Long before LITTLE MAN, WHITE CHICKS, and "My Wife and Kids" there was "In Living Color." When I was a young buck you just weren't cool unless you knew everything that went on during the previous night's episode of "In Living Color." Well now the most talented (I say that only because of THE LAST BOY SCOUT) member of the family, Damon, is shedding his fatherly image to start up "The Underground," a sketch comedy series premiering Thursday at 10 on Showtime.
I suppose this is Wayans' and Showtime's attempt at their own "Chappelle's Show" empire. I'm very skeptical as to if Wayans still has any creative juices in his tank. Good or bad this series is evidence that Showtime has no clue how to promote their original programming. The only place I've seen ads for "The Underground" is on Showtime. HBO always goes out of their way to make sure their original programming gets hyped all over the media. It's no wonder that Showtime's biggest show ever was "Queer as Folk." But that was about dudes who hump each other. Of course everyone would watch that. It involved actual gay sex. Between men! Wait until Andy Rooney hears about that!
I am aware that the photo up top shows Jim Carrey as Fire Marshal Bill. I was looking for a shot of Wayans from "In Living Color" but I came across that one and liked it better. Who knew there were "In Living Color" trading cards? I need to grab myself a Tommy Davidson rookie card ASAP.