The Heartwarming Reason Why Marlon Wayans Doesn’t Compete Against His Brothers

Marlon Wayans has nothing but love for his famous brothers. The youngest of 10 siblings says he grew up not watching his idols on TV but in the same house with them and that’s something the “Naked” star truly cherishes.

“Everybody talks about their idols,” Wayans tells “The Breakfast Club” Tuesday, March 6. “Do you understand that I had the gift of growing up in a house with my idols, legends, my brothers. Daymon used to take me and Shawn when we were 8- and 9-years-old, put us on a train and we go to Boston to watch him do stand-up all weekend long … Keenan flew us out to “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” and we were on the set at 11 and 12 just being crazy, being extras. We grew up watching the process of learning to do it. And now, it’s funny because I can actually execute that.”

He also said that the brothers, who have starred in films like “White Chicks” and “Major Payne” along with making appearances on “In Living Color,” don’t compete against one another over who gets the most laughs.

“‘Who’s the funniest?’ You’ll never hear any of us go, ‘I am!'” Wayans says. “We always go, ‘My mother.’ There’s something great about each and every one of us. We’re all equally as funny. We’re just different. Whatever your flavor is.”


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