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Larry King NowMay 22 '15

Funnyman Marlon Wayans sits down with Larry King to talk about his upcoming hosting gig on NBC's 'I Can Do That,' being a part of the Wayans family and the significance of 'In Living Color.'

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“I would have to credit my brother Keenen. […] Keenen was the big brother that set out the pioneer to go out to Los Angeles and find the gold mine. And once he found it, he whistled to us.” –on his view of how the Wayans became known

"As a kid, I always wanted to be an actor, so seeing him [Keenen Wayans] kind of crystalized it for us.” --on seeing his brother, Keenen, on Johnny Carson

“I wouldn’t say I’m the most committed Wayans because I think we’re all committed, but we’re committed differently. We’re all wired kind of differently. I think I’m the most desperate Wayans.” –in response to Damon Wayans calling him the most committed Wayans

“We don’t like to fail. We like to make you laugh no matter what. And so I’ll literally light myself on fire.” –on himself and his sister Kim’s work ethics

“There’s things that I want to do and I kind of just want to just do them.I have my own dreams and my own ideas of where Marlon Wayans wants to be […] it’s just, I’m departing for a second to go do me and I’m always going to be a Wayans family member. Anything my brothers want to do, I’m down.

“That’s my best friend, like, in the world.” –on Omar Epps

“I love doing drama. […] I just love the challenge of comedy so much cause I think comedy is a lot harder to me than drama.”

“Being up on stand-up—and I started 3 or 4 years ago—it’s made me a better writer, it’s made me a better performer, it made me a better listener.”

“It bridged the gap between black and white, between straight and gay, between democrat and republican, because the laughs were the thing that people shared and it united I think it helped to united America in a sense.” – On In Living Color

“We’ve been so blessed, Shawn and I, to have been apart of In Living Color and a part of my brothers—literally raising us in comedy like Jedi’s.”

“What it did was it represented a voice that was far removed from television. It’s an edge. And it’s hard to take that edge and put it on network television.” –on Tommy Davidson’s quote about In Living Color being the institutionalization of color in the mainstream of America

“I don’t think you can ever bring that show back. I think that was a very special moment in time with a very special cast, with a very special visionary, and everybody was kind of working toward their prime.” –on if we can ever bring In Living Color back

“I think comedy has changed, the industry has changed, and the process of people becoming famous has changed. It’s more microwave now a days. People do their first stand-up sketch, they put it on YouTube.”

“Me and my brothers—that’s the one movie we would all collectively like to do a sequel for.” –on if there will be a White Chicks 2