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Wanda Sykes

Emmy Award-Winning Comedian, Actress & Author

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 Wanda Sykes Biography

Wanda Sykes is a comedian, actress, and author. Her own stand-up special "Herlarious" which aired in July 2019. She made a return to HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” starring opposite Larry David in 2019. In 2010 she starred on her own late-night talk show on FOX, “The Wanda Sykes Show”. In October of 2009 her second HBO stand up special “I’ma Be Me” premiered. It was taped at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC where she tackled topics like the first black president, gay cruises, being a new mom and aging. The special was nominated for two 2010 Primetime Emmy awards: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

In July 2012 she was heard in the animated feature Ice Age: Continental Drift as ‘Granny.’ In 2010 she was heard in the Fox animated feature Rio as ‘the Goose.’

Her first HBO comedy special “Wanda Sykes; Sick and Tired” debuted in October 2006 and was nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. It was taped in Seattle Washington and covered everything from racial profiling to gay marriage.

Sykes was seen in the feature films Evan Almighty, the sequel to Bruce Almighty, in which she co-starred with Steve Carell, the New Line feature Monster-In-Law starring opposite Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, and was heard in the animated feature Over The Hedge for Dreamworks as well as The Barnyard for Paramount Pictures.

She can also be seen co-starring with Luke Wilson and Uma Thurman in the romantic comedy My Super Ex-Girlfriend. Sykes starred and produced the Comedy Central show "Wanda Does It" where she tried various non-showbiz jobs. Her first book titled "Yeah, I Said It," published by Simon and Schuster, hit bookstores in September 2004.

She spent 5 years as part of the HBO's critically acclaimed "Chris Rock Show." As a performer and writer on the show, she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy's and in 1999 won the Emmy for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special." In 2001, she won the American Comedy Award for "Outstanding Female Stand Up Comic". She won three more Emmy’s, in 2002, 2004 and 2005, for her work on “Inside the NFL” for “Outstanding Studio Show - Weekly- Inside The NFL".

In 2010 she won a GLAAD award for promoting a good image of equal rights for gays and lesbians. She also appeared in the feature films: Pootie Tang, Nutty Professor 2; The Klumps, and Down to Earth.

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I Was a Hypocrite, Now I Am Delivered and Set Free

I Was a Hypocrite, Now I Am Delivered and Set Free

Yeah, I Said It

Yeah, I Said It

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    Booking fees for Wanda Sykes, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Wanda Sykes, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Wanda Sykes?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Wanda Sykes for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Wanda Sykes for your next private or corporate function.
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Wanda Sykes

Emmy Award-Winning Comedian, Actress & Author

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Chicago, IL, USA
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Live Event: $100,000 - $200,000  
Virtual Event: $100,000 - $200,000

Wanda Sykes Biography

Wanda Sykes is a comedian, actress, and author. Her own stand-up special "Herlarious" which aired in July 2019. She made a return to HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” starring opposite Larry David in 2019. In 2010 she starred on her own late-night talk show on FOX, “The Wanda Sykes Show”. In October of 2009 her second HBO stand up special “I’ma Be Me” premiered. It was taped at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC where she tackled topics like the first black president, gay cruises, being a new mom and aging. The special was nominated for two 2010 Primetime Emmy awards: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

In July 2012 she was heard in the animated feature Ice Age: Continental Drift as ‘Granny.’ In 2010 she was heard in the Fox animated feature Rio as ‘the Goose.’

Her first HBO comedy special “Wanda Sykes; Sick and Tired” debuted in October 2006 and was nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. It was taped in Seattle Washington and covered everything from racial profiling to gay marriage.

Sykes was seen in the feature films Evan Almighty, the sequel to Bruce Almighty, in which she co-starred with Steve Carell, the New Line feature Monster-In-Law starring opposite Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, and was heard in the animated feature Over The Hedge for Dreamworks as well as The Barnyard for Paramount Pictures.

She can also be seen co-starring with Luke Wilson and Uma Thurman in the romantic comedy My Super Ex-Girlfriend. Sykes starred and produced the Comedy Central show "Wanda Does It" where she tried various non-showbiz jobs. Her first book titled "Yeah, I Said It," published by Simon and Schuster, hit bookstores in September 2004.

She spent 5 years as part of the HBO's critically acclaimed "Chris Rock Show." As a performer and writer on the show, she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy's and in 1999 won the Emmy for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special." In 2001, she won the American Comedy Award for "Outstanding Female Stand Up Comic". She won three more Emmy’s, in 2002, 2004 and 2005, for her work on “Inside the NFL” for “Outstanding Studio Show - Weekly- Inside The NFL".

In 2010 she won a GLAAD award for promoting a good image of equal rights for gays and lesbians. She also appeared in the feature films: Pootie Tang, Nutty Professor 2; The Klumps, and Down to Earth.

Wanda Sykes Videos

  • Wanda Sykes Hates The Bachelor | Netflix Is A Joke
    Wanda Sykes thinks The Bachelor promotes bad behavior, but she has an idea on how to make the rose ceremony less romantic.
  • Wanda Sykes' Kids' Homework Is Kicking Her Butt
    Wanda Sykes chatted with Ellen about her summer, which included having to do her kids' summer reading homework with them, and getting frustrated by...
  • Wanda Sykes Talks Trump Comedy | The View
    The comedian discusses the current White House administration and what happened to the country as a result.

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  • How to book Wanda Sykes?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Wanda Sykes for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Wanda Sykes, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Wanda Sykes or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Wanda Sykes?

    Booking fees for Wanda Sykes, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Wanda Sykes, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Wanda Sykes?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Wanda Sykes for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Wanda Sykes for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Wanda Sykes or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Wanda Sykes or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Wanda Sykes is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Wanda Sykes for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Wanda Sykes generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jessica Williams, Tig Notaro, Melissa Etheridge, Issa Rae and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Wanda Sykes for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Wanda Sykes Speaker Videos

  • Wanda Sykes Hates The Bachelor | Netflix Is A Joke
    Wanda Sykes thinks The Bachelor promotes bad behavior, but she has an idea on how to make the rose ceremony less romantic.
    Wanda Sykes' Kids' Homework Is Kicking Her Butt
    Wanda Sykes chatted with Ellen about her summer, which included having to do her kids' summer reading homework with them, and getting frustrated by the record heat in France. Plus, Wanda talked...
  • Wanda Sykes Talks Trump Comedy | The View
    The comedian discusses the current White House administration and what happened to the country as a result.

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