Marlon Wayans: God Loves Me, an upcoming HBO Max comedy special, is scheduled for release and available to watch on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 3AM ET/12:01PM PT. The series is Wayans’ third film with HBO Max, following Marlon Wayans: You Know What It Is in 2021. Marlon Wayans: God Loves Me is produced by Troy Miller and written and sung by Wayans. Rick Alvarez, Michael Rotenberg, Steve Harris, Miller and Wayans executive produced the hour-long show.
The official announcement for the HBO Max original comedy is as follows:
Filmed at Atlanta’s Central Stage, Wayans delivers an hour-long performance that unleashes his dramatic style and daring humor to address one of the most notorious events in history. pop culture’s most recent hit – the ‘hit’ at the 94th Academy Awards®. “
To be continued:
“With his inimitable exuberant and exuberant style, Wayans deftly weaves together anecdotes from his own life with those of his longtime friends, from his discovery of teenage love. himself with Jada Pinkett Smith, humiliate Chris Rock in an original stand-alone shoot and examine the impact of Will Smith’s long career… This particular film is a daring journey, a journey turbulent but serious examination of friendship, family, mistakes, and forgiveness.”
On February 18, 2023, the initial trailer for Marlon Wayans: God Loves Me was released on YouTube. It started with Wayans starring in a fiery feud involving Chris Rock and Will Smith at the 2022 Oscars.
He then describes his friendship with Rock, calling him his “brutal half-brother” who constantly pressures him for new comedic content. The comic then admitted that he was impressed with Jada Pinkett Smith and recounted an amusing incident between them. Marlon Wayans screams at the end of the video: “God loves me!”
Marlon Wayans: God Loves Me is likely to be Wayans’ closest work to date.
In an Instagram video in support of Marlon Wayans: God Loves Me, the actor and comedian took notice of the infamous hit, revealing that it “shaken something” inside him.
“He shocked me to the bone and made me reevaluate my existence, both emotionally and professionally.”
Will, Chris, and Jada are his friends, and his “emotional relationship” with them has given him “a clear view of what happened.”
The article ends with the following note:
“However, this show is not about ‘The Smack’, it’s about how that incident changed me. This discussion is essential. My only goal is not to hurt anyone involved. Its purpose is to make people laugh. The healing process begins when you release the wound and find a way to laugh at your suffering. This show is about how I discovered that God really loves me.”
In a statement to Warner Media, Marlon Wayans revealed that he’s “delighted to be back in business with HBO Max. He declared:
“We’ve had a lot of success with my last two shows, so this is going to be great. I know that HBO Max and its exquisite team of executives are known for being real comedy buffs and snobs, so I’m glad they found this special…special.”
Marlon Wayans: God Loves Me, produced and published by HBO Max, is scheduled to premiere on March 2, 2023, and will be available in more than 61 countries worldwide.