Last Wednesday was an epic night for MimiCuteLips. I joined my fellow DC media for dinner, cocktails, Marlon Wayans and the premiere of his new show Marlon on NBC. The Wayans family is a comedy dynasty. They have done iconic shows/movies like, In Living Color, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, Mo’ Money, The Wayans Bros., Scary Movie, White Chicks, and more.
This is day two of our parent cation so it was nice to get dressed up and hit the town.
Our media dinner took place in the Langston Room at the Busboys and Poets on U Street, in Washington, DC.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Loosely inspired by the real-life of star Marlon Wayans, this update to the classic family comedy centers on a loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. While his misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger-than-life personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom might get in the way sometimes, for Marlon, family really always does come first – even if he’s the biggest kid of all.
The cast includes Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor, Amir O’Neil, Bresha Webb and Diallo Riddle.
When Marlon walked in the room he walked around the table and shook the hand of every single person. That speaks to a person character.
I kicked the interview session off with a question, from there we went around asking questions until the show started.
Then we watched and live-tweeted.
During the commercial breaks, we would resume the q&a session.
I love this here media life.
We laughed, and laughed and laughed some more. Marlon said it was dope to listen to a live audience. They presented him with a cake and we joined in for a selfie. Peep Babe in the bottom left corner. Marlon was seated beside him all night.
My Boo Danni Starr was in the building. Danni is on 93.9 The Fam in the Washington, DC area and on TLC.
The evening isn’t complete without a photo, we took two for the night.
Babe snapped a picture too.
The Marlon show is hilarious, it is a nod to the black comedy shows in the 90’s. Think Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Martin, and My Wife and Kids which starred his famous brother Damon Wayans. Marlon is a family show, I look forward to watching with the kids when they return from vacation. Marlon airs on Wednesdays at 9 PM ET/8 C on NBC. Two 30 minute episodes air back to back. Tune in and let me know what you think.