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

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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.

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