Nowadays, comedians get in trouble with people YouTubing their act or YouTubing them early. It's like look, that's the first thought. And so over time, working with different audiences around the country, you will learn to tell that joke in a way that makes everybody laugh. Until a comedian films a special or puts it out there and goes, "Hey, I'm ready for you to see this," I don't think you should judge his material.

With all of those siblings, do you have a built-in audience at home?

Yes and no. With my family, it's a tough crowd. Like with Damon, he can perform in front of a hall, and we damn near booed him like it was the Apollo. He was, "Man, like, you made me want to quit." We killed his self-esteem!

Marlon and Shawn: Two standup brothers.
Marlon and Shawn: Two standup brothers.

Location Info


Palm Beach Improv at CityPlace

550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: West Palm Beach


Shawn and Marlon Wayans, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, September 7; 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, September 8; and 7 p.m. Sunday, September 9, at West Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250, West Palm Beach. Tickets cost $40, plus fees and a two-drink minimum. Call 561-833-1812.

Last time you were in Miami, you compared it sort of to a vagina. What do you think about West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale?

I like Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach more than I like Miami. It's a little bit more untapped. Miami's a filthy place; everybody's been there. Every rapper's done been through it. You go down on a girl in Miami, you say, "Hey, I taste 2 Chainz! Wait a second! Is that the Heat?"

I remember seeing you guys at Opium like ten years ago. So you've been partying in Miami as long as I have. What's your craziest South Beach memory? Everybody has one.

One year, me and my brothers rented out the Versace mansion for a week for New Year's. It was the time of my life. What happens in the Versace mansion stays in the Versace mansion. When we left the Versace mansion, the guy from Men in Black was standing out there with that little thing that erases your memory.

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