Throughout the years, many families like The Jacksons, The Braxtons, The Kardashians (I think it’s safe to mention them) and of course the Wayans, all have a family full of talent. Most of the families we mentioned at least. But when it comes to the Wayans, they have generations after generations of talent. I’m pretty sure that there will even more Wayans in the spotlight for more generations to come.
The Wayans is a family full of directors, screenwriters, comedians and actors. Out of Howell and Elvira Wayans’ 10 kids, it was Keenan Ivory Wayans who decided to take the risk of putting it all on the line for himself and his entire family. Keenan did what most people may feel is one heck of a risk by dropping out of college to become a comedian. Believe me, it’s a much harder task than it appears. Keenan met with fellow comedian, Eddie Murphy, in the mid 1980s to write Eddie Murphy’s film, Eddie Murphy Raw. It wasn’t really until 1990, when Keenan along with his brother, Damon wrote and starred in their own comedy television series, In Living Color. In Living Color was where a lot of stars such as Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, Rosie Perez, David Alan Grier, and Jennifer Lopez made their first televised appearances. Not to mention it also introduced the world to Keenan and Damon’s younger siblings, Kim, Shawn and Marlon Wayans.
As a family, the Wayans created a lot of hilarious comedy television series and movies such as Don’t Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, A Low Down Dirty Shame, In Living Color, The Wayans Bros., My Wife and Kids, Dance Flick, White Chicks, Little Man, Major Payne, Scary Movie and that’s only to name a few. I still to this day enjoy watching a few of those. The Wayans are a family who has made America laugh in the past, present and more than likely to do the same in the future.
The Wayans have always been around and each time they introduced the world to a new Wayans. Damon Jr., Damien, Craig, and Chaunte Wayans all have some huge shoes to fill but they’re heading in the right direction and have the support of their entire family to do so. We look forward to see what’s in store with the Wayans, maybe a possible reality TV show?? How does “Keeping Up With The Wayans” sound to you? I personally think that would be hilarious from the moment it starts until it finish; however, we would also learn more about the family that we never even knew.
Here’s the Wayans being interviewed by Oprah:
Here’s an episode of season 1 from In Living Color:
Here’s Keenan discussing his family: