the things that we love about television.”Read more: Rolling Stone »
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