• Wanda Sykes: Not Normal first hourlong Netflix special from a Black woman

    Wanda Sykes has a new special coming out on Netflix. The veteran stand-up’s special, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, will launch globally on May 21. While not much is known about the content of the special, Netflix said in a release that the hour-long comedy special will feature a healthy serving of political critique. Sykes isn’t shy to say that the current political climate is “not normal.” This year, Sykes has

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    Who’s left to host the Oscars? (List)

    Once Kevin Hart was announced as next year’s Academy Awards host, the internet dug up old homophobic tweets leading to a mess of controversy. Last night, the Get Hard star announced that he would be stepping down as this year’s Oscar host. Now the Academy is back to square one. Picking a host for the 2019 Oscars has been a difficult task. The Hollywood Reporter published a viral take on

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    Patton Oswalt, George Lopez, Wanda Sykes set to headline Gilda’s LaughFest

    Patton Oswalt, George Lopez, Wanda Sykes and Bo Burnham are just a few of the headliners that will descend on Grand Rapids between March 5-15, 2015 for the fifth annual Gilda’s LaughFest, organizers announced this morning. Other comedians set to perform are Pete Holmes (who’ll perform two stand-up shows and record a live podcast), Whose Line is it Anyway stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, Brian Posehn, Lavell Crawford, Billy

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    Last Comic Standing renewed for ninth season, under Wanda Sykes’ leadership

    NBC is pleased with Wanda Sykes’ revival of stand-up comedy competition series Last Comic Standing. The network renewed the reality show, along with America’s Got Talent and American Ninja Warrior, over the weekend. The series returned for an eighth season this summer amidst some skepticism with host JB Smoove after four years off air. The show was twice not renewed. Last Comic Standing faced controversy, low ratings and unoriginal Survivor-esque

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    NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ off to great start, first semi-finalists announced

    With judges Russell Peters, Roseanne and Keenen Ivory Wayans and host JB Smoove, Last Comic Standing made its triumphant return last night to NBC. And this time, with the guidance of executive producer Wanda Sykes, Last Comic Standing is being done right. In year’s past NBC went to great lengths in order to perpetuate the idea that all of the comedians participating were “up and coming,” whether they were in

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    Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

    Stand-up comedians are taking over television! Comics, not all of them trained actors, are getting the opportunity to play the roles they were meant to play: comedians. The old stand-up-to-sitcom model was that maybe you’d get discovered at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal or a producer might see you headlining on the road and believe he could create an entire show around a few minutes of a

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    Last Comic Standing strike, 15 editors walk out, demand union contract with health benefits and pension

    Last Comic Standing will make it’s triumphant return May 22 on NBC— unless, of course, an editors strike totally derails the network’s plans. Deadline.com is reporting that approximately 15 editors and assistant editors walked off the job today, part of a strike spearheaded by the Motion Picture Editors Guild, Local 700. “Hired by NBC Studios on a non-union basis, the editors are seeking a union contract that includes industry-standard health

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    Roseanne, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Russell Peters named Last Comic Standing judges

    Executive producer Wanda Sykes and her team have locked up their celebrity judges and premiere date for the upcoming season of Last Comic Standing. The 13-episode eighth season premieres on May 22 for two hours at 9 pm EST, airing for one hour at 10 pm in following weeks. Comedian J.B. Smoove will take over hosting duties each week on the nationally-televised stand-up comedy competition. Sticking to the standard three-person

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    Drastic changes coming to Last Comic Standing on NBC (Exclusive)

    Back in November, we told you that NBC is bringing back Last Comic Standing and that Wanda Sykes will serve as executive producer. The news sparked much debate about whether or not this was good news or not. The stand-up comedy competition show, seen as the American Idol of stand-up, faced controversy during its 7-season run from 2003-2010. Although they accepted open call auditions from literally anyone who wanted to

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    Oprah Winfrey will air two more Wanda Sykes comedy specials

    It’s been an exciting week for Wanda Sykes. After the announcement that she will executive produce the revival of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, it was announced that the comedienne will return to the Oprah Winfrey Network in January with two more Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious comedy specials. The specials will air on Saturdays, Jan.4 and Jan. 11 at 10pm EST. Previous editions of Herlarious, most recently this past July, featured

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    NBC is bringing back Last Comic Standing, Wanda Sykes will be executive producer

    NBC is reviving their stand-up comedy competition show Last Comic Standing for an 8th season, Variety just reported. Although no host as yet been announced, the network has slated the show for a summer 2014 return. The show last aired int he summer of 2010 when comedian Felipe Esparza won. Due to less-than-exciting ratings, the network opted to not renew it for an eighth season that year. LCS was originally

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    Wanda Sykes lands comedy specials on Oprah Winfrey’s network

    Comedian Wanda Sykes is back in all her glory — not that playing the school therapist on a recent episode of The Simpsons isn’t glorious — and she’s got Oprah Winfrey behind her! The veteran stand-up will host Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious, two stand-up specials airing July 13 and July 20 at 10pm on Winfrey’s OWN network, Deadline reports. Herlarious will feature an all-female comedian roster including Andi Smith, Gloria

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    Wanda Sykes, Ray Romano, Darrell Hammond, more join for children’s charity

    Tickets are now on sale for Garden of Laughs, a Jan. 26 stand-up comedy fundraiser at Madison Square Garden in New York City, to benefit children’s charity Garden of Dreams. Wanda Sykes, Ray Romano, Darrell Hammond, Robert Klein and Adam Ferrara are scheduled to appear, with additional acts to be announced. “In the spirit of charity and humor, I am honored to be a part of Garden of Laughs and

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    Futurama season premiere is tonight, so you’ll want to watch this preview

    In the unlikely event you don’t already know, the season seven premiere of Futurama goes down tonight on Comedy Central with not one, but two back-to-back episodes starting at 10 pm ET. “The Bots and the Bees” (featuring guest star Wanda Sykes) is up first, followed by “Farewell to Arms” at 10:30 pm ET. Check out a preview below, wherein we find Bender spending some quality time with his new

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