The Wayne Brady Show Episode Rating Graph
Aug 2001 - Apr 2002
Aug 2001 - Apr 2002
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The Wayne Brady Show is a variety show hosted by comedian Wayne Brady that aired in two separate forms. On August 8, 2001 ABC, for whom Brady had been working as a panelist on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, launched the first Wayne Brady Show as a primetime variety series that failed to catch on and was cancelled in March 2002. Later that fall, plans to bring the show back as a daily syndicated daytime series came to fruition and The Wayne Brady Show premiered on local stations nationwide on September 3, 2002. Although the show was a hit at the start, the ratings began sliding during the first season and continued into its second, and on May 21, 2004 The Wayne Brady Show aired its final episode.
The first episode of The Wayne Brady Show aired on August 08, 2001.
The last episode of The Wayne Brady Show aired on April 12, 2002.
There are 11 episodes of The Wayne Brady Show.
There are 2 seasons of The Wayne Brady Show.
The Wayne Brady Show has ended.
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8th Aug 2001
Wayne opens the show with a rendition of ""I Love Music."" James Brown answers a 911 call and sings CPR directions to the wife of a man with heart problems. Improvisation commences with the game ""Forward/Reverse,"" with Jonathan and Wayne in an action movie, Wayne stealing a bar of soap. Joel calls direction. The new boy band from Canada, Posse Trois, sings ""Dude, Your Mom Is Hot."" Wayne's ""grandmother"" becomes an expert on the Titanic, much to the laughter and embarrassment of his actual grandmother in the audience. James Brown saves the day again, this time singing air-traffic controlling directions. Justin and Bryan join Wayne in a song to audience member Anne, an English student with a purple sweater and matching hair.
8th Aug 2001
Skits include an improvisational bit with guest star Darrell Hammond, with Darrell being waited on by Wayne, with various impersonations added in.
15th Aug 2001
Wayne opens the show with a rendition of ""MA Ma Se Ma Ma Sa Ma Ma Coo Sa."" A giant boxing promoter terrorizes the city in ""Don King Kong."" Jonathan and Wayne perform magic (complete with hidden innuendo) as ""Siegfried and LeRoy."" Brief segment with J.P. showing his best animal impersonations. Wayne, Jonathan, J.P., Brooke, and Missi improvise in a game called ""Musical Theatre."" Wayne and Jonathan sing the song ""Who Dat Woman?"" from ""The Color Purple"" while the other three sing back-up. Wayne is a grumpy grandma at Jonathan's check-out line in a sketch called ""Low-Budget Kung Fu Theatre."" Brief segment with Missi Pyle playing basketball against J.P. Manoux. Wayne sings a Duet with Little Richard.
22nd Aug 2001
Wayne asks the audience through song: ""What Is Hip""? Advertised for ABC's new season: the King of Pop as a lawyer, in ""M.J. D.A."" ""When Drag Queens Attack."" The Rev. Jerry S. Karl preaches and sings about the evils of swing-dancing, along with the choir of the Church of Improvisation. ""Birthday at Goodtime Palace."" Mos' Def joins Wayne for ""Nicole Has a Crazy-Ass Job,"" a rhythm, blues 'n hip-hop ditty directed at a part-time driver for an auto parts store whose truck has no horn. Wayne answers well-rehearsed questions from the studio audience.
29th Aug 2001
-Wayne opens with a rendition of James Brown's ""Gonna Have a Funky Good Time."" -James Brown (midwife) helps deliver a baby. -""Wayne Brady's Grandma"" returns, this time to speak in an improvised interview about cats. -An advertisement for Bro-Jack, the latest in Nubian location technology. -Posse Toi performs the romantic ballad ""My Girlfriend Tooted."" -Brooke Dillman portrays a character that likes to get reeeally close with her co-workers. -Behind the scenes, Wayne's grandma asks Jonathan to stay out of Wayne's light. -A duet with Wayne Brady and Ben E. King: ""Stand By Me."" -Highlighted bloopers from the James Brown and Bro-Jack sketches.