Wanda Sykes

episode of Chelsea (S1 E5)

Wanda Yvette Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer. She was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1999.

Wanda Sykes (2010)

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  • "I love doing stand-up. ... That's where I feel like I can be free."
  • "Oh, shoot. That's right. I forgot. I'm a black, lesbian female, and they aren't ready for this yet."
  • "But they weren't ready to see a black woman who happens to be a lesbian also making fun of the president."
  • "I feel like with as much blood of my ancestors that has been shed to build this country, this is my country. I feel like I have more of a right here than anyone else."
  • "I hope we can get to a place where it’s normal to say, “Yeah, my wife and I,” and it’s not, “oh my god!” Which is why it’s important to have representation."
  • "If your family isn’t supportive, you're going to find somebody who would be that surrogate parent who will love you and take care of you. You’ll make family. I did. Know that there’s places and people who will love you—and you can and you will have an amazing life."

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