Marlon Wayans Weighs In On The 'Cyclical' Nature Of Racial Comedy
Huffington Post - about 2 years
It's been 20 years since the comedic spoof "Don't be a Menace" was released, and Marlon Wayans, the film's star, still doesn't regret a single punchline from the film. In fact, he says he never regretted a joke he's ever told. Wayans, who sat down with HuffPost Live alongside his "50 Shades of Black" co-star Kali Hawk, said that hindsight hasn't impacted how he sees his humor -- even as the public conversation about race has shifted. "You never regret any joke that you tell. As a comedian, some [jokes] pass, some fail, but the beauty of what we've done is 20 years later, we find new audiences," he said. Wayans said his older films like "Don't be a Menace" and "White Chicks" have become favorites among teens growing up today. "When we tell jokes, they're long-staying. I don't tell a joke that just lasts for a moment. I like to do a joke that 20 years from now is still relevant and still funny," he said. The comedian added that the "cyclical" nature of raci...
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