Originally Posted by TheReal Kendall
Hey Kizzle, Do you think Damon Wayans Jr. will be bigger than the other Wayans and his Pop?
I was thinking bout this the other day when I seen his trailer for his new movie. It seems like he has more appeal and safer comedy style for the whiter audience than his Pop and some of the other Wayans.
I don't think he's funnier than his Pop, Marlon, or Shawn but he has the talent to crossover and appeal to a broader audience.
No, and that is because of his family.
The Wayans are pretty huge with white audiences. Scary Movie and White Chicks didn't make money off of blacks that's for sure. Those weren't Booty Call or How To Be a Player types movies. And In Living Color and My Wife and Kids were also huge with white audiences. My Wife and Kids was ABC's number one rated comedy for four of the five seasons it ran on the network. ILC was only behind the Simpsons in it's run on FOX from 1990-1994.
Jr. doesn't have that iconic character his dad had and he had a bunch. Sr. I bet still get's called Homey the Clown or Blaine Edwards on a regular.
Jr. is the most successful of the Second Gen with on Damien is close challenger. Jr. is still behind Kim at a distant 6th most successful Wayans.