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Damon Wayans: Are Dave Chappelle's Stand-ups Speeches or Specials?

During a recent interview with Hot 97, actor-comedian Damon Wayans questioned why Dave Chappelle's stand-up routines of late are classified as specials rather than speeches. Wayans was asked about Chappelle’s comments, where the award-winning comedian challenged his contemporaries to come up with anything close to his 2021 special, The Closer.
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Damon Wayans performing at the Houston Improv!

Comedian and actor Damon Wayans returned to Houston this week and is performing at the Improv. He made an appearance with our Jose Grinian and Melissa Wilson to share more on what fans can expect!
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Damon Wayans Net Worth 2022, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Wiki and Career Details

Real Name/Full Name Damon Kyle Wayans Sr. Siblings: Nine, including Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans. School: Murry Bergtraum High School (New York) Wife/Spouse Name: Lisa Thorner (m. 1984–2000) Kids/Children Name: Damon Wayans Jr., Kyla Wayans, Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans. Profession: Stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer,...
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Damon Wayans Netflix Series ‘Glamorous’: What We Know So Far

Netflix acquired Glamorous, a new series from Damon Wayans Jr. about a gender-nonconforming queer young man who has to figure out what he wants out of life, who he actually is, and what it really means for him to be queer. Here’s a rundown of everything we know so far about the series.

Damon Wayans, Pam Grier Join ‘Cinnamon’ Thriller for Village Roadshow

Damon Wayans and Pam Grier have boarded the Tubi movie Cinnamon from Village Roadshow Pictures. The thriller centers on a struggling small-town gas station attendant and aspiring singer, Jodi Jackson, played by Tony nominee Hailey Kilgore, whose life is sent into a tailspin when there’s a robbery at her work. Grier will play Mama, the head of her family’s criminal organization, with her son James (Jeremie Harris) executing her wishes.More from The Hollywood ReporterWarren Beatty, Pam Grier, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Bacon Headed to TCM Classic Film FestivalVillage Roadshow Loses Key Early Round in Legal Fight With Warner Bros.Village Roadshow Widens Legal...

‘Cinnamon’: Damon Wayans & Pam Grier Join Village Roadshow Pictures’ Thriller For Tubi

Click here to read the full article. Damon Wayans (Fox’s Lethal Weapon) and Pam Grier (Jackie Brown) have signed on to star alongside Hailey Kilgore, David Iacono and Jeremie Harris in the noir thriller Cinnamon, which will debut exclusively on Fox’s free streaming service, Tubi, later this year. The film currently in production in Atlanta follows a struggling small-town gas station attendant and aspiring singer, Jodi Jackson (Kilgore), whose life is sent into a tailspin when there’s a robbery at work. As previously announced, Iacono is playing Jodi’s fiercely devoted hustler boyfriend turned music manager, Eddie, with Harris as James Walker, a young gangster...

Damon Wayans Inks With CAA

EXCLUSIVE: Actor, stand-up comedian and bestselling author Damon Wayans has signed with CAA. The four-time Emmy nominee starred just last night opposite Kevin Hart in ABC’s live staging of Diff’rent Strokes, as part of its Emmy-winning series, Live in Front of a Studio Audience. He played Willis Jackson, the role originated by Todd Bridges. Wayans is best known for his work as the co-creator and writer of the Emmy-winning sketch series In Living Color, in which he also starred alongside family members including Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kim Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans, as well as assorted comedy legends, including Jim Carrey, David...

Damon Wayans Says Dave Chappelle Freed Comedy 'Slaves' with Netflix Special

Dave Chappelle is now the great emancipator of comedians thanks to his latest Netflix special -- so says Damon Wayans, who drew a parallel to slavery while praising Dave. We ran into the comic and actor Monday at LAX and got his take on Dave's standup special, 'The Closer' ... which is STILL being hotly debated nearly a week after its release. As for where Damon lands ... count him as firmly in Chappelle's camp.

Comedian Damon Wayans says Dave Chappelle ‘freed’ comedians from slavery

More than a week after Dave Chappelle’s controversial special, “The Closer,” aired on Netflix, a debate is still raging about whether the elite jokester should be cancelled for his allegedly homophobic comments. “Dear White People” showrunner, Jaclyn Moore, refuses to work for the streaming service in protest of Chappelle’s words regarding the LBGTQ community.

Damon Wayans Throws Full Support Behind Dave Chappelle, Says He Freed Comedy ‘Slaves’ From ‘PC Culture’

Damon Wayans is standing by Dave Chappelle amid criticism over his latest Netflix special. Chappelle has seen plenty of backlash, and some support, following the release of The Closer this past week, with many raising concerns over transphobia and homophobia within the special. Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, however, shared that he doesn’t believe Dave’s special was “designed to incite hate or violence.”