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Episode 25 Chaunte Wayans: How to Turn Pain into Laughter

By Shereen Kassam, Funny Brown Girl

Chaunte Wayans is a comedian, writer and actress who proudly represents the new generation of Wayans’ legacy making its mark in Hollywood.  In this episode of CREATIVE BREAKTHROUGH, Chaunte opens up about her ordeal with alcohol, as well as other trials and tribulations she has faced in life.  Chaunte also shares advice on the importance of knowing yourself, especially during the creative journey, finding your voice, and overcoming pain through humor.    Chaunte Wayans was last seen in the film 50 Shades of Black, with other film and television credits including Hollywood Misconceptions, Dance Flick, TLC's Trading Spaces, Bounce TV's Off The Chain and Nicktoon'sanimated series, The Boo Crew.   As a comedian, she has toured nationally wowing audience with her unique brand of comedy featuring for comedic veterans such as Katt Williams, Russell Peters, and her uncles Marlon, Shawn and Damon Wayans. Her comedic talent led her to become a featured cast member on MTV’s hit sketch comedy series Nick Cannon Presents: Wild N’ Out. Chaunte can also be seen on Katt Williams comedy special Kattpacalypse.      Chaunte has showcased as a writer as part of CBS’ Diversity Showcase 2017.  Recently she has featured on 50 Cents "50 Central" on Bet.  Currently you can see her featuring on TruTV's "Laff Tracks."    Key Questions answered by Chaunte Wayans: When Chaunte found her voice How Chaunte address the haters The #1 criteria when performing stand-up comedy How Chaunte addressed her issues with alcohol How Chaunte overcame pain in her life The obstacles Chaunte faces on her creative journey and how she deals with them What is Chaunte Wayans goal in her creative journey Advice Chaunte has for other creatives on their journey   Chaunte Wayans Discusses: Knowing how to pitch yourself When Chaunte’s creative journey began How Chaunte Wayans got started in stand-up comedy Importance of being open and genuine through your art Stepping out of the shadow of her uncles – Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Damon Wayons The importance of knowing yourself How to create your own opportunities in the creative space     Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play   Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive creatives to elevate your journey to the next level, join me here: THANDOS Social Media Info Connect on Instagram:   Chaunte Wayans - @cwayans FunnyBrownGirl – @funnybrowngirl Connect on Facebook:   Chaunte Wayans: FunnyBrownGirl – Connect on Twitter: Shereen Kassam: Connect on YouTube: Shereen Kassam: Connect via Email Shereen Kassam –   #CreativeBreakthroughPodcast  

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