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Marlon Wayans Discusses New Comedy Special, Chris Rock, And Friendship With Tupac Shakur On ‘Drink Champs’



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Well, well, you’re in for a real treat! On April 8, Marlon Wayans, a gifted comedian, and all-around hilarious person, graced us with his presence on Interval Presents’ “Drink Champs” podcast with hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN. Marlon shared his thoughts on the challenges of being part of the Wayans family, his friendship with Tupac Shakur, and much more.

From the get-go, N.O.R.E. stated that Marlon Wayans is his all-time favorite comedian and guest on “Drink Champs.” And who can blame him? He is a comedic genius! The host then mentioned a moment where Wayans poked fun at one of “Drink Champs'” staff members, Sunny, for his “off-white” attire. Without skipping a beat, Marlon added more laughter to the discussion by teasing Sunny for looking older than he thought. “This n***a aged! You were the same dude, I thought that was yo son.” Marlon quipped. “You need to leave that weed alone, n***a.”

Marlon Wayans’ humor is unmatched! He truly knows how to brighten up any room with his infectious energy and witty jokes.

The Delicate Balance Of Comedian Comparisons

During the discussion, N.O.R.E. recalled a moment when he tweeted about Marlon’s new comedy special “God Loves Me” and asserted that it surpassed Chris Rock’s special. However, he deleted the tweet to avoid putting the two comedians against each other, as is often done with rappers. “It immediately reminded me of what people do with rappers,” N.O.R.E. remarked. “They put rappers against each other immediately and I didn’t want to do that. I didn’t want to say, ‘You know what,’ just because you have a special out, and he has a special out…you have to compare.'”

Marlon responded by revealing that he doesn’t retweet tweets that compare him to other comedians and that he has love and respect for Chris Rock.

“I love Chris Rock. Rock knows I love him…he’s like family,” Marlon emphasized before recounting an incident where Chris mocked him mercilessly at Laugh Factory, causing him to quit standup comedy for two decades. “How badly do you think I bombed that night where I quit for 20 years?” the White Chicks actor said.

Watch the “Drink Champs” episode with Marlon Wayans below, or listen to it here.

The Battle For The Rib Shack: Chris Rock vs. Marlon Wayans In “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka”

Let’s delve further into Chrisometry. During the discussion, N.O.R.E praised the iconic black sitcom “In Living Color,” directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, the oldest brother in the Wayans family. After that, Marlon recounts in his latest comedy special, “God Loves Me,” how he was initially chosen to play Chris Rock’s role in the 1980s film “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.” But Keenen ultimately picked Rock for the role as he was a better match for the character.

“In my new special, God Loves Me, if you would’ve saw it, I talk about how Chris Rock took my role,” Marlon explained. “I was supposed to do that part in the rib shack, but Chris had a beat, he had a dope set…a part of his standup that really worked for that. So Keenen gave him that part and that was supposed to be my part.”

Reminiscing On His Authentic Friendship With Tupac Shakur

As the conversation delved deeper, the actor spoke about his authentic friendship with the legendary Tupac Shakur. In his own words, “He was extremely funny, he was very smart…he was a great rapper, a gangster, a poet, an activist.” Marlon’s admiration for Tupac was evident, and he spoke of him with great fondness.

Furthermore, the “Scary Movie” star revealed that Pac was not just a rapper but also a multifaceted individual who was a true friend to him. The friendship he shared with Tupac grew stronger whenever they crossed paths. Despite his untimely passing, Marlon treasured his last conversation with Pac.


Marlon Wayans and Tupac Shakur in the 90s. Credit: Makaveli – Immortalized

“I saw him 20 minutes before he passed, me and Omar (actor Omar Epps). We went over there to give him love,” Wayans recounted. “Because we all performed as high school kids. It wasn’t an act, Pac wasn’t acting like Bishop (a character from the movie Juice) it was just a part of Pac.”

Marlon Wayans holds Tupac Shakur in high regard. He remembers him as an influential figure and a true friend.

“Air” With Ben Affleck And A Possible “White Chicks” Sequel!

The conversation flowed on, full of laughs and exciting facts about Ben Affleck’s latest film, “Air,” featuring Marlon Wayns, Chris Tucker, and many more stars. And as if that weren’t enough, the possibility of a sequel to the beloved comedy, “White Chicks,” was also on the table! Indeed, it was a delightful exchange filled with excitement and anticipation for what was to come.

Don’t forget to hit the theaters to watch the currently released movie “Air.” Check out the trailer below:

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