(upbeat pop music) Please welcome back Wayne Brady. (upbeat circus music) Hey! Hello, my dear. Always fun to see you. Hi, Wayney!
Hey. Hi, Wayney Brady. Alright, I would say some shoe-cam, it’s Halloween, I don’t know whether those are joke shoes or real shoes. (dreamy harp music) Just uncross and put them down. These are not my shoes, these are shoes given to me by your wardrobe department. But did you come here barefoot? No, I came dressed in my clothes, but I had to get a costume, so I said I wanted to be, like, a fortune teller. Yeah! So the costume department, your wonderful scenic designer, put this together, but either I look like– Madam Marie is on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, and I used to love to go to Madam Marie, and she wore something like that. One of those things, yeah.
Yeah! Like Zoltar.
Yes! So we either look like Zoltar or look like the wise man that found Jesus, so, take your pick, it’s either the wise man or it’s Zoltar. I like the turban, though, are you going to keep it, or give it to me or send it to Nick Cannon? Nick Cannon. Yeah, Nick gave this to me. Of course he did, so, I understand you, like me, aren’t a big fan of Halloween. Let’s talk about it, I mean, we’re dressed festive, but let’s talk about it, it’s creepy. No, two things about Halloween, one is as a kid, my mom didn’t let me trick or treat much. Growing up where?
In Orlando. Okay, go ahead. So, she didn’t let me go out in the neighborhood. Why? Because, this was during the new jack swing period of time so she thought that I was gonna get shot. Because kids were getting shot, now, so, love to my mom. Right. So, thank you for being super protective, but also, damn, why were you so so protective? Did you open the door for trick or treaters? Yeah, but how humiliating is it to be the one kid in school, and they all know it’s you, ’cause you’re the one kid, and all I wore was the Thing mask from the Fantastic Four and not the costume, so, it was my clothes and the Thing mask. That’s even creepier. So I was a broke-ass Thing. (audience laughing) And then they’d be like, you’re not the Thing, you’re Wayne, I’m the Thing, shut up, Wayne. (audience laughing)
Aww. So I hate Halloween for that, and every single day on my show is Halloween. Right? Yeah. By the way, I saw that particular episode, and I was gagging, ’cause I watch you. She is hilarious. Oh my gosh. Her husband, her husband, I’m sure. They might be divorced by now. I know that Let’s Make a Deal is responsible for a lot of marriages and even more break-ups. Me too, we’ve got that in common! Yes, ma’am. Yes!
(audience applauding) Daytime TV! Bringing the family together or rendering it asunder. Ripping ’em apart. Alright, so The Masked Singer, which I love, I watch that show, and it’s being said that you’re one of those two characters that we’re showing right now. It’s been said, you know, what’s funny to me is, so, I’m either the whatever that green thing is or I’m the fox. Last season, I was, folks just knew that I was the monster. Turned out to be T-Pain, so, last season online, I was like, no, you know it’s not me, like, the thing I’ve learned is you can’t yell into the internet. That is just a losing prospect, so instead, to them last year and what I say to you and anyone else now is, if you wanna know if that’s me, go to iTunes and buy my last record, then you can listen. Then you can listen because I’m not gonna go a bit, because I am a pretty damn good singer. You are, you have a beautiful singing voice! So go and listen, grammy-nominated Broadway star. You know all that, so you can go ahead and listen online, and then you decide. I’m not gonna fight anymore, because the more I fight, the more the internet conspiracy is, I told you, his left leg was moving, it’s him, he’s the fox. (audience laughing) So, I’m not gonna fight, so go listen to my music. (audience applauding) Okay. Fair enough, right? Now, we talked about you here on Hot Topics, ’cause I couldn’t believe that you were on The Bold and The Beautiful, only because you were so, like, you keep a job, and it seems like soap opera work is lot of work, going to the set, and so on and so forth. Yes. You really had a job, are you working at The Bold and the Beautiful, why? No, well, see. No disrespect, I’m just saying. That isn’t what you, no, like, when you were, you said something to the effect of, Wayne’s too old to be running around, doing all those jobs or something. Oh, excuse me, the older you get, you work smart, not hard. See, but you worked smart, not hard, but if you’re an artist, you do what makes your heart happy. Okay!
You have to do. That’s a lot of work, though! (audience applauding) That’s the difference between somebody that grabs a mic and just does whatever they do, and somebody that grabs a mic and does it because it’s instilled in them. Now, I’m an actor, so beyond hosting or doing whatever that stuff is, I saw an opportunity not just to do a character, but how many people can say that they’ve gotten a chance to be on a soap, and I did it because of my grandma. So, I love my grandma. And your daughter! She made me watch soaps, and my daughter got a role on the soap. So I said, huh, wouldn’t this be cool for a little chunk, a little chunk of time to jump on the show. Is that your daughter, you’re in the same scene? That’s my daughter, that’s why I did it. (audience applauding) That’s why I did it, that’s why I did it. And she’s all 16 and everything. She’s 16. I’ve known you for a long time. That’s my chick. I remember when she was a little girl. That’s my girl, and now she’s 16. And giving you a headache. Multiple headaches but any headache that she– Boyfriends? No boyfriend yet, that I’ve been told about, but I’m cool dad now, so I’m not, like, the freak out, don’t tell me nothing, because I’ve learned that dad doesn’t get any information, and so when you scream at your daughter, then at some point, your daughter ends up with a baby, like, how’d that happen? Well, if you would’ve listened, I would’ve told you. So, I am not the screaming dad, I want her to talk to me. And her mom is an amazing mom, so she talks to her. (audience applauding) And I guess, you know what, I forgot about this part. You know, when you host a game show, you’re working hard for like, only three months out of the year. And then you’ve got the rest of the year off to work. Like, game show, it’s hard while you’re doing it, like a lot of work, but you’re not working every single day. Well, we work–
Your schedule is– Like five days a week, and I shoot it for about five months, and I do it that way because while I’m doing Deal, it takes a lot, because that show, unlike, not to diss anyone else’s game shows, ’cause I love their shows.
Right. But my show has no script. So what you guys see at home, when the folks come down to do the deals, and I’m doing songs, I’m doing sketches, I’m doing improv, we’re doing the thing, that’s all off the top of my head, so that show is hard. Do they ever reject people because they come in– Yes!
(audience applauding) Not dressed correctly? Absolutely! We reject people because some people, especially ladies, will show up going, I’ll catch Wayne’s attention, I’ll be the sexy nurse. Well, the nurse at least has a top on in a hospital, not just red cross pasties. So, no, you’re not gonna make it on TV. You end up by the ice machine, camera left. (audience laughing and applauding) So just come dressed with something on. Why, Wayne, how’s your love life? My love life, I don’t have a love life. Oh no, not aww. I know myself enough to know that I like to sleep alone. I like to be in my house by my own. I have a beautiful house that I love to enjoy. Okay. But, I do want some companionship, but I’ve screwed it up so much that my daughter has decided that she’s gonna find me someone. You’re foul in relationships? I don’t think I’m great in relationships. Why, ’cause you work too much? Well, I work too much, and this is something that I’ll probably talk about in the show that I’m producing and this book I’m writing called Young, Gifted, and Whack, about growing up.
Okay. I was not, my grandmother did an amazing job of raising me, but my father, he took care of me and provided, but he wasn’t around, so I truly believe that it’s important to have some modeling of a healthy relationship. And you didn’t have one. I didn’t have a healthy modeling, so I’m not saying woe is me, but then I grew up and was like, oh, this is I have a relationship, bam bam bam, oh, thank you, bye, no! That’s not how you have a relationship. You have a relationship with understanding, trust, you build that and you give that to somebody. But you sound like you have all the tools! (audience applauding)
I have a lot of tools, but I just never use them correctly. Do you ever wanna get married? I wanna keep the other half of my stuff. I’ve been married twice.
(audience laughing) Okay.
Yeah, yeah. So, I’mma keep it, yeah, I’mma keep it. You don’t wanna live together or anything like that? I would love to find someone who’d love to come and cuddle and we can watch Netflix.
Do you want more children? I would love to have another child, but then they go home to their place, and then so we have… It sounds delightful. Then we would not, I love having my own space. I sleep like this.
Like a starfish! I sleep, boo, I starfish immediately. Yes. So I don’t wanna poke you in the eye, you know. Right, well, he might be selfish, but at least he’s being honest. No, but you’re supposed to be, I’ve worked, so let me tell you ’bout selfish, I’ve worked 25 years in this business. Right.
On TV. I’ve worked a long, hard time to be selfish in a good way. Selfish doesn’t denote a negative, selfish means, Correct.
You are taking care of self, and I’m a business like you are, so I take care of self so I can take care of others. Okay. I didn’t take care of myself, so I can take care of Tom, Dick, Harry, and Janice. Okay, okay.
(audience applauding) Really quick, ’cause they’re wrapping me up, Broadway, you’re back! Freestyle Love Supreme, baby, Freestyle Love Supreme! (audience applauding) I wanna play with you.
Let’s do it! Tell us quickly about it, oh, we can’t do the, we don’t have time, oh, I was gonna play a game with you. No rush, oh, well, that was the game, I guess I– (audience cheering) Wayne, really quick, what’s it about? Freestyle Love Supreme is Lin-Manuel, you know him from Hamilton, and Tommy Kail. And it’s some of the most amazing musical freestyle improvisational hip-hop comedy that you’ve ever seen. And Wayne does know how to freestyle. Killin’ it.
He’s been here before, he really does do it. So we’re gonna say goodbye to Wayne, you know what, can you beatbox us into, or no, just freestyle us into, read that right there. Well, I’ll do it, hey, where’s my man Shockwave, really quick.
Shockwave, run! Hit it, ready, here we go.
(beatboxing) ♪ Fast, fast, fast, now hold on ♪ ♪ For him is a her, we can see out the Booth theater ♪ ♪ Every single night of the week ♪ ♪ Pay anomaly for a brother to speak ♪ ♪ Because you knew when I do this I do this well ♪ ♪ A show produced by Lin-Manuel, you gotta do that ♪ ♪ This beat will never hurt us, coming up next ♪ ♪ It’s an amazing circus, Freestyle Love Supreme. ♪ (upbeat pop music)