Actress/comedian Wanda Sykes has earned her success after years of being on the comedy circuit. With Herlarious, her OWN comedy specials, she’s giving other female comedians exposure. Dominique, Jackee and Sheryl Underwood are all part of the show that includes standup and sketch comedy. But first, now that it’s 2014, Sykes has to sort out some issues. Sykes, as many know, is married to a French woman. The couple have twins, which her wife carried.
“My new year’s resolution is to have racial harmony in my home. That’s what I’m working on,” Sykes told the Tom Joyner Morning Show. “It’s my problem. I’m the only Black person in my house right now. So when I look out and see we have the Black president and I’m round here wiping little white kid’s asses, I feel like I’m going backwards.”
It’s that nothing is sacred sense of humor that underscores Sykes’ comedic approach and has made her a star. Even Oprah isn’t immune – Sykes pokes a little fun at OWN’s Super Soul Sunday series with Soul Train Sunday.
“I got the Don Cornelius wig and the microphone and two of the Soul Train dancers to come,” Sykes says. TV was her inspiration for a few other sketches as well.