Life Oh for Fuck’s Sake
posted by December 6 at 12:44 PMon
Damon Wayans became the first famous offender of the Laugh Factory’s ban on the use of the n-word, and was fined and banned from the club for three months as a result, Wayans’ publicist tells TMZ.
After the Michael Richards incident on November 17, the club decided to ban use of the word and fine comedians $20 for every offense. Wayans took the stage Sunday during a showcase of African-American comedians called “Chocolate Sundaes.” Wayans opened his routine with the line, “Give yourselves a big round of applause for coming down and supporting ‘N***** Night.’”
Michael Richards furiously calls black audience members niggers and he gets off with a voluntary tour of duty of the contrition circuit (while Seinfeld DVD sales go through the roof). Andy Dick addresses a crowd of indeterminate race as niggers and gets confused stares and his name in the papers. Damon Wayans uses the word and gets fined and banned. The fine was $320, which Wayans can easily afford half a million times over. Still, the fact that the only comedian to be legitmately punished for using “the N word” is a black man kind of makes me want to puke.
I’m far more offended by the Laugh Factory calling its Sunday-night African-American comedy showcase “Chocolate Sundaes” than by Damon Wayans saying the word nigger as many times as he wants.