Coming from a legendary family but also stepping into your own iconic status is something that the Wayans are all too familiar with, as each generation from the funny-bone lineage, has managed to make a name for themselves while also continuing to carry the legendary name.
Ahead of his stand-up show in Oxnard this weekend Shawn Wayans came through to the Power 106 studios to chop it up with Morning Show host Letty about his upcoming performance but also reflect on his successful career with his brother Marlon and how their comedic genius continues to penetrate Pop Culture after years of impacting television and film. With unforgettable films like ‘White Chicks.’ the ‘Scary Movie’ franchise and a hit television show under his belt, Shawn speaks on how the idea of nepotism has assisted in his career but has also created a close-knit family business.
Detailing his come-up in comedy, and looking to his older siblings for inspiration, Shawn admits that he wanted to create his own ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,’ a classic starring his older brothers Keenen and Damon. Shawn shares with Letty that ‘Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood’ was the step into his own lane.
Shawn Wayans goes on to reflect on their Wayans Bros. show and much more.