Wanda Sykes (9/29)
Presented by AM Productions
Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand-up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand up has sent her career in many different areas.
Her work over the years included comedy that touched on politics, her personal life, and observational humor. Wanda has starred in numerous television comedy specials, on Comedy Central and HBO. Most recently, her comedy special What Happened…. Ms. Sykes premiered in Fall 2016 on Epix.
In 2012, Wanda joined forces with veteran producer Page Hurwitz to form Push It Productions, a production company dedicated to creating quality, comedy-based programming for network and cable television outlets. The company's diverse slate of projects includes sketch comedy, concerts, reality talk/variety, and competition formats. Their first set of specials; Herlarious aired in summer of 2013 and January 2014 on Own and was the recipient of a 2014 Gracie Award.
Some of her TV work included performing or writing for Blackish, Alpha House, House of Lies, Broad City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, New Adventures of Old Christine, and The Chris Rock Show. This has led to several Primetime Emmy award nominations, and a win in 1999 for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special” for The Chris Rock Show. In 2001, she won the American Comedy Award for “Outstanding Female Stand Up Comic,” and in 2010 she won a GLAAD award for promoting a good image of equal rights for gays and lesbians.
Wanda has appeared in several films, like 2017’s Snatched with Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, Evan Almighty in which she co-starred with Steve Carell, and Monster-In-Law starring opposite Jane Fonda, to name a few. She can also be heard in animated movies like Over the Hedge and The Barnyard, and as “Granny” in the most recent Ice Age films.
Her first book titled Yeah, I Said It, published by Simon and Schuster, hit bookstores in September 2004. Yeah, I Said It is a hilarious collection of essays touching on life, family and current events.
$225 VIP seats include a Meet & Greet with Wanda. A portion of the VIP M&G ticket proceeds will go to benefit a local charity.