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Marlon Wayans Says ‘Wayans Family’ Is Self-Made In Hollywood

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For another episode of The Comedy Hype News Show; Pierre & Capone share their reaction to Marlon Wayans speaking on his family’s legacy and why other creators don’t need Hollywood.

The Wayans family is a prominent African-American family known for their work in the entertainment industry. The family includes a number of actors, comedians, writers, and producers.

Some of the most well-known members of the Wayans family include Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, and Dwayne Wayans. Keenen Ivory Wayans is perhaps the most famous member of the family, having created and starred in the popular 1990s sketch comedy series, “In Living Color.”


The Wayans family has also been involved in numerous other projects, including movies like “Scary Movie,” “White Chicks,” and “Little Man,” as well as television shows like “The Wayans Bros.” and “My Wife and Kids.” They are known for their irreverent, boundary-pushing humor and their ability to create characters and stories that resonate with audiences across generations.

Marlon Wayans has acted in a variety of movies and TV shows. Some of his most notable roles include:


  • “Scary Movie” (2000)
  • “White Chicks” (2004)
  • “Little Man” (2006)
  • “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” (2009)
  • “A Haunted House” (2013)
  • “Fifty Shades of Black” (2016)
  • “Naked” (2017)
  • “Sextuplets” (2019)
  • “Respect” (2021)

TV Shows:

  • “In Living Color” (1992-1993)
  • “The Wayans Bros.” (1995-1999)
  • “My Wife and Kids” (2001-2005)
  • “Marlon” (2017-2018)
  • “A Black Lady Sketch Show” (2019)
  • “Homecoming” (2020)

Marlon Wayans is known for his comedic roles, but he has also shown his range as an actor in more dramatic roles, such as in “Respect,” a biopic about Aretha Franklin, where he played the singer’s husband, Ted White.

Marlon Wayans played the role of Bugaloo in the 1994 movie “Above the Rim”. In the film, Bugaloo is a talented basketball player and drug dealer who is a childhood friend of the main character, Kyle-Lee Watson, played by Duane Martin. Bugaloo tries to recruit Kyle to play for his drug dealer boss, but Kyle is determined to pursue basketball through more legitimate means. The film also stars Tupac Shakur as a character named Birdie, who serves as a mentor to Kyle.