In Living Color stars recall Fox censors, Spike Lee’s disdain in dishy oral history

The Hollywood Reporter:

Twenty-five years after the groundbreaking sketch show left the airwaves in a blaze of controversy and conflict, the cast and crew share never-told behind-the-scenes stories of the series that execs pitched to Keenen Ivory Wayans as a “black ‘Laugh-In.'”

The skits Wayans and his mostly African American cast performed each week pushed the envelope not just of TV’s color barrier but of TV comedy, won an Emmy and incubated the careers of stars Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Lopez.

Homey the Clown, “Men on Films,” Fire Marshall Bill. Still some of the funniest, edgiest stuff ever seen on TV.