Damon Wayans is back at FOX as the network gets ready to premiere their Lethal Weapon reboot on September 21st. He recently talked to the Business Insider at this week’s Television Critics Association press tour and shared how he felt the iconic series In Living Color should come back. According to him there’s a lot of talent to still be found and that In Living Color could be a great place for Internet stars to develop their talents.
Damon Wayans thinks that “the time is right” for the sketch show that helped make him famous, “In Living Color,” to return to TV. TV is certainly in the midst of a reboot trend. Wayans himself is playing the Danny Glover role on Fox’s remake of “Lethal Weapon” this fall. “I still believe that it should’ve been an institution like ‘Saturday Night Live,’” Wayans told Business Insider at the Television Critics Association press tour this week. “If you just think about all the talent that came through ‘In Living Color’ that are famous today: Jennifer Lopez, Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, a global, iconic actor/comedian. But there’s still more talent to be found.” “There’s still more talent to be found,” he said. “I see them when I’m in the comedy clubs. If we had ‘In Living Color’ on, these people should go through there, because it was great training ground.” He also thinks YouTube stars could do very well from on a show like “In Living Color.” “I watch YouTube and I’m looking for [talent] and it’s not consistent,” Wayans told us. “All these years, they’re uploading 10 billion videos a week on YouTube and I can’t find anything consistently funny. There’s something wrong. There’s no filter. Who’s locating the talent? Nurturing the talent? It should be more consistent… The time is right.”
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