DAVID MANN: THE MANN ACT
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- David Mann may have won an NAACP Image Award this past Friday as outstanding actor in a comedy series. But he says when it comes to wanting to see people laugh, it's no act. He says cutting up is something he has been doing since he was a kid. And he says, it got him in a lot of trouble as a young man. Mann says he used to get whippings for being a class clown -- and says his mom used to warn him: "don't go to that school and act no fool, you're not getting paid for it." After getting his Image Award the other night, he held his trophy in the air after telling that story on himself and said with a big smile: "Hellllloooooo!"