CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT: WANDA SYKES
Last night I was watching The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and one of his guests was the hilarious comedian/actress Wanda Sykes. Usually, Jay, being the host and all, has to ask his guests questions to pretty much generate conversation and make the interview flow. Wanda, however, basically just stole the show! To say the least, the woman is hysterical! Once Wanda started talking, I don't think I stopped laughing and I completely forgot that I was watching Leno because it pretty much became The Wanda Show. For some funny stuff check out Wanda's website, she even has a link to her blog! Over the last year or so Wanda has had a banner year taking a role in the hit comedy Monster-in-Law, staring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda. She published a book entitled "Yeah, I Said That," and went on a nationwide stand-up tour. She has a reoccurring role in my FAVORITE show, the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiam which will launch its fifth season on Sunday, September 25th. Wanda has also been called "one of the funniest stand up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America.
Some highlights from last nights show:
- Wanda talks about her recent trip to Hawaii where she got to swim with dolphins. At first, Wanda was reluctant to swim with the dolphins because the someone had told her that they sometimes get frightened and might poop on her. She later changes her mind because as she puts it, "if I was sitting in my living room, relaxing and watching t.v. and along comes this big old dolphin, I think I would poop too!" The dolphins were all trained to do tricks like kiss you and pretend to hug you by putting their fins around you. Wanda's dolphin expressed no interest in doing any of this with her and Wanda goes on to comment, "I had a racist-ass dolphin! There were three other white girls swimming with the dolphins as well and I was the only person the dolphin refused to kiss or get close to.
- Wanda goes on to talk about President Bush and the actions he has taken to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. In particular, she totally bashes Bush for sending two cruise ships to New Orleans for victims to reside on commenting that, " the last thing place they would want to be is on a boat on the water!!!" She goes on to say, "I don't blame Bush though, I blame the American people for voting him President. You knew he was slow when you voted for him! You can't blame a blind man for wrecking a car after YOU gave him the keys!"