Homey Don’t Play That! by David Peisner audiobook

Homey Don’t Play That!: The Story of In Living Color and the Black Comedy Revolution

By David Peisner
Read by J. D. Jackson

Tantor Audio 9781501143328
13.32 Hours Unabridged
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Few television shows revolutionized comedy as profoundly or have had such an enormous and continued impact on our culture as In Living Color. Inspired by Richard Pryor, Carol Burnett, and Eddie Murphy, Keenen Ivory Wayans created a television series unlike any that had come before it. Along the way, he introduced the world to Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, David Alan Grier, Rosie Perez, and Jennifer Lopez, not to mention his own brothers Damon, Marlon, and Shawn Wayans. In Living Color shaped American culture in ways both seen and unseen, and was part of a sea change that moved black comedy and hip-hop culture from the shadows into the spotlight. Now, Homey Don't Play That reveals the complete, captivating story of how In Living Color overcame enormous odds to become a major, zeitgeist-seizing hit. Through exclusive interviews with the cast, writers, producers, and network executives, this insightful and entertaining chronicle follows the show's ups and downs, friendships and feuds, tragedies and triumphs, sketches and scandals, the famous and the infamous, unveiling a vital piece of history in the evolution of comedy, television, and black culture.

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Few television shows revolutionized comedy as profoundly or have had such an enormous and continued impact on our culture as In Living Color. Inspired by Richard Pryor, Carol Burnett, and Eddie Murphy, Keenen Ivory Wayans created a television series unlike any that had come before it. Along the way, he introduced the world to Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, David Alan Grier, Rosie Perez, and Jennifer Lopez, not to mention his own brothers Damon, Marlon, and Shawn Wayans. In Living Color shaped American culture in ways both seen and unseen, and was part of a sea change that moved black comedy and hip-hop culture from the shadows into the spotlight.

Now, Homey Don't Play That reveals the complete, captivating story of how In Living Color overcame enormous odds to become a major, zeitgeist-seizing hit. Through exclusive interviews with the cast, writers, producers, and network executives, this insightful and entertaining chronicle follows the show's ups and downs, friendships and feuds, tragedies and triumphs, sketches and scandals, the famous and the infamous, unveiling a vital piece of history in the evolution of comedy, television, and black culture.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Jackson's] deep and raspy voice has a deliberate delivery that works well with Peisner's prose. AudioFile
“A fascinating glimpse into the intense work needed to create and keep a show running…Highly recommended.” Library Journal (starred review)

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Author Bio: David Peisner

Author Bio: David Peisner

David Peisner is a freelance writer based in Decatur, Georgia. His work has appeared in Spin, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Blender, Vibe, Playboy, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and many other publications.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 13.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English