Cast Of ‘In Living Color’ To Reunite On The Big Screen 25 Years After Finale!
The upcoming 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City is set to feature a screening of the pilot episode of this popular 1990s sketch comedy series In Living Color, based on HuffPost. For the very first time, the festival, that is taking place between April 24 to May 5, will observe birthdays and milestones of iconic tv shows as part of its Tribeca TV app. The final episode of In Living Color was aired in 1994. The Simpsons, which will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of its initial stand-alone episode following December, are also known at the film festival because of its influence on television.
The pilot episode of In Living Color is set to hit the big screen in a theatre on April 27. The screening will then be followed by a conversation with members of the cast, including the show’s creator Keenen Ivory Wayans and co-stars Shawn Wayans, Kim Wayans, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier, and Rosie Perez, stated a press release. Twenty-five years after its finale, the cast, and creator of the groundbreaking sketch comedy show ‘In Living Color’ will reunite to reflect on the Emmy Award-winning show that upended the landscape of television comedy and launched the careers of some of the greatest entertainers of our time, the announcement read.
Tommy Davidson took to Twitter to share the news of the reunion, complete with a throwback picture that also featured other cast members, including Jim Carrey, Kim Coles, and Kelly Coffield Park. Guess who’s getting together 4 @Tribeca FF 2019?”, he wrote. “That’s right #InLivingColor gettin’ 2gether 4 reunion, read the post. Did you know Jennifer Lopez was a part of the series, too? Yes, she was in a dance group called the Fly Girls, that also include Carrie Ann Inaba and Deidre Lang.
In an interview with ET, Jim Carrey thought it was a great idea to bring In Living Color back to TV. “That show really needs to happen! That show needs to exist. Especially now, man. There’s so much to eat up and spit out so I’d love to see it reconstitute itself in another form,” said Carey. Jim Carrey got his big break as a cast member on the comedy series, of which he was a part of, from 1990 to 1994.
Carrey left the series following the release of his massive hit films Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber, which all came out in his final year on the show, but he claims he wouldn’t hesitate to go back and participate if they ever came back. “I’d go back and uh hang out with ’em. Of course, I would!” exclaimed Carrey. He came back to TV after quite a long time, in 2018, with the Showtime series, Kidding.
In Kidding, Carrey stars as Jeff, a children’s television icon who goes by the name Mr. Pickles, who has been a guiding beacon of hope and happiness for America’s children for generations. He claims that digging into the role of Mr. Pickles was “like cultivating me.” He continued, “This is what happens — projects more and more choose me. When something happens or when I’ve reached a certain level of understanding about this world… the ideas seem to find me,” he shared. “So this is the perfect thing.”
Carrey also opened up about his philosophy on dealing with tragedy and loss. “Nobody gets through this life without getting hit by lightning and it’s just [a question of], ‘Is the lightning going to be something that causes a fire? Are you going to stop there and just think this is a disaster, or are you going to continue on to see the new growth?’ And that’s what this is about: continuing to see the new growth,” he shared.
Carrey and his Kidding co-stars, Judy Greer and Catherine Keener, also spoke about Kidding. “There’s a tragedy but it’s not about a tragedy. You talk about the innocence and finding the innocence within you that we try so hard to build these walls around, but really we’re all ourselves as children inside,” said Greer. Carrey added that even though his character in the series has somewhat of a nervous breakdown, the series is about a nervous breakthrough.