(Newark, New Jersey-July 3, 2014) New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) present The Wayans Brothers on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 8PM. Don’t miss this only area performance when Hollywood’s First Family of comedy, Keenen, Damon, Shawn and Marlon Wayans share one stage in an evening of hilarious stand-up comedy. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)
The brothers have enjoyed success as directors, screenwriters, comedians and actors. Shawn, 43, and Marlon, 42, are best known for the sitcom The Wayans Bros., which aired from 1995-1999 on the WB. Keenen, 56 – the oldest of 10 siblings – and Damon, 54, created, wrote and starred in the Fox Network program In Living Color, which ran from 1990-1994.
Keenen Ivory Wayans began his career as an actor, stand-up comedian and writer and made his directorial debut in the 1988 blaxploitation parody hit I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. He created the sketch-oriented, Emmy-winning variety series In Living Color, which ignited and advanced the visibility of his younger siblings, and directed White Chicks and Scary Movie and its sequel.
Damon Wayans is a successful stand-up comic who wrapped five seasons of the ABC series My Wife and Kids, which he co-created and executive produced. Known for his sketch character Homey the Clown on In Living Color, he has many feature film credits, including Major Payne, Blankman and Bamboozled.
Shawn Wayans starred in the box office hits Little Man and White Chicks. A writer and producer, he created and starred in The Wayans Bros. sitcom with his brother, Marlon. With his siblings, he created Thugaboo and Boo Crew animated specials for Nickelodeon.
Marlon Wayans has appeared in many comedic films, but turned to drama for a role in Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream. His other credits include G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Dance Flick, The Heat, A Haunted House and its sequel.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey — where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. As New Jersey’s Town Square, NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the State’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted over seven million visitors (including more than one million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. Visit www.njpac.org or call 888.GO.NJPAC for more information.