Marlon Wayans

Marlon Wayans

Performing: 10/24/2014 - Buy Tickets

CONTACT:
Andrew Seraphin
The Wilbur Theatre
Seraphin@TheWilbur.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Marlon Wayans Comes to The Wilbur

WHAT: On Friday, October 24th, 2014, Marlon Wayans is coming to The Wilbur in Boston’s historic Theatre District.

Marlon Wayans is an actor, model, producer, comedian, writer and film director. His films have grossed more than $736-million in domestic box office, an average of nearly $50-million per outing. He has worked with house hold names, such as Tom Hanks, the Cohen Brothers, and Lady Killers. As a standup comedian, Wayans is selling out nationwide and adding shows every weekend.

Wayans can soon be seen in Openroad Film’s comedy A HAUNTED HOUSE 2, the sequel to the hilarious and successful film, A HAUNTED HOUSE, which had a budget of $2-million and grossed $18.1-million on the opening weekend. Wayans produced A HAUNTED HOUSE, as well as A HAUNTED HOUSE 2. The sequel is directed by Michael Tiddesa and is set for release on April 18, 2014. Wayans will star alongside Gabriel Iglesias, Essence Atkins and Jamie Pressly. The film is a parody of the “found footage” genre, such as the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise and THE DEVIL INSIDE.

Most recently, Wayans launched his first online venture, What The Funny, with internet serial entrepreneur and Funny Or Die co-founder Randy Adams. What The Funny serves up urban comedy from established and emerging comedians, writers and actors through its web site at WhatTheFunny.com.

In February 2014, TBS announced a new comedy competition series featuring Wayans, “Funniest Wins,” which will run for eight episodes. The winner of the competition will star in a series on What The Funny. The same month, Wayans appeared on stage in Atlantic City with his brothers Keenan Ivory Wayans and Damon Wayans. This marked the first standup appearance for the Wayans Brothers in many years.

Wayans is commonly recognized for his role as ‘Marcus Copeland’ in Columbia Pictures’ 2004 hit comedy WHITE CHICKS, opposite Shawn Wayans, Jamie King and Terry Crews. The film was directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and grossed $69.1-million in the United States. He also starred alongside Shawn Wayans and Regina Hall in Dimension Films’ horror comedy spoof films SCARY MOVIE and SCARY MOVIE 2, directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans.

Wayans’ additional film credits include Columbia Pictures’ comedy MO’ MONEY; New Line Cinema’s drama ABOVE THE RIM; Miramax’s parody film DON’T BE A MENACE TO SOUTH CENTRAL WHILE DRINKING YOUR JUICE IN THE HOOD; Touchstone Pictures’ THE SIXTH MAN; Miramax’s SENSELESS; DUNGEONS & DRAGONS; Darren Aronofsky’s hit drama REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, opposite Jared Leto and Jennifer Connolly; The Coen Brothers’ THE LADYKILLERS, opposite Tom Hanks; BEHIND THE SMILE; Columbia Pictures’ LITTLE MAN; DreamWorks’ NORBIT, opposite Eddie Murphy; Paramount Pictures and MTV’s parody film DANCE FLICK; Paramount’s G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, opposite Channing Tatum, Dennis Quaid and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; 20th Century Fox’s MARMADUKE; and the hit comedy THE HEAT, opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.

Additionally, Wayans has appeared on several popular television programs, including Fox’s “In Living Color,” Adult Swim’s “Childrens Hospital,” BET’s “Second Generation Wayans,” and The WB’s “The Wayan’s Bros.”, which was the highest rated comedy on The WB.

For tickets and more information about The Wilbur and other great events visit https://thewilbur.com.

WHEN: Friday, October 24th, 2014 – 7:30 PM
Friday, October 24th, 2014 – 10:00 PM

COST: $35

WHERE: The Wilbur | 246 Tremont Street | Boston, MA 02116 | 617.248.9800

TICKETS: Visit www.thewilbur.com, or call the box office at 617.248.9800

About The Wilbur:

Celebrating 100 years, The Wilbur, nestled in Boston’s historic Theatre District, is the premiere destination for comedy and music in Boston, MA. Built in 1914 by The Shubert Brothers, The Wilbur opened in 1915 and was named for The Shubert Theatre’s manager A.L. Wilbur. Recently revitalized by former Comedy Connection owner Bill Blumenreich in July of 2008, The Wilbur has become a first-class venue showcasing A-list comedians and musicians. A Comedy Central verified venue, the theater has attracted the best of the best in comedy including Aziz Ansari, Louis CK, Kevin Hart, Katt Williams and Jim Gaffigan. They also boast award-winning musicians from all genres such as Boyz II Men, Lauryn Hill, Lyle Lovitt and Smoky Robinson. Offering an intimate show setting, The Wilbur provides the perfect environment for enjoying comedy sensations and chart topping artists in the heart of Boston’s historic Theater District.
The Wilbur is located at 246 Tremont Street in Boston, MA. For more information, please visit www.thewilbur.com, or call 617.248.9700.
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