ABC News Live presents ABC News contributor LZ Granderson’s one-on-one interview with comedian and actor Martin Lawrence. The half-hour special, A Conversation with Martin Lawrence, is a wide-ranging discussion that covers the importance of Black culture in storytelling and show business, the evolution of comedy over the years, and Lawrence’s multidecade career.
Lawrence shares anecdotes from his time in Hollywood during his days as creator of the iconic ‘90s television show Martin, whether fans of the hit sitcom should expect a reboot, as well as his thoughts on some of the most influential comedians of all time, including what it’s like to work with Eddie Murphy. He opens up about his family and how his faith serves as a guiding force throughout his career and personal life.
Recently, Will Smith announced on his Instagram him and Lawrence are reuniting for the fourth installment of the cop action comedy, Bad Boys.
The Oscar winner recorded himself jumping into the car, teasing followers, “Yo, I got an announcement.” He then adds “a hint,” blasting “Shake Ya Tailfeather,” the track that became the theme to the buddy cop series.
“I wish I was you, not knowing what I’m about to show me,” Smith says in the video before pulling up to a house and knocking on the door.
Martin Lawrence answers the door, asking, “It’s about that time?”
A Conversation with Martin Lawrence premieres Tuesday, Feb. 21, on the Emmy® Award-nominated ABC News Live at 8:30 p.m. EST/9:30 p.m. PST and streams on Hulu.
Seni Tienabeso and Catherine McKenzie are the executive producers for the special program.
The Emmy® Award-nominated “GMA3: What You Need to Know” first aired a segment of the interview during its Monday, Feb. 20, broadcast.