Actor, writer, producer and comedian Marlon Wayans explores his greatest fears in his latest comedy special, Marlon Wayans: You Know What It Is premiering Thursday, August 19 on HBO Max.
What is Marlon’s life-long fear? Exactly what you would expect: people with outie belly buttons. Marlon digs deeper to explore other fears as well, such as raising a daughter, dealing with a rebellious teenage son, and probably his greatest fear, the realization that his bad decisions are what tore his family apart. Marlon’s journey towards self-awareness can be encapsulated in the simple phrase… “You know what it is.”
Last year, Wayans signed an overall deal with the WarnerMedia streaming service which included developing a pilot called Book of Marlon, where he plays a fictionalized version of himself as he attempts to reconcile being a good person and father with being Marlon. Wayans co-created the show with his long-time producing partner Rick Alvarez and will star. Wayans and Alvarez written the pilot.
Marlon Wayans: You Know What It Is produced by Ugly Baby Productions and Dakota Pictures. Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez, Troy Miller, Michael Rotenberg, and Steve Harris serve as executive producers. This marks the first project to debut through Wayans overall deal with HBO Max.