Black and Blue

With two hot TV shows, a new album and an upcoming film, comic Martin Lawrence is talking dirty and living large

Martin Lawrence says out loud the things most people are too shy to write even on bathroom walls, and young America loves him for it. The 28-year-old comic has a naughty new comedy album titled Talkin' Shthat's on Billboard magazine's best-seller chart. He's the host of HBO's stand-up-comic showcase Def Comedy Jam, a program that has become the proving ground for a new generation of Richard Pryor wannabes. He is also the star of Fox-TV's Martin, a black-themed slapstick sitcom that is one of the top-rated shows among teenagers, and, as Lawrence points out, his voice rising with excitement, "If Fox...

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