One of the high points on last year’s LGBT Roller Coaster Ride of Terror was Wanda Sykes coming out as gay and married. It’s not every day our community gets an intelligent, hilarious, high-profile woman of color as a spokesperson — especially one that isn’t afraid pull punches.
This Saturday night (Nov. 7), Fox is launching The Wanda Sykes show, which should be the perfect platform for Sykes to push as many buttons as the FCC will allow.
Wanda has been making the daytime talk show rounds over the last few weeks, stopping in to chat with Oprah, Joy Behar on HLN and the women of The View. In every interview, she’s spoken openly and affectionately about her wife and their six-month-old twins.
In fact, she and Oprah got philosophical over her sexual orientation, with Oprah saying:
At first Wanda looked into the audience and said, “You hear that, Mama? And you love Oprah!”
Then she told Oprah, “I think that once you become your authentic self, you do open yourself up for everything that life has to offer you.”
Things weren’t quite as profound when Wanda dropped in on Jon Stewart at The Daily Show.
Wanda’s hype for her new show:
She’s right; the promos are a pretty funny.
The Wanda Sykes Show “DVR” Promo:
The Wanda Sykes Show “American Idol” Promo:
The Wanda Sykes Show “Get Your Own Promo” Promo:
The Wanda Sykes show will take the place of MadTV this Saturday night at 11:00 EST on Fox. We’ll have a full review on Monday. Will you be watching?