'Happy Endings' Damon Wayans Jr.: 'Brad is basically a girl'
Damon Wayans Jr. considers his character, Brad, on "Happy Endings," ABC's Tuesday comedy ...
"I describe him as very fun-loving," he tells Zap2it. "He is happily married and very comfortable with his sexuality, to the point -- you know what?
"Brad is basically a girl," he adds. "He is a lesbian. He is just one of those guys, he met this woman who opened him to the finer things in life."
Wayans, who looks and sounds like his famous dad, began on his father's sitcom, "My Wife and Kids."
"I used to do punch-up writing for my dad's TV show," he says. "I would sit on the sidelines and pitch jokes between takes. It was all optional; if he wants, he will take it."
That led to Wayans' two careers, in stand-up and writing.
"I honestly fell into all that stuff, especially because English is one of my worst subjects," he says. "I never had an opinion on essays; what did the other guy say? Then I connected with the art of storytelling."
It's about "painting a picture," Wayans says. "I guess having somebody see exactly what you see."
He continues doing stand-up and like all comics has suffered failures.
"You are not a comedian if you have never bombed," Wayans says. "It is all relative. It can bomb for you. I never bombed where they were throwing chicken bones at me."
Ultimately, his goal "is to be a great person and have people go, 'How is this guy such a great person? He has got to do something terrible behind closed doors.' And eventually be able to have whatever ideas pop into my head to come true. If I have a movie idea or television show idea and make it happen and have it be good."
On his famous family: "It is just really depressing," he says, deadpan. "It is very funny. I don't know any different. I have only known these guys, and all we do is laugh and try to do outdo each other with comedy."
Favorite comedians: Louis C.K., Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Patrice O'Neal
Hobbies: "I like to do this thing, tricking, which isn't what you think it is," he says. "It is a mix between martial arts and gymnastics. I can flip off walls. Just for fun. I like to draw."
Favorite movies: "Braveheart," "There's Something About Mary," "Forrest Gump," "Requiem for a Dream," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
Favorite books: "I like 'Flowers for Algernon.' I loved that book when I was young. I'm reading 'Save the Cat!' right now. It's another screenwriting book but doesn't take itself too seriously. 'The Female Brain' - it is more like a science book, with graphs."
Favorite music: "I like Prince, I love the Police. I love Sting."
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