Marlon Wayans is one part of the famous Wayans brotherly trio. Along with his brothers Shawn and Keenan, Marlon has reached international prominence with hilarious performances in the movies such as Scary Movie and White Chicks. He has recently launched a stand up career that has started to turn heads and create laughter.
A pillar of the Wayans comedy dynasty
The Wayans are part of comedy royalty when it comes to movies and TV. Beginning their climb to fame by starring together in hit show The Wayans Brothers, they made their first big splash in Hollywood by starring, producing and co-writing smash hit comedy Scary Movie. As a lone performer Marlon got a taste of dramatic critical acclaim for his turn as Tyrone C. Love in hard-hitting movie drama Requiem for a Dream. Recently he worked with Funny or Die co-founder Randy Adams to produce an online comedy destination known as What the Funny. He has also hit the live stage with his brother Shawn when they hosted the 2000 MTV awards together. Most recently he has been sporting his movie comedy chops once again in Fifty Shades of Black, a parody of the global hit Fifty Shades of Gray. Wayans has worked alongside a variety of comedy and dramatic superstars including Eddie Murphy, Anna Faris, Tom Hanks and Channing Tatum. He has now turned his focus to the small stage and has reinvented himself as a promising stand up act.
From one style of comedy to another
Known for working closely together, the Wayans have also made the transition from movies to stand up as a group, creating a tour of stand up performances that have garnered both critical and financial success. However,
Marlon has recently branched out on his own to create a unique style of performance that is in keeping with his energetic, larger than life personality. His live show moves through all kinds of topics and themes, from life as part of the Hollywood jet set to the trials and tribulations of growing up in the housing projects of New York City. Marlon's approach is to leave ego at the door and let the comedy speak for itself. Gone are the kooky characters he is known for in his movies and in their place is a more relate-able and affecting style of comedy that comes from the heart. Critics have described Marlon's delivery style as 'comfortable, energetic and animated.' His shows have been receiving positive reactions since he began his solo journey and Marlon Wayans tickets are a great way of experiencing a night of sharp and real comedy while also getting a chance to see another side of a Hollywood staple.