1. Keenen Ivory Wayans, Sr. is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, and a member of the Wayans Family of entertainers.
2. He first came to prominence as the host and co-creator of the 1990-1994 Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color.
3. He has produced, directed and/or written a large number of films, starting with Hollywood Shuffle, which he co-wrote, in 1987.
4. From 1997 to 1998, he hosted the talk show The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show. Most recently, he was a judge for the eighth season of Last Comic Standing.
5. During his first set performing at The Improv in New York, Wayans met Robert Townsend, who helped him learn about the comedy business.
6. Townsend wrote, directed, and starred in the movie Hollywood Shuffle; Wayans was co-star and co-writer.