Venue: Mystère Theatre
3300 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: October 3, 2014
Show Times: 9pm
Age Restriction: 18
$59.95 & $79.95
Wanda Sykes is well-versed in funny. She has won numerous awards for her work as a writer and comedian and was ranked by "Entertainment Weekly" as one of the 25 Funniest People in America. She has established herself as a successful actress through her roles in various sitcoms and movies.
She won over audiences in her role as Barbara Baran on "The New Adventures of Old Christine," which ran for five seasons on CBS. Julie Louis-Dreyfus starred in the Emmy-nominated sitcom. Sykes is also known for her frequent cameos on the HBO comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm," created by "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David.
Some of her more notable films include "Evan Almighty," "Monster-In-Law" and "My Super Ex-Girlfriend." She performed as a voice actor in the animated feature "Over the Hedge."
Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, and raised in Maryland, Sykes made her first performance as a stand-up comedian at a Coors Light Super Talent Showcase in Washington, D.C. From there she moved on to writing and spent five years as both a performer and writer for HBO's critically acclaimed "Chris Rock Show." Her talent was officially recognized when she was nominated for three Emmy Awards.
In 1991, Sykes won the Emmy for Outstanding Writer for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special. At the American Comedy Awards in 2001, Sykes won the Outstanding Female Comic Award. She won three more Emmys in 2002, 2004 and 2005 for her work on "Inside the NFL" for Outstanding Studio Show - Weekly.
Her HBO special, "Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired" debuted in 2006 and was nominated for a 2007 Emmy for "Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special."
In 2009, Sykes was given a late-night talk show on Fox, "The Wanda Sykes Show." That same year she was chosen as the featured entertainer for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, becoming the first African-American woman to get the role.
In 2010 the openly gay performer won a GLAAD award for promoting a good image of equal rights for gays and lesbians.
Along with appearing on television and the silver screen, Sykes has another medium to add to her resume. In 2010 she made her first appearance in a professional musical theater production as the role of Miss Hannigan in "Annie." The show was performed at The Media Theatre in Media, Penn. She played the role a second time in 2011.
Sykes appeared on television shows like "Drop Dead Diva" and "Bubble Guppies" in 2011 and on "Futurama" in 2012. Her most recent films include "Rio" in 2011 and "Ice Age: Continental Drift" in 2012.