The Pulse of Entertainment: Netflix Lets Marlon Wayans Get Unfiltered
in Comedy Special ‘Woke-ish'
"Me and my brothers have an unfiltered view of the world. We keep it real,"
said Marlon Wayans (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra). Marlon has a comedy special, "Woke-ish," that premiered on Netflix
February 27, 2018. "We're not afraid...politics, religion, racism...there is nothing you can't find that's not funny."
Netflix was founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph to provide streaming
media online. In 2013 it started producing its own programming content and now, as of 2018, Netflix has 118 million subscribers
Marlon Wayans' comedy special "Woke-ish"
joins other American stand-up comedians like Cedric the Entertainer with shows online
via electronic worldwide networks like Netflix. Marlon comes from a family of comedians
and the brothers Marlon talked about includes Shawn, Keenen, Damon, and Dwayne. Big brother
Keenen was the first on national television with his comedic skills for his own show "In Living Color" (1990-1994),
a 20th Century Fox Television sketch comedy series. It also starred his sister Kim and
brothers Damon, Shawn and Marlon. That show launched careers for comedians such as Jim
Carey, Tommy Davidson, Jamie Foxx and David Allen Grier. It also launched dancers' careers,
such as Jennifer Lopez. It was Marlon and Shawn who launched "The Wayans Brothers" sitcom, a Warner
Brothers television show that aired from 1995 - 1999. He created it with Leslie Ray and David Simon.
It was about two brothers living in Harlem.
New York native's comedy special "Woke-ish" was tapped at the MGM National Harbor
Theatre in Washington, DC. As no surprise to me, because acting comes naturally to comedians,
in 1988 Marlon took an extra role in the film I'm Gonna Get You Sucka - as a pedestrian. Today his acting credits
are long and include starring in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra along side Dennis Quaid,
Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Norbit starring alongside Eddie Murphy and in
Scary Movie (one and two).In 2017 Marlon launched a new sitcom "Marlon," loosely
based on his life, on NBC that was just renewed for another season.
kind of had some material," Marlon said when asked if he had a theme in mind for the comedy special
before tapping it. "But I figured it out along the way. I knew I wanted to talk about politics. I
knew I wanted to talk about all the things today that affect my kids."
I love the comedy of the Wayans. It is something natural about it. Its not forced.
So take the stress out your day and just laugh about it all by watching "Woke-ish"
the Netflix comedy special of Marlon Wayans. You can log onto www.Netflix.com.
SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, has an
estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment.
She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions
Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENT: 19th annual "Uplifting Minds II" Free Entertainment
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