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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Wayans has ‘Democratic skin, Republican pockets’

While a nation was transfixed in the waning days of a divisive presidential election, Marlon Wayans took to the stage of South Carolina’s Comedy House to profess he was partisan.

“I got Democratic skin, but Republican pockets,” clowned the comic actor.

Wayans was moonlighting during a break in the Charleston filming of the Netflix romantic comedy “Naked,” which reunites him with his “Scary Movie” co-star Regina Hall and “Fifty Shades of Black” director Michael Tiddes.

Entering to Meek Mill’s “Dreams & Nightmares,” Wayans began skewering the current music world. From Future (“I just think the boy’s a little retarded”) to Desiigner (“Who gave Buckwheat a record deal?) to Solange (“Beyoncé’s little half-famous sister”), no one was safe.

He even targeted himself, citing his early dubious credits such as “The 6th Man” and “Little Man” as bombs that paid for his house.

Bigger digs may be on the horizon with the premiere of “Marlon,” an NBC sitcom of which he is the star, creator and executive producer. Loosely based on his life, Wayans plays a loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife, played by his “A Haunted House” mate Essence Atkins.  Look for it in February.

RECOGNIZE: An outstanding cast of television veterans including Ted Lange (“The Love Boat”), Roger E. Mosley (“Magnum, P.I.”), Earl Billings (“What’s Happening”), Jeris Lee Poindexter (“Everybody Hates Chris”) and Robert Pine (“CHiPs”) are joining forces for a benefit staged reading of “Seven Porters from Stockbridge” on Nov. 12 at Dorsey High School.

The piece, written and directed by Ken Sagoes, tells the story of the seven porters passing through several cities on their way to be honored. Under the leadership of A. Phillip Randolph, Pullman porters formed the first all-black union in 1925, an action that was instrumental in the advancement of the civil rights movement.

For ticket information for this fundraiser for the Giving Back Corporation, please call: (310) 226-6198.

RESPECT: On what would have been his 72nd birthday, reggae legend Peter Tosh was honored with the opening of a new museum and resting place in Jamaica dedicated to his life and impact on the music industry. Attendees included the late star’s son Andrew Tosh, grandson Dre Tosh, granddaughter Jahzarah Tosh, Marcia Griffiths, Chronixx, Luciano, Etana, Tarrus Riley, Denroy Morgan, Zak Starkey and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

A self-taught guitar and keyboard player, Tosh and The Wailers became pioneers of the burgeoning reggae scene in the late 1960s, and together they toured the world for more than 10 years. He left the band in 1973 to pursue his solo career and earned huge success with “Legalize It” and later solo releases. Visit www.PeterTosh.com for more info.

TASTY QUIP: “We get so afraid to talk to our kids about sex, or we wanna hide all of our body parts and don’t let anybody see the beauty of love and lovemaking, yet we let kids play Call of Duty all day and all night, and that’s, like, no problem? It’s very confusing and twisted.” – ALICIA KEYS to Rolling Stone

CLIPPETTES: Nov. 11 finds a group of eclectic performers in town. The SkyBreak Tour featuring Zo! + Carmen Rodgers hits The E Spot Lounge. Soul violinist Damian Escobar of “America’s Got Talent” fame is in concert at The Wiltern, while DJ Kid Capri mans the wheels of steel at the Globe Theatre

Gal Gadot, star of the upcoming “Wonder Woman,” told an Israeli TV interviewer that if her character is revealed as bisexual in the sequel then she “could do it with [Halle Berry]”

The GAP Experience, featuring original members of the Gap Band, is coming to the Downey Theatre on Nov. 11 and Pomona’s Fox Theater on Nov. 13 with special guests Yarbrough & Peoples

Available this week for the first time on CD is a restored recording of Dizzy Gillespie‘s “Concert of the Century – A Tribute to Charlie Parker” featuring his all-star friends James MoodyMilt Jackson, Hank Jones, Ray Brown and Philly Joe Jones …

Lea Michele, Rachel Platten, a live orchestra and chorus, fireworks and Santa Claus are all a part of this year’s the Grove Christmas with Seth MacFarlane on Nov. 13

Controversial MC Lupe Fiasco is sure to have something to say Nov. 15 at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Compton crooner Eric Bellinger is slated to perform on Nov. 17 at Sol Venue in Carson.

TASTY QUIP: “You have to get outta that bubble that you’ve been living in & get out here & educate yourself on what’s going on around US!!! I’m always here to share whatever knowledge or understanding I may have to assist your growth & development, but u MUST STOP this buffoonery & coonin’ you out here doin.” – T.I. to Lil Wayne on Instagram

TC ON TV: Nov. 12 – “Austin City Limits” (PBS): Ben Harper; “All Def Comedy” (HBO): The famed hit series returns with fresh comics and Tony Rock as host. “SNL” (NBC): Dave Chappelle hosts for the first time with musical guests A Tribe Called Quest.

Nov. 13 – “Tia Mowry Thanksgiving At Home” (Cooking): May have to lift her recipe for Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage, Apple and Fennel from this special.

Nov. 14 – “MARS” (NGC): Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are producers of this scientifically correct imagining of the first human mission to the red planet in 2033. “Soundbreaking: Stories From The Cutting Edge of Recorded Music” (PBS): Over 150 artists including Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Sheila E, Paul McCartney, Questlove, RZA, Nile Rodgers and Q-tip share behind-the-scenes tidbits.

Nov. 15 – “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” (PBS): Henry Louis Gates Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last 50 years of African-American history. “David Blaine: Beyond Magic” (ABC): Watch Drake, Steph Curry, Margot Robbie and John Travolta get stupefied.

Nov. 16 – “Ice” (Audience): Antoine Fuqua is the executive producer and director of the first episode of this high-impact, serialized crime drama set in the underbelly of the L.A. diamond trade. “Undercover” (BBCA): Sophie Okenedo, Adrian Lester and Dennis Haysbert star in this political thriller told through a family on the brink of destruction. “Unsung Hollywood” (TV1): Bill Bellamy

TASTY QUIP: “We’re at a beautiful time when it comes to art because it’s such a critical time. It’s usually times of struggle and injustice that people speak from their souls and a raw place.” – COMMON to Vulture

As featured in the Los Angeles Wave and Independent, Tasty Clips is one of the leading entertainment newspaper columns on the West Coast, serving nearly one million weekly readers. To reach Bill Vaughan, send email to tastyclips@yahoo.com or via Twitter @tastyclips.