Wanda Sykes

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  • Birth Place: Portsmouth, VA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/07/1964, Pisces
  • Profession: Comedian; writer; actor
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Terry Crews Tapped to Host TCA Awards

Terry Crews will emcee the Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 19, the organization announced Thursday.

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New Last Comic Standing Team Touts Format Changes: This Isn't a Popularity Contest Anymore

A new host and a new set of judges aren't the only changes coming to Last Comic Standing. The NBC reality competition for stand-up comedians also underwent major retooling behind the scenes in anticipation of its return to after four years off the air.

Unlike seasons past, executive producers Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz did away with the open casting calls and...read more

Who Should Replace Letterman? Our Top 10 List

As CBS CEO Les Moonves said, "there's only one David Letterman" — and he's the onlyLate Show host the series has ever known. Letterman's impending retirement is still a year out, but that doesn't mean we can't start thinking about his eventual successor. Here is our top 10 list of picks.
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DeAnne Smith: The Invitationals Set
Yamaneika Saunders: the Semifinals Set
Talk Show Challenge: the Pre-Interviews

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Fund Raising Hell [HD]

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Year Title Description
2014 Jay Leno TV Show Series, Appearing
2014 AFI Life Achievement Award TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious TV Show Series, Host
2012 Wanda Sykes TV Show Series, Host
2012 Finding Your Roots TV Show Series, Appearing

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NBC Revamps Last Comic Standing with a New Host and Judges

Last Comic Standing will return for an eighth season with a new host and set of judges.

The stand-up comic competition will premiere Thursday, May 22 at 9/8c on NBC, with... read more

Exclusive: OWN Picks Up Two Comedy Specials From Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes is returning to OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network in January with two more editions of Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious. The comedy specials will air on Saturdays, Jan. 4 and Jan. 11, at 10/9c.

Sykes previously produced two Herlarious episodes for OWN this past July. A mix of standup routines and sketch comedy, the hour-long programs this time will include appearances by Kristin Chenoweth, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Probst, Wayne Brady, Jeff Ross, Lance Reddick, Camryn Manheim, Tichina Arnold, Sheryl Underwood and Jackee Harry.

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Amazon Announces Premiere Dates for Alpha House, Betas

Amazon has announced premiere dates for its first two original series, Alpha House and Betas.

Alpha House will premiere on Nov. 15, while Betas will bow a week later on Nov. 22. The first three episodes of each show will be available immediately to all Amazon customers for free. After the first episodes premiere, Amazon will release one episode weekly via its Prime Instant Video service, for Amazon Prime subscribers.

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Jimmy Kimmel to Host White House Correspondents' Dinner

It's Jimmy Kimmel's turn to zing President Barack Obama: The late-night host will emcee the White House Correspondents' Association's 98th annual dinner next year, the organization announced Tuesday.

"I look forward to being ...
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Rosie O'Donnell Returns to TV: The 8 Things to Expect From OWN's The Rosie Show

Last Friday, Rosie O'Donnell composed some poetry about her return to television. Included are lines about how she had blown the deadline for publishing the poem online, as well as observations about the people she met that same night while eating dinner at Gibsons Steak House in Chicago.

As for what's to come on her new talk show, she wrote only this: "as I prepare to return / 2 something much bigger than a show / I am reminded how lucky I am / have always been / thank u oprah / here we go." O'Donnell says, so far, she feels no pressure. "I feel nothing but privilege, truthfully," she told reporters during a conference call Wednesday. ""For Oprah to not only ask me to be on ...
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