I got to go on before my buddy Damon Wayans up in Pleasanton, Ca this weekend. He sold out every single show and then some. He’s so strong as a stand-up. He’s in rare air. I’ve seen very few people kill at that level. Every show. Dealing with life and race and current events in such a unique way. It was a master class in stand-up. I know the audience felt it too. We’ve been friends for so many years, we made Blankman together, (which put me in movie jail for almost four years.) and started at The Comedy Store years before that, but I’ve never seen him as strong and unique as he is now on stage.
It’s so great to see someone you’ve known so long just keep on growing as an artist. Taking the craft so seriously.
I had a good time on stage once again. I really do love being back doing stand-up. Especially working with good friends, and a legend to boot.
This is a piece from Damon’s 1990 HBO special. The Last Stand, just to remind you of the old days.
This is from another great earlier special. What he’s doing now is light years away, but there’s nothing of the new stuff. What he needs to do is a Netflix Special (Hint, hint)
All of the old stuff pales in comparison to what he’s doing now.
Also, here’s a clip from MY Saturday night set. I still got a lot of work to do, but it’s fun.
Go see Damon live. He’s playing all over the place. You’ll laugh your ass off.
Damon Wayans – Instagram (For tour info)