In Living Color was a television
show that was in production from 1990 until 1994. The show was aired on the FOX
network, usually between the hours of 8:30 and 10pm, and as of 8/1/00, is now showing on FX
on weeknights from 10-10:30pm.
Compariable to an African-American version of Saturday Night Live, the sketch comedy show was a starting point for many up and coming stars. The show featured Keenan Ivory Wayans, Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Damon Wayans, Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, and even Jennifer Lopez as a fly-girl.
Jim Carrey got mainstream attention on In Living Color, with such hilarious skits as Fire Marshall Bill, which was outlawed for teaching kids to play with fire, much like Beavis and Butthead of the time.
Damon Wayans didn't make it as far with In Living Color, but won't be soon forgotten for his portrayal of Homey the Clown. I can remember the early days of the 90s when I would go to middle school and whap friends over the head with a stuffed sock.
The re-runs of In Living Color are well worth watching, arguably much more than re-runs of Saturday Night Live.