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Comedy's greatest to star in homecoming comedy show 

By Kristin Thompson , Special Correspondent 
NBC star Marlon Wayans will bring Fifty Shades of Funny to the Greatest Homecoming on earth. 

Comedian Marlon Wayans will headline the Fifty Shades of Funny homecoming comedy show, with special guest DeRay Davis and Jay Pharoah.  

The comedy show is scheduled to take place at 8 pm Tuesday, Oct. 3  in Corbett Sports Center located on the campus of North Carolina A&T.  

Marlon Wayans is a veteran actor, comedian, and producer. Wayans has starred in shows like The Wayans Bros. and In Living Color and in movies like the Scary Movie series, White Chicks, Little Man and Dance Flick. More Recently Marlon is a creator and executive producer of the show Marlon, an NBC show that is loosely inspired by Marlon Wayans life. 

DeRay Davis is a stand-up comedian and actor. Davis is most known for his role in HBO's Entourage, Wild 'N Out, Barbershop, The Boondocks and recording multiple skits on recording artist Kanye West The College Dropout and Late Registration album. More recently Davis is the host of VH1's Hip Hop Squares. 

Jay Pharoah of Saturday Night Live is an actor and comedian. Pharoah joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2010. Since then, Pharoah has impersonated people like Barack Obama, Samuel L. Jackson, Dennis Rodman, Lil Wayne and his high school principal, Daniel Frye. 

The Fifty Shades of Funny comedy show is a part of North Carolina A&T State University’s annual homecoming better known as the Greatest Homecoming on Earth, which runs Oct. 1-8. 

N.C. A&T's Student Government Association and the University Activities Board have obtained some of the most popular entertainers to enhance the homecoming experience. 

Last year’s homecoming comedy show starred Michael Blackson and featured Lil’ Duval, Wil Sylvince, and Kountry Wayne. Although the event starred comedian Michael Blackson, comedy show attendees were not too pleased with his jokes. 

 “I initially was looking forward to seeing Michael Blackson but, after about 10 minutes of his set I didn’t think his jokes were funny and obviously so did other people because they started to walk out” said Qyani Foushee, a sophomore journalism and mass communication student. 

Davis will be replacing Comedian Tiffany Haddish. Due to production schedule conflicts, Haddish's appearance at the 2017 comedy Show will be rescheduled. Haddish is currently working on her next film, which was delayed due to Hurrican Irma. 

Comedy show participants are expecting to laugh out loud with these 3 comedy geniuses. The show may contain adult content and language. 


Admission: $17.50 for students (with valid ID), $25.50 for general public 

Phone number to call to purchase tickets: 336-334-7749. 

Kristin Thompson is a junior public relations major at N.C. A&T from Chapel Hill, N.C. 


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