Regarded as one of the godfathers of modern comedy, Keenen Ivory Wayans is responsible for bringing Jim Carrey and his four siblings to national attention on the groundbreaking sketch comedy show "In Living Color," that premiered in 1990. The show won an Emmy for Best Variety Show for what many call its "no discrimination comedy."
Once Wayans left "In Living Color," he began to stake claim on the big screen. He helped Robert Townsend pen the classic film about a fictional R&B group called "The Five Heartbeats." In the late 90s, Wayans stepped behind the lens and directed the blockbuster spoof "Scary Movie." Never one to be selfish with the spotlight, Keenen Ivory Wayans helped his brother's and sister Damon, Shawn, Marlon, and Kim develop their own comedic writing so they were able to chart their own success by creating their own television shows and films.