Chaunté Wayans On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Chaunté Wayans On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with with actress, comedian, writer, and editor:


Here’s what they got into:

  • Collaborating with Jasmin on episodes of truTV’s “Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks”
  • Perceived rules and judgements of how lesbians should look and act
  • Coming up as a “poor” Wayans and her mother’s early struggles
  • Her recent reconnection with her father after several decades of not seeing him
  • Having no ambitions of a comedy career until she found the voice that it gave her
  • Dealing with the pressures of being a Wayans and confirming to industry norms
  • Talib not being a drinker until he became a performing emcee
  • Her grandmother Elvira Wayans always being the funniest of the family
  • Fond memories of witnessing the early evolution of her family’s success
  • People’s reactions to her working day jobs at Lids and Macy’s
  • Her uncle Marlon getting on her case for refusing to go on the road with him
  • Valuable advice given to Talib’s daughter Diani on her career path
  • Jasmin giving love to Chaunté for the opportunities she provided
  • “Dance Flick” being a torch passing to the next generation of the Wayans family
  • Chaunté’s dabbling in the rap game with her parody music video “Get The Strap”
  • Discussing the elements of the rapper-comedian connection
  • Utilizing the pain and passion from losing two of her closest friends
  • How the struggles of being a gay, Black woman made her strong
  • Chaunté’s take on the controversy following Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer”
  • Facing the consequences of taking principled stands when refusing vaccinations
  • The impact of her appearance on the Netflix comedy special “They Ready”
  • The naming of her “House Arrest” podcast
  • Success coming way of learning how to change negative patterns
  • The awakening during a pivotal moment when she knew she had to stop drinking
  • What’s next for Chaunté Wayans

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