(Left to right) Carl Anthony Payne II, Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold. On June 1, the cast of Martin reunited for the premiere of “Martin: The Reunion Special.” (Photo by BlackPressUSA)

By Terry Shropshire,

The iconic cast for the 90’s smash hit Fox sitcom “Martin” are reconvening for the reunion special that stars Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold and Carl Anthony Payne II.

“Martin: The Reunion,” which premiered on BET+ on June 1, pressed the pause button on the laughs at the beginning of the special. The cast is scheduled to deliver an appropriate and poignant testimonial to the universally beloved castmate Tommy Ford, who passed away in 2016 at age 52.

Fellow comedian Affion Crockett has been pegged to host the 90-minute show “Martin: The Reunion,” which yanks GenXers and Gen Y back 30 years to that familiar living room where the hilarity, hijinks and hysterics popped off like fireworks for five consecutive years.

Some marquee guests who popped in to celebrate with the surviving cast members, included Snoop Dogg, Tracy Morgan, Tommy Davidson, Brian McKnight, Le’Andria Johnson, Reginald Ballard, Sean Lampkin, and even Marla Gibbs, who knows about seminal sitcoms as she played the maid in the 1970’s blockbuster “The Jeffersons.”

The balance of the show enabled Lawrence, Campbell, Arnold and Payne to wax nostalgic on the show’s most hilarious moments during its improbable half-decade reign.

“Martin: The Reunion” was executive produced by Lawrence, Jesse Collins, Stan Lathan, Robert Lawrence, Rae Proctor, Stacy Lyles, Dionne Harmon, Jeannae Rouzan-Clay, Robi Reed, and Tiffany Williams, with Bentley Kyle Evans serving as co-executive producer and Brittany Brazil as producer.

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