Wanda Sykes is ‘Herlarious’ for OWN; Reacts to Robin Roberts Coming Out

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“I love all those mystery shows like Cold Case and we did one where some old people get to church and their pews have been replaced by chairs. They end up going to another church and stealing a pew and hiding out in the woods. We did a spoof of Orange is the New Black called Black is the New Blue. I pop up as Crazy Eyes.”

Supporting other women is something Sykes has done since came out as a lesbian years ago, actively supporting several LGBT causes. Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts blithely came out recently, thanking her previously unheard-of girlfriend for supporting her through her battle with cancer. Sykes says she reached out to Roberts via Twitter.

“I was like ‘Go on with your bad self, Robin.’ I can’t be in her shoes but I had nowhere near as dire as her position was but I’m pretty sure after that battle with cancer and she beat that and came through that she was probably like ‘What the hell am I waiting around for? This ain’t nothing.”’

New episodes of Herlarious air on Saturday January 4 at 10 p.m. and on Saturday, January 11 at 10 p.m.

First Look: Wanda Sykes and Wayne Brady in One-derful

You’ve met the McGhees, the family raising six children as they manage a marriage and the family business, on the OWN series 6 Little McGhees. Now, let’s meet the Cowards, two well-to-do parents taking on the insurmountable task of raising one whole child. Watch a preview for the reality TV spoof One-derful as Jessica (Wanda Sykes) and Russ (Wayne Brady) explain why their lives are so difficult.

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