I was washing my clothes and was watching the TV. I saw Wayne Brady on a new show called “Trust Us with Your Life”, a show where they bring in celebrities, interview them and have comical reenactments with improv comics. Wayne Brady is the master of improv comedy. He’s also a talented singer. You think he would have “gotten over” by now.
A lot of people underestimates him, even me. While he can stand up with the likes of Eddie Murphy, Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Katt Williams and Dave Chapelle, he’s not really pulled into roles like that. All the film roles I’ve seen him take up is mostly kid roles. He never was the “stand up comedian” type.
And then, his “blackness” comes into question. He mostly plays “the token black”, being the only Black comedian. He’s the “nice Black man” that White people like because he seems so nice, verses a comedian like Dave Chapelle.
So… if you ever doubt his “blackness”, this is for you. Recently, Bill Maher been using Wayne Brady as a reference point for “how Black Barack Obama is” because Bill Maher always think that Black people are suppose to be aggressive (something that I get tired of Bill saying). This is what Wanye Brady have to say…
After a while, I thought…
Wayne Brady knows where his bread and butter is. After all, he’s always working, always consistent and he’s doing what he loves.
So, I’ll give a hat-tip to Mr. Wayne Brady for following his own star. After all, how can you not love a non-rapper who can freestyle better than most rappers?