Comedian and recording artist Wayne Brady is a stickler for good music, and doesn’t want his daughter listening to just any music. The singer previously recorded an album with Disney, called ‘Radio Wayne,’ so that Maile,9, and other kids can have an alternative to modern day hip-hop music.


“The stuff I love is the old-school party hip-hop instead of songs that glorify everything that I think is stereotypical that others may think about my culture. I don’t identify with it in my own life and I don’t want my daughter listening to it. I want to make sure she takes in the good,” says Wayne.

Although he loves making people laugh, Brady gets frustrated when people only recognize him as a comedian. “I don’t run around with a clown nose on telling knock-knock jokes,” Wayne says. “I was working a long time before [‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’]. When I’m doing my thing, it’s always about doing everything I do because you don’t want to be pigeonholed in one thing.”

Prior to landing several hosting gigs, Wayne was a successful recording artist who toured with Brian McKnight. Maile is Brady and Mandie Taketa’s only child together.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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