‘Boxing and comedy,’ were the two choices in front of him, a teenager who wasn’t sure of the course of his life. He liked both streams and was equally skilled in both. Then his teacher turned up with the advice to sharpen his comedic skills rather than blows and blocks inside the ring because he was more intense on stage. He attended an open mic night for the first time and Martin Lawrence kick-started his legend in that cold night. Many times, Martin Lawrence has revealed the inspiration of comedic legend Richard Pryor in his works.
His first big break came when his role as the host of HBO’s ‘Def Comedy Jam’ went on to become a hit. His character, Bilal, the house party DJ who is notorious for his Halitosis problem, in the 1990 comedy movie ‘House Party’ followed. Movies like ‘Bad Boys,’ ‘Black Knight,’ ‘ Big Momma’s House,’ ‘Boomerang,’ and ‘A Thin Line Between Love and Hate,’ cemented Martin Lawrence’s reputation as one of the most prominent stand-up comedians and actors of his generation.
But, it’s the phenomenal success of the Fox sitcom ‘Martin,’ which was debuted on August 27, 1992, earned him instant success. The half-hour comedy series was based on a radio host named Martin, who was obsessed with his girlfriend, Gina, played by Tisha Campbell-Martin. Set in the backdrop of Detroit in the ’90s, the series also had the hilarious cast of Tichina Arnold, Carl Payne II, and the late Tommy Ford.
Both ‘Martin’ and Martin Lawrence became a part of the golden age of black sitcoms in the U.S. television history in the ’90s. Fame and fun have never abandoned Martin ‘Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence,’ who got his name from the two legends, the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and the U.S. President John F. Kennedy. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Martin Lawrence movie and TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Martin Lawrence films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Martin Lawrence movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
3. The Beach Bum (2019)
Harmony Korine’s upcoming hallucinating flick, ‘The Beach Bum,’ features Martin Lawrence alongside Matthew McConaughey, Isla Fisher, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill, Snoop Dogg, and Jimmy Buffett. According to reports, the movie revolves around McConaughey’s eccentric character, Moondog. Even though the plot details are under tight wrap, the red-band trailer gives the impression of a drug induced hallucinatory drama centered on Moondog, who lives a weightless life in a trashy beach to write ‘the next big American Novel.’ Martin Lawrence plays Captain Wack in the movie, which is lined up for a March 29, 2019 release.