By Laura Hertzfeld
December 27, 2013 at 03:54 PM EST

Kristin Chenoweth as a singing teacher is less than popular when Wanda Sykes is her hard-to-teach student. In the clip below from the OWN comedy special Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious, the comedian is put to the test by Chenoweth’s singing lessons in a sendup of reality singing shows, and we’re treated to some seriously off-key scales of “Unique, New York.”

The first episode of Sykes’ two-part special airs Jan. 4 on OWN at 10 p.m. ET. The show, which is a mix of stand up, variety, and sketch comedy, features guest stars including Jeff Probst, Wayne Brady, and more.