Comedian Damon Wayans has paved the way for many Black comedians in today’s age. The industry legend stopped by The Breakfast Club recently to talk about the current state of comedy, being fired from SNL, and more.
In the interview shown above, Damon describes what lead up to the moment where he got fired from Saturday Night Live, simply stating that he didn’t have the freedom to do what he wanted to do in comedy. Wayans continued saying that from that moment on, In Living Color was born. Damon gives his opinion on up and coming comedians in social media, encouraging them to give the public more than just a few seconds of humor.
Towards the end of the interview segment, Damon caught a lot of heat for defending Bill Cosby, saying the sexual allegations are all a big “money hustle.” Damon later apologized via Twitter about his comments made in the interview. Check out the insightful interview above.