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‘Comedy Is The Mask of Pain:’ The Wayans Get Serious During ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ Interview

March 4th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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While many expected The Wayans family’s interview on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” to be all laughter and giggles, there were actually many serious and thought-provoking moments that came when least expected. One moment came when Keenen Ivory Wayans expressed that over the years, he’s learned that comedy is often used to disguise pain.

“I think that what people don’t understand is that comedy is the mask of pain. So people who are innately funny, are innately disturbed. Seriously that’s what it’s a mask for,” the “Living Color” creator expressed.

Of course, his comedic brothers and sister hysterically interjected, somewhat lightening the serious moment.

“I just meant that the art of comedy, it comes from the ability to take your pain and translate it into a funny presentation,” Keenen continued.


You know what they say about the funniest guy in the room; often times, he is also the saddest.

Click to the next page for another serious moment from the interview.

The Wayans Got Next On ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter!’

February 22nd, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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I cannot even imagine how hilarious next Sunday’s episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” is going to be. Oprah, who has finally realized Black talent is where it’s at, is going to have the entire Wayans clan on her show in a couple Sundays. That means, Kenan, Kim, Shawn, Marlon, and even Damien, Craig, and Damon Jr. — the second generation of the funny family.

We already saw in person how hilarious Marlon is when he came into the office and was all types of inappropriate, and Oprah said she laughed so hard it hurt when she was interviewing everyone at once. The episode, which airs March 3 at 9, is expected to be hilariously candid as the crew talks about mixing family and business and we cannot wait to see it.

Watch the video below as Oprah recaps her experience during the sit down, plus check out a couple of preview shots on the next pages. Will you be watching?

Is BET Finally Winning? ‘Real Husbands Of Hollywood’ And ‘Second Generation Wayans’ Top Cable Ratings

January 18th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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This past Tuesday, BET premiered the highly anticipated scripted series Real Husbands of Hollywood along with Second Generation Wayans. Many were skeptical as to how these shows would perform for the network, considering how difficult it has been in the past to predict the success of BET’s scripted shows. However, it was pleasantly surprising to learn this morning that the two new additions to the BET lineup slaughtered their competition when it came to ratings Tuesday night.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Real Husbands of Hollywood, starring Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Robin Thicke, Dwayne Martin and J.B. Smoove topped all shows that aired during the 10 pm hour on cable television. The show’s debut episode is said to have pulled 4.1 million viewers. The sitcom was number one among all cable and network broadcasts falling within the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.1 rating. The show’s encore, which aired at 11 pm excelled as well, bringing in 2.3 million viewers.

The husbands of Hollywood aren’t the only fellas reported to be topping the charts. It appears that Second Generation Wayans starring Damien Dante Wayans, Craig Wayans, Tatyanna Ali and George O. Gore II also performed superbly in its premiere night. The sitcom is said to have garnered 3.7 million viewers during its 10:30 pm premiere and received a rating of 1.7 among the 18-49 demographic. The 11:30 pm showing pulled an additional 1.4 million viewers.

Real Husbands of Hollywood currently reigns as the number one debut cable sitcom of the season and Second Generation Wayans comes in at number two.

Among adults 18-34, RHOH had the third best cable debut of all time.

It’s great to see that BET’s new shows are performing so well and that they are being supported.

Did you check out either of these shows this past Tuesday? What did you think?

Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise