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Wayans to El Paso: F**k You and Good Night!

6/18/2007 8:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Damon WayansComedian Damon Wayans walked out right before a sold-out performance in El Paso, Tex. on Friday night because two female friends of his were not "immediately allowed into the club," the El Paso Times reports.

According to the paper, Wayans left five minutes before his second show on Friday, and shows on Saturday and Sunday -- all sold out -- were cancelled as well. Apparently "Marci X" was never shown in Texas.

The Times says anyone who purchased tickets to the show will get their mo' money back. Calls to Wayans' reps were not immediately returned.

UPDATE (6/20) -- Damon's reps sent TMZ this statement:

Never in 20 years of performing comedy has Damon walked out on a performance. Unfortunately, after driving 14 hours from LA to El Paso and looking forward to performing all weekend, Damon was put in the position where he felt he had no other choice than to leave. The Comic Strip comedy club had neglected its contractual obligations, and Damon was not receiving anything close to the warm welcome that the El Paso audiences were giving him. We regret that the actions of a club owner affected audiences coming to experience a great night of comedy.

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AZTim    

Race had absolutely nothing to do with treatment of Wayan's friends. It was a sold out show. Paying customers would have had to been seated first. If there were no-shows to the event, there would have been extra room for his friends. I'm tired of black people throwing the race card when they don't get their way. When blacks bring "racism" into an unbiased situation, they are the ones being racist by the fact they are introducing race into the situation!. It's been thrown out as trump card for several years and a lot of people just aren't buying it anymore. Throwing race into the matter is a great way to divert attention away from his lack of responsibility in performing that night. Of course, it also immediately creates divisiveness among the races, creates anger, and provokes memories of hundreds of years of racism in this country. I would hope that blacks would condemn continued nonsensical accusations of racism and only use it to apply to actual racist encounters. I wish i was black so I can say things like: "The paper boy didn't put my newspaper on my doorstep like I like. He's racist." The only racist that night was Damon Wayans. And that's too bad because I really liked him.

2597 days ago
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tina    

GIVE HIM A YEAR..HE'LL BE ON DANCING WITH THE STARS TRYING TO SAVE HIS CAREER...OH WAIT..OOPS, SORRY DAMON, YOUR CAREER LEFT ON THE 2:45P BUS ALREADY.

2620 days ago
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costaMesaboy    

GET A LIFE.................LOSER

2620 days ago
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tba    

I can't believe Wayans actually sold out. Did the place only seat 10?

2620 days ago
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Gawdawful    

So, am I reading this correctly? A doorman messed up, so all the paying customers were punished? Yeah, THAT makes sense...

2620 days ago
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smilesarefree    

wow damon, short term career thinking at its finest.

2620 days ago
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greaser77    

I worked with the man....he was an asshole then and I see things have not changed

2620 days ago
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Cymie    

all of the people below need to put themselves in his shoes this man is probably no less than a multi millionaire at best and no one seems to respect that he is a real person too c'mon people if you were doin a show at a club and they said your "girls" or "homies" couldn't get in you'd leave too. He's not worried about that money or his career being flushed he's worried about keeping the ones who were there when he was gravel dirt poor and are still there to push him on!!!! So I say DAMON......... YOU GO BOY!!!!!

2620 days ago
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Ed    

What a jerk. He should be glad as hell that he packed in that many people. Maybe he wont next time. Or never again. It would serve him right, Coudlnt he have solved this probelm without showing what an ass he really can be?

2620 days ago
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Ed    

You know how you could have handled this better, wayans? You could have showed some respect for your audience, done your show, and maybe announced on stage half jokingly that the management wouldnt let your friends in, Im sure the audience would have cheered your friends on to come in, That would have been a hell of a lot more classy that walking out like an asshole. This was a real ashole stunt of yours.

2620 days ago
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lori    

What a cry baby!!

2620 days ago
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EDITH    

Damon who?????????


Damon, get a Life. But if you can't find a Life, get a dog and name it Life.

2620 days ago
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Elizabeth    

What a girly diva move!

Have some consideration and respect for the audience who paid good money to go see him...

When someone shows up at the door and says 'yeah..I'm a friend of Damon's. He invited me... blah, blah, blah..." How many doormen believe that immediately and say "Oh yeah come right in"... He wouldn't be doing his job would he...

2620 days ago
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girlwithcutehair    

this is to #11........that was so uncalled for!!! you sound so racist. Grow the F@*k up!!!! i love fried chicken and i am white !!!!!

2620 days ago
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RP    

If Damon claims racism for this incident, he should get the taste slapped out of his mouth. You can only milk that excuse so many times.

2620 days ago
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