Damon Wayans Wants to Do a Comedian 'Verzuz' With Dave Chappelle

While there’s not been a comedian edition of Verzuz yet, Damon Wayans said he’d be up for a potential livestreamed battle against Dave Chappelle.

Damon Wayans

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Damon Wayans

While there’s not been a comedian edition of Verzuz yet, Damon Wayans said he’d be up for a potential battle against Dave Chappelle.

During an interview on KBXX 97.9 the Box, Wayans was asked if he had been keeping up with the Verzuz battles between musicians. “No, I have not,” he said, “Do they do [it with] comedians?” Asked who he would be willing to go up against in a hypothetical comedian edition of Verzuz, he immediately replied, “Chappelle, I’m calling him out!”

Damon Wayans wants a comedy #Verzuz … with Dave Chappelle! 😱🤯 #GoodMorningHTown @KeishaNicole @JmacGlobal @JessicaJeanz pic.twitter.com/fLv3YuWs4m

— 97.9 The Box (@979TheBox) August 13, 2021

The 60-year-old comedian and actor, perhaps best known for his work on the beloved sketch comedy show In Living Color, is clearly confident in his stand-up abilities if he’s willing to go up against Dave Chappelle. There hasn’t been an edition of Verzuz dedicated to something other than music just yet, but that’s not to say Wayans and Chappelle couldn’t face-off in the future.

Verzuz has continued to dominate headlines ever since it first debuted in 2020 amid the earlier days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially launched as an opportunity for performers, whether that be vocalists or producers, to have their respective discographies square up. The event series has since moved into the real world, most notably with The LOX and Dipset’s much talked about Verzuz at Madison Square Garden. Whether the Swizz Beatz and Timbaland created series will expand into comedy remains to be seen, though.

Following the latest Verzuz battle, musicians have also been making their own suggestions regarding who they would like to face off against. Just this month, Bas of J. Cole’s Dreamville said he'd like to see the label go up against Top Dawg Entertainment, the home of Kendrick Lamar and SZA among others. He’s not the only one, as Scarface also suggested last month he’d make for a perfect match-up against Ice Cube. 

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