Emmy Award Winner at Silver Legacy

Friday September 20, 2013

 Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand-up has sent her career in many different areas. Split a side with Wanda Sykes on Saturday, November 2 at 8 p.m.
 
Sykes was previously seen on several television shows over the past two years.  She made a return to HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” starring opposite Larry David, and in 2010, starred on her own late night talk show on FOX, “The Wanda Sykes Show.” In October of 2009 her second HBO stand up special “I’ma Be Me” premiered, taped at the Warner theatre in Washington DC, where she tackled topics like the first black president, gay cruises, being a new mom and aging. The special was nominated for two 2010 Primetime Emmy awards: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.   

She can be heard in the animated feature “Ice Age: Continental Drift” as ‘Granny.’  In 2010 she was heard in the Fox animated feature “Rio” as ‘the Goose.’
Her first HBO comedy special “Wanda Sykes; Sick and Tired” debuted in October 2006 and was nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.  It was taped in Seattle, Washington and covered everything from racial profiling to gay marriage.

Sykes was seen in the feature films “Evan Almighty,” the sequel to “Bruce Almighty,” in which she co-starred with Steve Carell, the New Line feature “Monster-In-Law” starring opposite Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, and was heard in the animated feature “Over The Hedge” as well as “The Barnyard.” She can also be seen co-starring with Luke Wilson and Uma Thurman in the romantic comedy “My Super Ex-Girlfriend.”  Sykes starred and produced the Comedy Central show "Wanda Does It" where she tried various non-showbiz jobs.  Her first book titled Yeah, I Said It, published by Simon and Schuster, hit bookstores in September 2004.  Yeah, I Said It is a hilarious collection of essays touching on life, family and current events.

Join the fun at Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall on Saturday, November 2 at 8 p.m. when Wanda Sykes brings her unique brand of stand-up to the stage, for audiences 18 years and older. Tickets are $45 with premium seating for $59.50 and are available at www.silverlegacy.com or www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 775-325-7401. You may find more information and the latest updates on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the Silver Legacy iPhone, iPad and Android Apps.

 

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