Wanda Sykes - Quotes

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The government shouldn't be involved in this because it's very simple. If you don't believe in same-sex marriage, then don't marry somebody of the same sex.

The government shouldn't be involved in this because it's very simple. If you don't believe in same-sex marriage, then don't marry somebody of the same sex.

Actually, I majored in marketing and I have a bachelor of science. ---->>>

If you feel like there's something out there that you're supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it. ---->>>

I'm here today because I refused to be unhappy. I took a chance. ---->>>

Men are dogs. Men are dogs. We got to stop it. Men are not dogs. Uh-uh. Dogs are loyal.

Men are dogs. Men are dogs. We got to stop it. Men are not dogs. Uh-uh. Dogs are loyal.

I don't understand why people really get upset about something that doesn't affect them at all. ---->>>

It's hard to get fired from the government. You have to, like, kill people. ---->>>

But I think funny and talent will always win out; I mean, of course there are hurdles, but I think if you're funny you will get over all of that. ---->>>

If you're passionate about your work, it makes the people around you want to be involved too. ---->>>

What drives the creative person is that we see it all. ---->>>

If something stinks, I say it stinks. But I try to massage it a little and not be as cutting, come behind it with a joke: Hey, I cut you deep, but now let me put a couple of stitches in you. ---->>>

It seems like when I first started, people got into comedy because they wanted to be good comedians. ---->>>

My worlds collide. When one things happens, it just starts a domino effect - everything else goes on. ---->>>

I'm here today because I hated everything else. ---->>>

It's not until you develop your own voice, your own persona onstage that you become your own comic, who you really are. ---->>>

If I did a talk show, this would allow me to speak on what's happening at that moment. I can be current, and I get to flex my stand-up muscle but stay at home without doing the traveling. ---->>>

I have problems with YouTube and things like that, when you catch it mid production. If I'm doing a show and I'm working on a bit and someone's there with a phone, they record it and put it online - it's not the finished product. ---->>>

Don't bother me while I'm eating, or when I'm coming out of the crackhouse or something. Just let me get going. ---->>>

A woman would pitch a joke. Nothing. Then a guy would pitch it and everybody would laugh. ---->>>

It's easier to rip somebody to shreds while you're making them laugh. ---->>>

Some government workers are dedicated and work hard, but most of them are just waiting to retire. ---->>>

I always want to go back and do stand-up; I like the freedom. ---->>>

I enjoy stand-up because it has the biggest reward: instant gratification. You can hear the people laughing. ---->>>

I have a funny family, but none of them are remotely in show business. ---->>>

Sometimes black people really want to hold onto our oppression - 'This is ours! This belongs to us.' You can't just talk about equality for somebody else. Let's pass it on. Let's pass it on to somebody else. At the end of the day, it is all about inequality.

Sometimes black people really want to hold onto our oppression - 'This is ours! This belongs to us.' You can't just talk about equality for somebody else. Let's pass it on. Let's pass it on to somebody else. At the end of the day, it is all about inequality.

I'm shy. I am. I mean, if I get around, you know, in a room of a bunch of people especially I - you know, I don't know or - it takes me a while to warm up. I'm - and the real me, I'm not as witty as, you know, as the comic Wanda. The comic, she's had time to work on some things. ---->>>

It wasn't until I became more confident with myself and I put myself forward instead of the jokes; at first it was put the jokes out there and I'm just behind the jokes. ---->>>

But sometimes the women writers will pitch something and I'll hear it, but the men will keep talking. ---->>>

And then also I think it's harder for women because comedy is so opposite of being ladylike. ---->>>

Back then, I was doing more of my impression of what a comic is supposed to do. ---->>>

I watch Jay. I watch 'Letterman'. I flip back and forth between 'Conan' and 'Letterman', especially the top of the show for those guys. ---->>>

In '87, I used to do this awful, awful James Brown impression. ---->>>

I don't like doing the same material over and over again. It's not fun. ---->>>

I guess because of my act, people think that I say things they want to say, and that they can just come up and say anything to me. ---->>>

I was funny around my family. My family, they're pretty funny, too. ---->>>

I watched a lot of comedy growing up. ---->>>

Men don't hear women. ---->>>

The first time onstage, a light went on. 'OK, this is my thing. I'm comfortable here. This is my thing.' ---->>>

I like doing a bunch of different things, being all over the place. ---->>>

I love Costas. He's knows too much, but he's a good guy. ---->>>

I really can't pinpoint the one moment when I said I want to be a comic. ---->>>

I think it's because my comedy is in your face, and it comes from a place that's real. ---->>>

I work hard. The staff and crew see how much energy I put into this project, and it makes them step up. ---->>>

I'm finally just relaxed and comfortable with who I am. ---->>>

I'm really funny now. ---->>>

Then you had people who wanted to get into comedy just to get a TV deal. ---->>>

Usually, there's nothing being thrown toward the stage or at me. Then I feel pretty good about it. ---->>>

When I'm not on T.V. or working on a movie, I'm on the road doing stand-up. That's my roots. ---->>>

I noticed recently, in the last few shows I did, that I'm starting to get people - not a large group, but quite a few people - who come to see me because they love Curb Your Enthusiasm. ---->>>

I'm always thinking of stuff; I just don't sit down and write it. I come up with material more as I go along; if something funny happens, I'll make a note of it on my phone. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-07, 1964
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
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Occupation: Comedian

Wanda Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American actress, comedian and writer. She was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1999. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of the 25 funniest people in America. She is also known for her role as Barb Baran on CBS' The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–10) and for appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm (2001–11) (wikipedia)