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Wayans

Drops N-Bomb,

Faces Fallout

12/6/2006 2:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Damon WayansDamon Wayans became the first famous offender of the Laugh Factory's ban on the use of the n-word, and was fined and banned from the club for three months as a result, Wayans' publicist tells TMZ.

After the Michael Richards incident on November 17, the club decided to ban use of the word and fine comedians $20 for every offense. Wayans took the stage Sunday during a showcase of African-American comedians called "Chocolate Sundaes." Wayans opened his routine with the line, "Give yourselves a big round of applause for coming down and supporting 'N***** Night.'" According to the L.A. Times, Wayans used the word 15 more times during his 20-minute appearance.

That's a $320 contribution to the Laugh Factory's swear jar. Wayans' rep had no further comment other than to confirm the fine and the temporary ban.

Andy Dick drew fire earlier this week for using the n-word during an appearance at the Improv.

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46.

Whatever    

Damon needs to get rid of the pink hat and matching shirt. He looks like a damn piece of pink bubble gum.

2788 days ago
47.

Rick    

n*gger n*gger n*gger....just another word like slut, HONKY, bitch etc.... if black people can use this word, then so can anyone else...Black people use this word frequently in anger...so what the f*** is the difference when another race says it...you cant put a copyright on words. This double standard sucks and I will use the word without guilt, until everyone stops using it.........to me its the same as any name you call anyone.

2788 days ago
48.

SP    

OK Damon you need to come off with some money for all those you offended and by the way your time on stage is over. Oh wait you are black so technically you have not offended anybody, you can use that word and it is OK. And your time in the spotlight will continue on and you do not have to give a personal apology or any money to all the blacks in the audeince because they thought it was funnny.

2788 days ago
49.

Vanessa    

I think this is all ridiculous. Beleive it or not rasicm still exists!!! Get over it. I am just so tired of black people complaining about the word and what it means. If its such a bad word than why do most black people continue to use it??? Double standards up the A$%

2788 days ago
50.

belinda    

i thinks it's good that no one is allowed to use the n word. all black people complain and whine all the time maybe they should be the first to stop using the word!!!! if you use the n word then don't cry and act offended when other people use it!!!

2788 days ago
51.

Me    

This is VERY interesting because when the Michael Richards incident came to light my friends and I remembered back about 15 years ago when we saw Damon Wayans (and Kim) at the Laugh Factory and the whole place walked out on them.

***DAMON WAYANS IS ONE OF THE MOST RACIST PEOPLE ALIVE!!! Hell YEAH his ass should have been banned 15 years ago, along with his sister, Kim.***

First Kim Wayans took the stage and did not tell jokes, but proceeded to talk about how she had come from an REM concert and only went 'cause tickets were free and was "DISGUSTED" by being surrounded by all those WHITE PEOPLE. She went on for 15 minutes of talking about how she "f***ing hates" white people and they make her SICK, etc. She was boed by everyone, including the several groups of black people, and left the stage. (Not telling a joke the whole time.)

Clearly this was a bad night for the Wayans family, as they were going on and on about how they were screwed over with the Living Color deal and it was all do to the "JEWS AND WHITEY", etc.

It should be noted that the owner of the Laugh Factory, Jaime, was out of town that night, so it was a VERY GOOD NIGHT up until that point. Jaime is a creep, the guy who SET UP MICHAEL JACKSON WITH HIS GYPSY FRIENDS. He's a total con artist and ripoff. When he is around, the shows are never as good as when he's NOT. The comedians are more relaxed, the flow is better, et cetera. (Yes, we are somewhat comedy show conniseures. :) )

Damon Wayans then took the stage (he was a surprise act) and we were all excited and applauding like crazy, et cetera. He proceeded to NOT TELL JOKES the rest of the time, going on about how his wife is a dumb bitch for thinking he wouldn't cheat on her, how his son is a "faggot", and then goes off on how he "HATES FAGGOTS AND IS GLAD AIDS IS KILLING THEM". This was shortly after Rodney King and the riots in L.A. as well, and he then proceeded to say how the riots were the best thing that happened to L.A. and he wished they'd "KILLED ALL THE WHITE PEOPLE" and went on and on about how much he "F#CKING HATES WHITE PEOPLE".

He was HORRIBLE/EVIL, and did NOT tell a joke the whole time on stage. (There were a group of us there that night. I wish they had camera phones/video back THEN 'cause I'd have loved to expose his racist, hateful, no talent ass.)

Even the black people in the room were telling him, "You are NOT funny." When people became frustrated and shot out, "Do Homey The Clown", he retorted with an "F#CK YOU!"

It was a very interesting night, as we all walked out, the whole place, on Damon. (Luckily for the club he was the last act, anyway.) NO ONE APOLOGIZED TO US!!! I got into a fight with Kim Wayans outside, our friends pulled us apart.

But to Kim's credit, we saw her a few weeks later and she actually APOLOGIZED PERSONALLY and told great jokes and we were really appreciative and enjoyed her show. They evidently had just gotten some bad news/had a very bad night, the two of them. Everybody has a bad night. We're glad Kim happened to run into us again and actually made amends for what she had done and said that night.

Damon Wayans was over the top hateful, bigoted, and actually incited violence, trying to tell the black people the riots should continue, et cetera et cetera He's clearly a VERY DISTURBED individual.

It's ALSO very coincidental that SINBAD HAPPENED TO BE THERE THE NIGHT OF THE MICHAEL RICHARDS EVENT. I had known Sinbad somewhat from way back, and when the Damon Wayans thing happened, he's actually the first person I talked to. He explained a bit about how their family was screwed over with the show, and how a comedian's bad day can sometimes reflect in their show, etc. He never said, however, (and we LOVE SINBAD TO PIECES/HE IS A GREAT MAN) that we deserved an apology.

This racism and hatred, on EVERYONE'S parts, has to STOP. We are so uncivilized and ignorant in this country, it's not even funny. This would never happen in the UK. We call ourselves a melting pot but everyone is so full of fear and hatred for eachother.

THAT INCLUDES REVERSE DISCRIMINATION. If Michael Richards cannot attack hecklers than neither should black comedians (Damon Wayans) constantly attack white people (and Jewish and homosexual).

DAMON WAYANS STILL OWES **US** A FREAKIN' APOLOGY, and it's clear he still has not cleaned up his act.

I can only hope his wife finally left him. I wouldn't know. I couldn't follow the career of a LOW LIFE like that.

LAUGH FACTORY, COMEDY STORE, et cetera should all ***BAN DAMON WAYANS***!!!

2788 days ago
52.

do something about it    

Just another case of if someone jumps of the bridge you go follow! BE AN INDIVIDUAL HOW ABOUT TRY NOT USING THE WORDS EVERYONE ELSE USES DO YOU PEOPLE WANT TO SAY THE WORD THAT BAD BLACK PEOPLE ALSO HAVE RYTHEM DO U WANT THAT TOO! AND STOP PLAYIN THE DOUBLE STRANDARD CARD PLEEEEESE! AS SAID B4 IF MR WOULD OF USED THE WORD IN ANOTHER MANNER NONE OF THIS WOULD BE AND ISSUE

2788 days ago
53.

Roy Allen Kelly    

I am getting so sick and tired of listening to a bunch of cry-babies. Come on! Enough is enough, if you don't like what someone says don't socialize or contibute to that person anymore, but to start or should I say continue to censor peoples speech is wrong. Don't use that word its only for black people, or you can't get angry and call someone a name it might hurt there feelings. Well words are better than fists, knives, or bullets. The whole idea when someone is mad is to attack or flee it is insinctive and yes irrational. You don't make a big deal over kids calling each oter names on the play ground. Or maybe they do now. It seems everyone wants everyone else to be a bunch of castrated andrgenous whimps. Like the French. After all it is your choice to listen.

2788 days ago
54.

tmz is fat    

why are black people so sensitive?

2788 days ago
55.

???    

Hollywood Insider it was not white guys who "founded" this country. Us redskinned,hatchet carrying, scalp lifting, wagon burning alcoholics were here first. Thank You sir

2788 days ago
56.

Mimi    

"The point of the Michael Richards thing was that he used the n word well then no one else should say it cause according to alot of people its not right! RIGHT???"

Wrong, eli. Context means everything. In Kramers cintext, the word was hurled as an insult- much the same way 'goof' is supposedly off-limits in jail. Andy Dick and Whichever Wayans (cuz really, they are fairly interchangable) used the word to play off of the Kramer controversy- not throwing it at an individual with the intent to demean or degrade.

Banning a word is ridiculous, because words themselves have no inherant connotation- it takes context to make the word good or bad.

2788 days ago
57.

Mimi    

To quote George Carlin:

".. he's not a racist, he's a n*gger. We know he's not a racist because we know he's black."

2788 days ago
58.

T    

ARE ANY OF THE COMMENTS POSTED FROM ANYONE BLACK? IF YOU ARE NOT BLACK YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY IF IT IS NOT OFFENSIVE!!!

2788 days ago
59.

Jeff    

This whole N- word thing is a bunch of BS! People need to stop pulling the damn racist card and get a life! Black people call white people crackers and every other name they can think of. Get over it! I hear it almost every day. Blacks use the N-word more than any other race! How come that doesnt offend blacks? But as soon as another race says it look out its a law suit or a public apology! About a month ago I was in Birmingham Alabama for business and I stayed at the Sheraton downtown. During my stay there was a national dance competion going on there. For 3 days there where over 1,500 blacks running up and down the halls and calling each other N***ers all hours of the night and acting like complete jackasses! If you want respect you have to give respect! GET OVER IT AND GET A LIFE!

2788 days ago
60.

Lady    

This is getting out of hand. I am a black woman and do not think the word "nigger" should be banned from comedy clubs. What people are failing to realize is Andy Dick and Damon Wayans were using it in the context of a joke. The Richards tirade was clearly not part of his act and it was to attack audience members for heckling him, not to get laughs. Why are people acting ignorant to the clear difference?? It baffles me that people will compare Richards to any other comedian (white, black, hispanic, whatever) that use the N word.

To ban the N word from comedy clubs means we should ban ALL racial slurs.

2788 days ago
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