Overview

EPIX will spotlight the straightforward and no-nonsense comedy of Emmy® Award winning comedian, writer and actress Wanda Sykes, in the one-hour Original Comedy Event What Happened…Ms. Sykes? The special will focus on Wanda’s life, family, race and politics as she questions, “How Did I Get Here?” (TV-MA)

Wanda Sykes has headlined numerous television projects including her own late night talk show “The Wanda Sykes Show.” She was also seen in “Wanda at Large,” which she wrote, produced and starred in; the CBS comedy “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” She has done three stand up specials: “Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied” for Comedy Central, and two HBO specials, “Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired” and “Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me,” which were both were nominated for a Primetime Emmy® Award for “Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special,” while “I’ma Be Me” was also nominated for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.”

She’s lent her voice to animated feature films, including the upcoming Ice Ace: Collision Course, Ice Age: Continental Drift, and Rio, and appeared in Evan Almighty and Monster-In-Law. As a writer on “The Chris Rock Show,” she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy® Awards and in 1999 won for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.” In 2001, she won the American Comedy Award for “Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic” and three more Emmy®’s for her work on “Inside the NFL.” Her first book Yeah, I Said It, published by Simon & Schuster, is a hilarious collection of essays touching on life, family and current events.

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