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Keenen Ivory Wayans

Comedian, Director & Writer; Known for "White Chicks" and "In Living Color"

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 Keenen Ivory Wayans Biography

Keenen Ivory Wayans is an actor, comedian and filmmaker, and he is a member of the Wayans family of entertainers. Wayans first became prominent in the 1990s through the Fox sketch comedy series “In Living Color.” He has produced, directed and written several films, starting with Hollywood Shuffle, which he cowrote, in 1987.

2000’s Scary Movie, which Wayans directed and acted in, was the highest-grossing movie directed by an African American until 2005. From 1997 to 1998, he hosted a talk show, “The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show.” In 2014, Wayans was a judge on the eighth season of “Last Comic Standing.”

Townsend wrote, directed, and starred in the movie Hollywood Shuffle; Wayans was costar and cowriter. The movie's success allowed him to raise the money to make I'm Gonna Git You Sucka.

Wayans created, wrote, and starred in In Living Color, a sketch comedy television series that originally ran on the Fox Network from 1990 to 1994.

He attended Tuskegee University on an engineering scholarship, but he dropped out the semester before he would have graduated to pursue a career in comedy. Wayans is a vegetarian, and he promoted the diet in a public service announcement for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in 2006.

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Keenen Ivory Wayans

Comedian, Director & Writer; Known for "White Chicks" and "In Living Color"

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Keenen Ivory Wayans Biography

Keenen Ivory Wayans is an actor, comedian and filmmaker, and he is a member of the Wayans family of entertainers. Wayans first became prominent in the 1990s through the Fox sketch comedy series “In Living Color.” He has produced, directed and written several films, starting with Hollywood Shuffle, which he cowrote, in 1987.

2000’s Scary Movie, which Wayans directed and acted in, was the highest-grossing movie directed by an African American until 2005. From 1997 to 1998, he hosted a talk show, “The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show.” In 2014, Wayans was a judge on the eighth season of “Last Comic Standing.”

Townsend wrote, directed, and starred in the movie Hollywood Shuffle; Wayans was costar and cowriter. The movie's success allowed him to raise the money to make I'm Gonna Git You Sucka.

Wayans created, wrote, and starred in In Living Color, a sketch comedy television series that originally ran on the Fox Network from 1990 to 1994.

He attended Tuskegee University on an engineering scholarship, but he dropped out the semester before he would have graduated to pursue a career in comedy. Wayans is a vegetarian, and he promoted the diet in a public service announcement for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in 2006.

Keenen Ivory Wayans Videos

  • On Story 802: A Conversation with Keenen Ivory Wayans
    Entertainment trailblazer writer/director/producer Keenen Ivory Wayans achieved national prominence when he created the culturally groundbreaking,...
  • Keenen Ivory Wayans discusses the start of "In Living Color"
    See the full interview at http://www.emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/keenen-ivory-wayans
  • Keenen Ivory Wayans: "Comedy Is the Mask for Pain" | Oprah's Next Chapter
    Five out of the 10 Wayans siblings grew up to be famous comedians, making Keenen, the host and creator of Fox's sketch comedy show In Living Color,...

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  • How to book Keenen Ivory Wayans?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Keenen Ivory Wayans for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Keenen Ivory Wayans, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Keenen Ivory Wayans or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Keenen Ivory Wayans?

    Booking fees for Keenen Ivory Wayans, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Keenen Ivory Wayans, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Keenen Ivory Wayans?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Keenen Ivory Wayans for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Keenen Ivory Wayans for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Keenen Ivory Wayans or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Keenen Ivory Wayans or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Keenen Ivory Wayans is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Keenen Ivory Wayans for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Keenen Ivory Wayans generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Spike Lee, F. Gary Gray, Will Packer, Lee Daniels and Antoine Fuqua. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Keenen Ivory Wayans for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Keenen Ivory Wayans Speaker Videos

  • On Story 802: A Conversation with Keenen Ivory Wayans
    Entertainment trailblazer writer/director/producer Keenen Ivory Wayans achieved national prominence when he created the culturally groundbreaking, Emmy award-winning, black-oriented comedy satire In...
    Keenen Ivory Wayans discusses the start of "In Living Color"
    See the full interview at http://www.emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/keenen-ivory-wayans
  • Keenen Ivory Wayans: "Comedy Is the Mask for Pain" | Oprah's Next Chapter
    Five out of the 10 Wayans siblings grew up to be famous comedians, making Keenen, the host and creator of Fox's sketch comedy show In Living Color, an authority on what makes people funny. Watch as...

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