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Born: June 8, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...


"On 'Saturday Night Live' they've been [satirizing famous Blacks] for years. Murphy [Eddie Murphy] did Jesse Jackson and Bill Cosby. That [represented] a single point of view on a show. "In Living Color" it is like having eight or nine Eddie Murphys on the show, so the point of view is different. Now for the first time, you have black creators behind works that represent black people. So when it's coming from the source, you don't have to worry about the criticisms and uproars from the community. I know what's offensive. I know how far to go. I know who is sort of sacred and who isn't. I mean, I have the pulse of the folks that I'm having fun with."---Keenen Ivory Wayans quoted in Emmy Magazine, January 1991.

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