This Is What Happens When Marlon Wayans Shows Up For Dinner

Hey Cuties,

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.

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Mi & Babe

This is day two of our parent cation so it was nice to get dressed up and hit the town.

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Our media dinner took place in the Langston Room at the Busboys and Poets on U Street, in Washington, DC.

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Photo Credit: Alecia Renece Photography


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.

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Photo Credit: Alecia Renece Photography

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.

Disclaimer: Adult language
Marlon thanked us for attending and said we were his family for the night. He usually watches his premiers with his family, but he was on a media tour so we had to fill their shoes. I’m proud to say he told us we didn’t disappoint.  We definitely showed him, mad love.

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Photo Credit: Alecia Renece Photography

I kicked the interview session off with a question, from there we went around asking questions until the show started.

Marlon Wayans new show Marlon

Photo Credit: Alecia Renece Photography

Then we watched and live-tweeted.

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Photo Credit: Alecia Renece Photography

During the commercial breaks, we would resume the q&a session.

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Photo Credit: Alecia Renece Photography

I love this here media life.

Marlon Wayans new show Marlon

Photo Credit: Alecia Renece Photography

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.

Marlon Wayans new show Marlon

Photo Credit: Alecia Renece Photography

My Boo Danni Starr was in the building.  Danni is on 93.9 The Fam in the Washington, DC area and on TLC.

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The evening isn’t complete without a photo, we took two for the night.

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Photo Credit: Alecia Renece Photography

Babe snapped a picture too.

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Marlon posted our group picture on his Instagram and Facebook page.

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.

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Did you watch last week? Chat with me in the comments below or FBIG, and Twitter.

Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  2. Jeuelle

    Wow, what a cool event! I’m definitely going to check out the show; I had no idea he was coming back to network tv. And, on another note, your post reminded me how much I miss Busboys 🙂

  3. Ty

    Another cool event. I watched the show and while I thought it had some funny moments, I quickly became annoyed at how silly he was. It was like having kids with a silly teenage boy. I won’t be adding it to my “to watch” list.

    • MimiCuteLips

      He is really silly, I will say he matures a bit. I’ve been six episodes and things get serious. It was nice to see him get serious and show up for his kids in that way.

  4. Carissa

    First, your hair and outfit are so cute!!! Second, what an AMAZING experience and how cool is it that your husband was able to go too!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks, Carissa. It was an incredible night, I had the best +1 with me. The kids were gone, we laughed, we strolled the city. Pretty freaking dope.

  5. Onyi azih

    He is so cute! I can’t wait to catch up with the show on my DVR

  6. Tia | Pennies In My Pokcet

    The show looks like it is going to be hilarious. My tv does not usually leave HGTV or Food Network when it is on but I have seriously considered recording this show after seeing the previews. It is super cool that you were able to meet and chat Marlon in person.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Tia, it is hilarious. Set the DVR and record it, you will laugh the entire episode. It was so dope meeting and hanging out with him.

  7. Jeanette

    Oh my goodness that would’ve been so cool! What a cool night to hang out with a celebrity. Sounds like you guys had a fun time.

  8. Anosa

    What an incredible event, I have loved the Wayans family for yonks and used to watch there comedies big time.

  9. Lisa

    That looks like it was such a fun night. Marlon has always been so funny, I’ll have to look for this show.

  10. Franc Ramon

    It looks like Marlon Wayans brought in a ton of laughter in your event. I was able to watch his movie and his really funny and effective.

  11. Liz Mays

    It’s so cool that he sat down to watch the show and answer questions with everyone! Marlon sounds like a really cool person!

  12. Sarah Bailey

    Now that sounds like one cool event and what a surprise to have Marlon himself turn up! That is absolutely incredible!

  13. Amber Myers

    I’ll watch it! I’ve always thought he was funny. I’ve seen a lot of his movies.

  14. Lisa Favre

    No friggin’ way! I love the Wayan brothers. Looks like you had a spectacular time with lots of laughs! (I wouldn’t expect any less).

  15. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    This looks like such an incredible event. It would have been so much fun to have partaken in this opportunity. THanks for sharing your experience.

  16. Jenny Finney

    I love comedies, especially when it’s been a day ! He looks like he could be a character and he’s is really cute! I will have to check this show out!

  17. Jaime Nicole

    WOW, I would have been totally starstruck! What an awesome event – Marlon Wayans is SO funny!

  18. Kita

    I am really looking forward to this show. I love the Wayans brothers and it’s great to see them still making families that look like us happy.

  19. Chubskulit Rose

    LOve the video of you guys interacting with him. It;s nice that he likes to have some boundaries when doing a show.

  20. Kiwi

    You guys were lucky you got a double celebration with him! I love how personable he was and humble and I wish Marlon but the best! Its a really funny show!

  21. Katherine G

    I love the show. It was really funny. I’m glad to see another black comedy on television. I am a huge fan of the Wayan Family. Looks like you had a great time.

  22. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I love to read about events like this. It looks like so much fun and Marlon Wayans sure looks like a really down to earth kind of guy. Thanks for sharing your experience! Looking forward to watching the show.

  23. Dogvills

    Your husband sure is a great guy! In the photos, he really looked like he was genuinely interested in the event. My husband would have rolled his eyes a gazillion times if I took him to an event like this. This looks like it will be an awesome show to follow and look forward to. Thanks for sharing your photos and your experience with us.

  24. LaShawn

    Marlon Wayans is hilarious and I really can’t wait to see his new show! I hear it’s great!

  25. Jonna

    I heard about the show, but I haven’t watched yet. I made a deal with someone to get caught up on Power which I haven’t watched at all. So I have like 2.5 seasons of that to catch up on, and then I will have to check Marlon at. I know it’s hilarious!

  26. Tiffany H.

    This looks super fun, you always attend the best events. I like that fact that he shook hands, answered questions and talked to you all because we all know some stars are just not that personable. I am going to have to check this show out! I love the Wayans family they are super talented.

  27. adriana

    It sounds like such a fun event – and such a great, funny show! I’ve been seeing the commercials for it and I definitely want to watch. I’m always looking to add shows to my TV schedule haha!

  28. Tiffany Haywood

    Man! What an awesome opportunity! I have loved the Wayans since forever and Marlon is simply hilarious. I watched this week’s episodes last night. It’s laughter from beginning to end!

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