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April 2, 1998 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Shawn Wayans began doing stand-up at age 17 and, a few years later, in 1990, joined "In Living Color," the popular Fox sketch-comedy show headed up by big brother Keenen and featuring three other Wayans siblings. A few years after leaving "In Living Color," Shawn scored his own WB sitcom, "The Wayans Bros." Now concluding its third season, the comedy features him and younger brother Marlon as siblings with wildly different personalities.
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March 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Call it Charlie Brown with a twist. Brothers Keenen Ivory, Shawn and Marlon Wayans, of "Scary Movie" and "In Living Color" fame, have created a series of animated children's shows, with books and toys to follow. It's name: "Thugaboo." The series of three specials will premiere on Nickelodeon, then air on the network's all-animation channel, Nicktoons. The first program will air in August.
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May 9, 2004
Comedy (June 23) Columbia Pictures/Revolution Studios With: Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Jaime King, Lochlyn Munro, Anne Dudek, Busy Philipps, Maitland Ward The idea: Two FBI agents get waaaay into their disguises as Long Island debutantes. Writers: Keenen Ivory Wayans & Marlon Wayans & Shawn Wayans & Andy McElfresh & Michael Anthony Snowden & Xavier Cook Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans Black guys in white face in drag.
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May 9, 2004
Comedy (June 23) Columbia Pictures/Revolution Studios With: Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Jaime King, Lochlyn Munro, Anne Dudek, Busy Philipps, Maitland Ward The idea: Two FBI agents get waaaay into their disguises as Long Island debutantes. Writers: Keenen Ivory Wayans & Marlon Wayans & Shawn Wayans & Andy McElfresh & Michael Anthony Snowden & Xavier Cook Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans Black guys in white face in drag.
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January 13, 1996 | DAVID KRONKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The early cliche in the 'hood movies was that the young African American men who had a chance of making something of themselves and escaping their violent roots were the ones who routinely were gunned down. Eventually, of course, it got to the point where just about everyone who stepped in front of the camera got smoked, followed of course by mothers and girlfriends getting down on their knees, hovering over the bodies of their fallen angels or warriors and wailing long and loud over their loss.
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December 7, 1991 | ANDY MARX
If the title "All in the Family" hadn't already been used, it would be perfect for Fox's satiric "In Living Color." At last count, there were four performers with the last name of Wayans appearing on the hit comedy: Keenan, Damon, Kim and the youngest of the performing siblings, Shawn, who this season makes the transition from playing the show's DJ, rapmaster SW-1, to that of a featured player. For the 20-year-old comedian, it's a welcome change.
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March 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Call it Charlie Brown with a twist. Brothers Keenen Ivory, Shawn and Marlon Wayans, of "Scary Movie" and "In Living Color" fame, have created a series of animated children's shows, with books and toys to follow. It's name: "Thugaboo." The series of three specials will premiere on Nickelodeon, then air on the network's all-animation channel, Nicktoons. The first program will air in August.
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June 19, 1997
Cocktail hour: After we finish taping "The Wayans Bros." at about 11 Friday nights, we go to Pinot Hollywood for drinks. It's close to the studio, so everyone can walk. If I have one too many Kahlua and creams, I can walk back over to the stage and hang out for a while before I drive. Couch potato: After I work out at Gold's Gym, I like to lie down in the afternoon and watch movies. I go to Virgin Megastore or Dave's Lasers in the Valley first to buy laser discs.
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January 18, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Flying High: A new hourlong show called "Kick It With the Fly Girls" is coming soon, Fox Television said. The program, featuring the Fly Girls dancing to the pop, rap and hip-hop music they revel in during "In Living Color," will showcase top performing artists and new acts. "In Living Color" featured the six-member dance team between comedy skits. Keenan Ivory Wayans, who stars in and produces "In Living Color," created and will produce "Kick It With the Fly Girls."
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February 25, 2007 | Lee Margulies, Times Staff Writer
Before Hollywood gets too carried away this weekend with self-congratulations for all the wonderful films produced in 2006, the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation stepped forward Saturday to remind everyone that there were some stinkers too. Chief among them: "Basic Instinct 2," named worst picture of the year in the 27th annual Razzie Awards.
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April 2, 1998 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Shawn Wayans began doing stand-up at age 17 and, a few years later, in 1990, joined "In Living Color," the popular Fox sketch-comedy show headed up by big brother Keenen and featuring three other Wayans siblings. A few years after leaving "In Living Color," Shawn scored his own WB sitcom, "The Wayans Bros." Now concluding its third season, the comedy features him and younger brother Marlon as siblings with wildly different personalities.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 1997
Cocktail hour: After we finish taping "The Wayans Bros." at about 11 Friday nights, we go to Pinot Hollywood for drinks. It's close to the studio, so everyone can walk. If I have one too many Kahlua and creams, I can walk back over to the stage and hang out for a while before I drive. Couch potato: After I work out at Gold's Gym, I like to lie down in the afternoon and watch movies. I go to Virgin Megastore or Dave's Lasers in the Valley first to buy laser discs.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 1996 | DAVID KRONKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The early cliche in the 'hood movies was that the young African American men who had a chance of making something of themselves and escaping their violent roots were the ones who routinely were gunned down. Eventually, of course, it got to the point where just about everyone who stepped in front of the camera got smoked, followed of course by mothers and girlfriends getting down on their knees, hovering over the bodies of their fallen angels or warriors and wailing long and loud over their loss.
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December 7, 1991 | ANDY MARX
If the title "All in the Family" hadn't already been used, it would be perfect for Fox's satiric "In Living Color." At last count, there were four performers with the last name of Wayans appearing on the hit comedy: Keenan, Damon, Kim and the youngest of the performing siblings, Shawn, who this season makes the transition from playing the show's DJ, rapmaster SW-1, to that of a featured player. For the 20-year-old comedian, it's a welcome change.
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June 23, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
The rowdy "White Chicks" has Shawn and Marlon Wayans, handsome, buff and African American, passing themselves off as a pair of socialite sisters who seem rather clearly inspired by Paris and Nicky Hilton. Thanks to the wizardry of special effects makeup artists Greg Cannom and Keith Vanderlaan, the Wayans brothers' transformation is amazingly convincing, if a little eerie.
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August 24, 2002 | MARK SACHS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carol Burnett once said that comedy is tragedy plus time. Yet without enough of that last factor, the equation collapses, and the results can be painful to watch. Unfortunately, that tends to be the case with Sunday night's well-meaning but only marginally watchable special "Stand Up! A Summer at Comedy Camp" (9 p.m. on KCET).
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