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Comedian and actor Shawn Wayans performs stand-up at Mt. Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono on Feb. 18

Comedian and actor Shawn Wayans performs stand-up at Mt. Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono on Feb. 18
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From a press release:

Comedian, actor, producer, and writer Shawn Wayans will be performing stand-up comedy in Gypsies Lounge at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $45 and $55, plus fees, can be purchased via and all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Mount Airy Casino Resort box office (312 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono).

The Wayans family is filled with talented members, so there is no surprise that the two youngest brothers, Shawn and Marlon Wayans, have followed in their family’s footsteps as Hollywood icons. These two comedic prodigies have accomplished a lot in their relatively short careers so far.

Both Shawn and Marlon Wayans made their acting debut in 1989 in their brother Keenen Ivory Wayans’ feature film “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.” Immediately following their feature film debut, they joined the cast of the Emmy Award-winning comedy series “In Living Color.”

“The Wayans Bros.” sitcom, which Shawn and Marlon created and starred in, was the first WB show to be sold into syndication after heading up the WB network lineup for five years.

Shawn and Marlon’s past film credits include the hit comedy “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood,” which they co-wrote, produced, and starred in together. The movie was a comic spoof of coming-of-age-in-the-hood movies and is a huge cult favorite.

More recently, the Wayans starred in “Little Man” and “White Chicks,” both of which they also co-wrote and produced. The brothers began co-writing this string of blockbusters with the smash hit “Scary Movie,” where they also starred along side each other, and it was directed by their brother, Keenen Ivory Wayans. Co-written, produced, and starring Shawn and Marlon Wayans, “Scary Movie 2” was the only sequel in the “Scary Movie” franchise with direct Wayans involvement. Shawn and Marlon were next seen on the big screen in “Dance Flick,” the new comedy co-written with brother Keenen Ivory, which premiered in May of 2009.

Shawn and Marlon, along with their brothers and sisters, created “Thugaboo” and the subsequent “Boo Crew” animated specials for Nickelodeon, which began premiering in August of 2006. In addition to creating, the Wayans also wrote, directed, and voiced the series, which takes a humorous look at the trials and tribulations of nine inner city kids. was launched in the fall of 2009, and plans are underway to turn “The Boo Crew” into a daily comic strip. Marlon also starred in the 2009 blockbuster “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” where he played Rip Cord, the G.I. Joe team’s HALO jumper. When not producing and starring in hit movies or on the road performing stand-up, Shawn and Marlon can be found hard at work in the “lab,” where the Wayans siblings are busy concocting their next project.

Photo by Brigitte Jouxtel Photography