I would watch Wanda Sykes read the tax code. So to watch her talk about the week’s news on her late-night talk show sounds like heaven. The out comedian, new mom and all-around-hilarious lady, told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour Thursday what to expect when her Saturday night show debuts in November: “I am pretty sure I will be on the show, that’s what we know thus far.”
The show, which debuts at 11 p.m. Nov. 7 on Fox, will be an hour-long wrap-up of the week from Wanda’s point of view with skits, guest panels and commentary. It will cover everything from politics to pop culture. Unlike other late-night shows, it will not feature a regular musical guest, but as Wanda said, “If Dick Cheney puts out a hip-hop album, we’re booking him.”
Wanda, who is still a regular on the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, said at first she had no interest in doing a talk show, even though she got her start years ago on The Chris Rock Show. But then as Barack Obama was running for president she realized she, “wished I had an outlet to speak on what’s happening.”
Once her new show debuts, Wanda will be among only a handful of minorities and women to helm their own late-night talk show. When asked by so few minorities have broken through, she deadpanned, “Um, white people.” Oh Wanda, your new show is going to be awesome.
Here are a few more Wandaisms from her Q&A.
On being a female comic in late-night:
On new motherhood:
On if she has ever been invited on Fox News:
So, are you excited to see the world from Wanda’s point of view? I, for one, can’t wait.