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Martin Lawrence And Chris Rock Were Snubbed By In Living Color

Submitted by on August 1, 2014 – 9:20 amNo Comment

In Living Color was a trailblazing 90′s sketch comedy show where Keenen Ivory Wayans introduced the world to a predominantly black cast that eventually set off the careers of the Wayans Family, Jamie Foxx, David Allen Grier, Tommy Davidson, Jim Carrey and a “Fly Girl” dancer you know today as Jennifer Lopez.  But for all the careers that In Living Color helped launch, there are a few notable people who were passed on by Wayans. In an interview with Access Hollywood, Wayans revealed three major names who didn’t make the cut.

I missed out on Martin Lawrence and Chris Rock, John Leguizamo,” Wayans said. “Not that they weren’t good—it just was at that particular time they were not on the same level as the people that I had already cast.”

Whoa! Can you imagine what the show would have been like with those three actors involved? Martin Lawrence was ultra hot in the 90′s as the host of Def Comedy Jam and then took Hollywood by storm with a number of comedic roles. And we obviously cannot forget his show Martin. Chris Rock has gone on to become a masterful comedian, actor and produced the television show Everybody Hates Chris. As for Leguizamo, he has been in a number of films and has had stellar one man shows.

But, as Wayans explained, they weren’t ready. And who knows how being on that show could have altered their careers. Either way, it’s interesting to know that

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