Friday, February 27, 2015

The Martin Lawrence Entertainment Effect

BY: GURU JAY

 Photo By: Wikimedia Commons

The Martin Lawrence effect is larger than comedy. Martin Lawrence transformed entertainment via television, movies, and popular culture. The great comedian is the best of his generation. Furthermore, Martin is one of the greatest entertainers of all time.

Martin remembers where he started and knows how to finish. He entertains the masses as if they’re one person. Everyone enjoys Martin’s sitcom reruns and standup specials.

1st Amendment Standup showcased upcoming comics. Because Lawrence cultivated talent, the comedian indirectly influences the entertainment world. Regardless of your preferences, Martin Lawrence proves he is the man! Starring in movies ranging from Rated G to Rated R, Martin makes everybody laugh.

Comedy needed a message and a higher power made Martin Lawrence a messenger. Over the years I’ve watched Martin mature into a living legend. His comedy special Run Tell Dat rivals Eddie Murphy’s Delirious and Katt William’s Kattpacalypse.

Initially, I wanted to write a comparison article but after seeing Lawrence’s Inside the Actors Studio, I decided against it realizing his unique character. Truly, Martin Lawrence is one of a kind. How does the Joker throw out an Ace of Spades every hand? Channeling his creativity, craziness is Martin’s strong suit. 

Through the years Martin managed to keep busy. Even Kevin Hart can’t challenge Martin’s depth of work and countless contributions. The original Def Comedy Jam host steps out on stage like Floyd Mayweather, Jr. moves in the boxing ring.

Moreover, Martin Lawrence seems larger than life because of his unmistakable charisma. Like Richard Pryor, the comedic actor appears affable. The Martin sitcom opened doors for Wayans Brothers, Jamie Foxx, and Steve Harvey.

The best Martin Lawrence movies include: Life, Big Mommas, Bad Boys, Blue Streak, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Death at a Funeral, National Security, and Wild Hogs. Name your favorites in the comments section. I am Guru Jay launching off into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!


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