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Laugh Factory "Ban" a Joke, Wayans to Perform

1/4/2007 7:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Damon WayansJust a month after he was banned for three months from the Laugh Factory for violating the club's ban on the N-word, Damon Wayans is set to return to the stage tonight, apparently getting a "Get Out of Ban Free" card from owner Jamie Masada.

The N-word embargo was imposed after the Michael Richards incident on November 17. In December, Wayans' publicist told TMZ about the ban after Damon used it 16 times on stage and was fined and banned.

Wayans is billed as part of an "All Star Week." No word on what material he has planned for the gig.

Calls to the Laugh Factory were not returned.

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;)    

still love him

2663 days ago
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SuckIt    

Blacks, Latinos, and their double standards. Well don't expect anyone to take you seriously about how "outraged" you are the next time a white person says nigger or spic to you, about you, or in a comedy act.

2663 days ago
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daydreamer    

march on michael richards..... how hard it must be to do stand up when you have racist hoodrats in the audience heckling you! I am sure they won't do a brotha that way so wayans can say whatever he wants and nothing will ever be said about it.

2663 days ago
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jack win    

there is 3 kinds of n-words but HB is best

2663 days ago
5.

Whatever    

Damon Wayans is still funny as hell. Loved him on In Living Color.

2663 days ago
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NubianGoddez    

What an ass. these idiots can't come up with another word in their comedy act. show's just how "creative" they realy are.

2663 days ago
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lissy    

no one should b using the word. if we use it, it gives other people right to use it. it makes ua look dumb. everyone needs to stop using the word. end of story

2663 days ago
8.

Whatever    

All number #2 said was that they loved Damon. You people bashing need to slow down and read. 6 and 11! Shame on you two!

2663 days ago
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STEVE    

THIS IS IGNORANT CRAP! LET ME TELL YOU I AM BLACK....... I AM AN AMERICAN (NOT AN AFRICAN AMERICAN) I WAS BORN IN THE DEEP SOUTH, QUESS WHAT I WAS STILL ABLE ON MY OWN TO GET AN EDUCATION, WITHOUT WELLFARE, WITHOUT GRANTS OR SPECIAL FUNDS THAT ARE SET UP TO MAKE BLACK MEN AND WOMEN LOOK LIKE IDIOTS. JUST AS IN THE THE CASE OF SAYING (THE N-WORD) LIKE THAT SHOWS ANYMORE RESPECT. WHITES, ASIANS, LATINOS AND YES EVEN BLACKS, ESPECAILLY IN COMEDY SKITS. USE THE WORD NIGGER IN A DEMEANING WAY WHICH IN MOST CASES IS DESERVED. SO IF YOU ARE AFFENDED, DONT POINT YOUR FINGER AT ANYONE BUT YOURSELF. THEN PICK YOUR OWN ASS UP, QUIT ASKING FOR HANDOUTS AND PITTY PARTY'S AND START WALKING ON YOUR OWN TWO FEET. BELIEVE ME WE DO ALL HAVE BRAINS, SO PROVE IT. CLOSE YOUR HANDS AND OPEN A BOOK!!

2663 days ago
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Eddie    

We can argue all day about who can or can't use the "N" word, but the biggest idiot is the owner of the place, Jamie Masada. What an ignorant p***y to make the ban and fine rule so publicy, only to wuss out on it a month later. Either make the rule and stick to it or don't make the rule. What a girly man, how can anyone have any respect for that?

2663 days ago
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Jinxy Cat    

freedom of speech...ANYONE should be able to say ANYTHING they want............

2663 days ago
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Guy Fox    

I respect the Wayans brothers, all of them. I think they're one of the best things to happen to comedy in the last 30 years, and I too first became a fan during their days on In Living Color. I wish that show were still around, because maybe then, SNL would have been forced to stay fresh and new and to return to its golden age in its earliest days. That said, the "n" word needs to go. How stupid does someone have to be to use a word with that kind of history, that people fought and died for generations to abolish from public discourse? This is a word that was used as an excuse for all sorts of atrocities: lynchings, kangaroo courts, blatant discrimination, and all sorts of nastiness. I only wish that the Laugh Factory had stuck by its 3 month ban and that more comedy clubs followed suit. Mr. Wayans may be a brilliant comedian, but in this case, he behaved like a bloody idiot.

2663 days ago
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STEVE    

TO #13 FROM ONE BLACK MAN TO A.....(N***** OBVIOUSLY) SHUT THE HELL UP YOU USELESS PIECE OF CRAP. PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE THE REASON THAT THE WORD N***** IS STILL BEING USED (IT APPLIES).

2663 days ago
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Michael    

The N word should be banned because it has become too mainstream. Which was not the intent.

2663 days ago
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CrazyMofos    

As a black person...I am getting fed up with black people saying they're tired of being called a n***** and then when they see their friends they're the first ones to say it...COME ON WAKE UP BLACK PEOPLE ...YOU'RE NOT WINNING THE FIGHT HERE ...YOU'RE BEING HYPOCRITES!! DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT IT AND THEN DO IT YOURSELVES YOU STUPID JERKS!.

2663 days ago
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