The sketch comedy show In Living Color debuted more than twenty years on the Fox Network and helped to launch the careers of some of the biggest names in Hollywood. And with the 25th Anniversary of the network – it only seemed right for the In Living Color cast to come together to pay tribute to the station that gave them their start. Unfortunately, one Wayans brother is dead set against participating.
While the other In Living Color cast members and Wayans brother have reunited and been making rounds on various talk shows to celebrate Fox’s 25th anniversary, co-creator and actor Damon Wayans has separated himself from the bunch and is refusing to allow his likeness be part of an upcoming tribute.
Dead Line reports:
Damon Wayans, who is credited as co-creator of In Living Color with his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans, was a key In Living Color writer-performer and played some of its most memorable characters.
Sources close to the actor say he declined to attend the ceremony “because it just wasn’t his thing.” But while Foxx (as well as every other In Living Color alum) allowed TV Land to use ILC footage on the awards special, Damon Wayans declined the network’s request for permission to use any scenes with him.
Clips with Damon were shown at the event but, as a result of his decision, such classics as Men on Film and Homey D. Clown had to be cut out of the TV special.
Wowzers. Of course MSDTV will keep you posted. Stay Tuned.