Marlon Wayans on Eddie Murphy Visiting Him in the Projects and Finally Making Him Laugh

Marlon Wayans on Eddie Murphy Visiting Him in the Projects and Finally Making Him Laugh


-You look good.
-I do? -Yeah, you look all tan.
You look Puerto Rican. [ Laughter ]
-No, it’s high blood pressure. -It’s okay.
I look Dominican. I ain’t got no socks on.
We even. [ Laughter ] You said
it’s high blood pressure? -Yeah, it really is.
-[ Laughing ] By the way,
John Travolta with that baldy. What?
-He looks good, right? -Yeah, he looks
like a pretty Joe Rogan. [ Laughter ] -Pretty Joe Rogan. Look at this picture
of you and Eddie Murphy. I saw this.
You posted this. -Yes, me and my idol, man.
The G.O.A.T. -Yeah, is he your idol?
-Come on, man. I mean, between him,
Richard Pryor, my brother Damon, those are my three favorites
of all time. -Yeah.
-And I could flip the deck, but I mean,
I just love Eddie Murphy. That was at his house,
and his house is so beautiful. You know what’s sad?
Like, it was so nice, all I could think was,
“How do I rob Eddie Murphy?” [ Laughter ] -You can’t rob Eddie Murphy!
-I know. I didn’t want to rob him of,
like, a car or some jewelry. I just want to take something.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah. -He had this bowl
of penny candy, so I took like 16 butterscotch
and put it in my pocket. -Yeah. [ Laughs ]
He owes you that, yeah. -I wonder if
he’s sitting around, going, “There’s 16 butterscotch
missing.” -How long have you known Eddie? -I’ve known Eddie
since I was 8 years old because my brother Keenen used
to write and produce with him. And Eddie actually came to my
apartment in the projects. He was the biggest
movie star in the world, and he came to my projects. And it was funny,
because me and my brother, we thought we was funny, so we
thought we’d roast Eddie Murphy. And Eddie Murphy was wearing
these cow-skin pants, so every time he sat down, me
and my brother would go, “Moo!” [ Laughter ] And then we would ask him
questions like, “Yo, Eddie,
how you like your pants? Medium-rare?”
-Yeah. -And he was like…
[ Imitates rimshot ] I was like,
“Are them pants homogenized?” And the we had all these jokes. And, meanwhile, the pants
cost more than everything in my apartment, including us.
[ Laughter ] And my nephew, he was like
4 years old, and he was a bad little kid. He just kept punching Eddie
in the leg, and Eddie was like, “If you don’t get this little
prisoner away from me…” [ Laughter ] No, ’cause Craig was bad. You know a bad kid
in the projects ’cause they always have
a outie belly button. So, Craig —
[ Laughter ] This is facts. Outie belly-button kids
are terrible. Am I lying?
[ Laughter ] Ask the black folks over there.
[ Laughter ] How many times you been robbed by the kid with
the outie belly button? [ Laughter ] They always want your cherry
in the fruit cocktail. There’s only one cherry!
[ Laughter ] So, Craig had
an outie belly button. He kept punching Eddie Murphy. And so, at the end,
Eddie wrote us an autograph. He said, “To Marlon —
To Sean, be free. To Marlon,
one day you’ll make it.” And, “To Craig,
when you get older, I’ma punch you in your face.” [ Laughter ] -Yeah, that’s Eddie.
Come on. -Which is dope.
And then later on, flash-forward, I got the chance
to work with Eddie in “Norbit.” And it was so dope
because he was doing makeup at that time for “Norbit.” -He was doing
all the characters. -Yeah, he was doing
all the characters, so I came into work, and my
script just said “Buster taps.” And so, me,
overpreparing like I did, I wrote a whole
power dance tap class. So, Brian goes, “So, Marlon,
what do you want to do?” Brian’s the director, he goes,
“What do you want to do?” Eddie’s in makeup
for five hours. I said, “Okay.
I got this class. One, two, three, four. ♪ I stepped in poo ♪ ♪ I’ma wipe it off ♪ And then,
I did this whole, like… [ Laughter ] No, it was a whole class.
I was going… ♪ I called the cops,
they taking me to jail ♪ ♪ They taking me to jail ♪ [ Laughter ] I felt free to do that because John Travolta
just did a whole class. -Yeah, yeah, of course.
Yeah. You’re allowed —
You can do anything you want. [ Cheers and applause ] You can do whatever you want
on this show. -So, Eddie comes out of makeup,
and he goes to watch my scene. And so, I walked out the room
’cause my hero’s watching something I do. And when Eddie laughs,
he has this big, huge roar, and they put it on, and all
I hear is Eddie Murphy going, “Rah! Rah!
Rah!” -That’s what he does?
-Yes. -That’s how he laughs? -It sounds like someone’s
getting killed. [ Laughter ] And that was the day for me. That was, like,
a second special day for me. The first day I felt special
was when he came to my house in the projects,
and everybody cleared out. Second day I felt famous, where I was
doing something right, was the day
I made Eddie Murphy laugh. And I asked him while
we was doing a scene, I said, “Eddie, Eddie –”
He was in makeup. I said, “How you like
doing the makeup, man? Isn’t this fun?”
And he looked a me through the makeup, and he said, “Hey, man.”
He said, “This is work.” And I said, “Yeah,
but you get to do all these great characters
and the voices.” He said, “Hey, hey, hey!
I said this is work.” [ Laughter ] And I was like, “Yeah!
Forget these characters!” -Yeah. So, cut to me doing this movie,
“Sextuplets,” right? And I’m playing
six different characters, and my nephew’s on the set, and he’s all bright-eyed
and bushy-tailed. He’s like, “Uncle Marlon,
this is so fun! You get to do all these
makeup and characters.” I said, “Hey!”
[ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] “This is work!”
[ Laughter ] -That’s right.
You see? You learned. -Yeah.
-I mean, you — You crushed it in this movie.
Look at this. -Thank you. [ Cheers and applause ]
-That is all… Even that —
I mean, come on. [ Laughter ] I don’t know how you do it. -If I can’t get an Oscar
for playing this little guy… -Yeah, I mean, come on. -You know how long it took me
to get back to my own size? -Uh, Academy…
Academy, if you’re watching… Yeah.
-Hook a brother up. -It’s a really funny movie.
Everyone can see it. -Yes, it’s on Netflix,
starting at 12:00 tonight. Be sure to tune in.
I’m telling you, from the time you watch it,
all the way through, nothing but laughs.
I promise you. -Yeah. I know your parents
got to see this, right? -Finally, I did a movie that is appropriate
for my parents to see. [ Laughter ] And what’s funny —
‘Cause my dad’s Jehovah Witness, and, you know —
Got some groans out there? Damn.
-No, no, no. -All y’all slammed the door
in his face, huh? [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] -Oh, my God. Oh, my God.
-Don’t trip. There was days my mother would
be like, “Who’s at the door? It’s your father.
Get down.” [ Laughter ] -He went to your door. -And so my parents
actually did get to see this. And I went by my mom’s house,
I told her, I said, “I’m gonna come
hook up Netflix.” She said,
“Where I can see the movie?” I said, “Netflix.” She goes, “I ain’t got that.
What is that?” I said,
“I’ma buy you a Apple TV.” “I don’t want
no apples in my TV.” [ Laughter ]
I said, “No, Ma, Apple TV.” “I already got a TV.
It’s a tube. I don’t like them things
that hang on the wall where I’m looking at pictures.
I want a tube on my television.” I said, “Ma, it’s a little box.
I come attach it to your thing.” She said, “I don’t want
no damn little box. You do what you do.
I’ll see the movie when I can.” [ Laughter ]
-So that’s the review. -So I don’t think my mom’s
gonna see the movie. -She’ll never see it.
-But my sister saw it. And this is the greatest thing. My sister’s
one of my biggest critics. If she loves it, she loves it,
and when she don’t, she don’t. Like, I’ve seen her magically
disappear from premieres. Like, “Hey, Kim,
how you like the –” ‘Cause she don’t want
to have the confrontation. -Yeah, yeah.
-So, this movie, she goes, “Marlon, this movie,
it was so good. You was funny.
You was appropriate. There was no body parts
swinging around. There was no body fluids
spurting all over the place. I didn’t see your ass
not one time.” [ Laughter ]
She said, “This is a movie. This ain’t a movie
just for comedy. This is a movie
the world needs to see. They need to play this
in Hong Kong at the airport right now
and bring everybody together.” [ Laughter, cheers, applause ]
-That is a good review.

100 Replies to “Marlon Wayans on Eddie Murphy Visiting Him in the Projects and Finally Making Him Laugh”

  1. The entire Wayans family was corny!!! The only one was a little funny was DamonπŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ. The rest nope! In Living Color was stupid!

  2. I was so mad when his show "Marlon" on NBC got cancelled! It was a great show and the cast had awesome chemistry. I wanted to see where they would go with the story line too but NBC cancelled it!

  3. Lol Marlon wayans is soo much fun. Such a cool and funny guy!. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ˜­πŸ˜œπŸ‘πŸ’–πŸŽŠπŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸŽ‰

  4. White audiences are so fucking lame. Y'all should be banned from going to anything with funny black people. But y'all crack up at kkkracker comedians like that annoying white chick who does those voices. Fucking gringos

  5. Marlon is the poster child of the minstrel show. Always playing a buffoon. The only thing he hasn’t done yet is black face.

  6. Marlon should've had his own comedy show, he's funnier than kimmel and Fallon, but you know the major news networks don't want black people to steal the show from white guys. I remember his brother had a late night show way back in the day but it got cut because Keenan was just too funny and black.

  7. When Dawn said she was a werewolf and start scratching the ground to sharpen her nails??? πŸ’€ πŸ’€ πŸ’€ πŸ’€

  8. Man, it would be nice the see Marlon Wayans play a Bad guy in a movie. I can see Marlon Wayans play a crooked cop just like Denzel.

  9. Jimmy….yer fuckin' killin' me, man….stop. We can SEE you watching for your moment to throw out an exaggerated laugh. Ease up.

  10. Marlon Wayans is HILARIOUS! He is always on point and the outie belly button keeping it real was live to the outer limits. Tell the truth and shame the devil πŸ˜‡

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