August 8, 2001 – The Wayne Brady Show Premieres on ABC
“Anyway, I think you get the spoof here. It’s the Wayne Brady Show, premiering Wednesday on ABC.”
On August 8, 2001, the musical variety show The Wayne Brady Show premiered on ABC. Featuring comedian Wayne Brady as host, the show had special guests performing improvisational skits alongside selected audience members. Cast members included Brooke Dillman, Jonathan Magnum, J.P. Manoux, and Missi Pyle. The show lasted only a few episodes, ending on September 19, 2001.