The In Living Color, and The Wayans Bros. alum is starring in his first stand-up special, Woke-ish, which which debuted Monday on Netflix.
“Everybody has their own time for doing things, and I just have a different, kind of weird road,” Wayans told Variety. “As much as I’ve done, I just want to get better. I want to be the best me, and I don’t want to skip steps. I started [stand-up] from the bottom and worked my way back up to see what type of artist developed.”
Wednesday during a segment on The Today Show, Wayans confessed to Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb how he came up with the name for his comedy special.
“I called it Woke-ish because I’m kind of woke, but not really,” admitted Wayans, who recently took a run at the prime time sitcom game with his NBC show, Marlon. “I talk about all the hot topics of today with a funny spin.”
Despite the spin, the co-hosts couldn’t share a clip with the viewing audience because the material was too raw and edgy for daytime television.
“We couldn’t show any clips though from the Netflix series,” Hoda told the comedian.