Press Tour Diary: 'The Wanda Sykes Show'
WHO: Wanda Sykes, exec producers Eddie Feldmann and John Ridley.
PREMISE: Saturday late-night talk show starring one of my favorite comedians.
3:10 pm: Sykes offers a preview of Wanda: “I will be on the show.” All joking aside, she says “it’ll be a wrap-up of the week from my point of view” via skits, panels, etc.
3:12 pm: Musical guests will not be a regular part of the show. “But if Dick Cheney puts out a hip-hop album, we’re booking him,” Sykes deadpans.
3:14 pm: Why have there been so few minorities in late-night? Cracks Sykes: “Um, white people.”
3:16 pm: Sykes will turn up on the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. And she remains a series regular on The New Adventures of Old Christine.
3:18 pm: Has Sykes ever been invited to be a guest on Fox News? “I did get invited, but it was something about washing windows. I think. Don’t quote me on that.”
3:19 pm: The room has run out of questions and there’s still 25 minutes left!
3:24 pm: [Crickets]
3:25 pm: On being a female comic: “I put the funny first. I just happen to have boobs.”
3:27 pm: Further proof this session was over 15 minutes ago: A reporter just asked Sykes to discuss her “comic footprint.”
3:28 pm: Breaking news: Sykes, a registered Democrat, reveals that she has previously voted Republican!
3:33 pm: A reporter just asked Sykes how we can get tickets to her show. Jesus, someone — anyone — put this session out of its misery!
3:35 pm: OMG, Jesus heard me!
Coming up next: The session for Lie to Me.