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Wanda Sykes, Page Hurwitz’s Push It Productions Inks First-Look Deal at Warner Bros. TV (Exclusive)

Wanda Sykes is getting into business with Warner Bros. TV. Push It Productions, the company founded by Sykes and Page Hurwitz, has signed a first-look deal with the studio. Push It has also hired former WBTV executive Rachel Davis as vp development. Under the two-year deal, the trio will develop both scripted and unscripted projects […]

Nick Kroll on Putting Together ‘History of the World, Part II’: “One of the Highlights of My Life”

“Most good sequels take at least 40 years to make,” joked executive producer Nick Kroll of his follow-up to 1981 Mel Brooks film History of the World, Part I. And indeed, 42 years later, History of the World, Part II has arrived from the team of Brooks, Kroll, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes and David Stassen, […]

‘History of the World, Part II’ Review: Hulu’s Mel Brooks Sequel Scores Enough Laughs to Keep You Coming Back

Brooks' 1981 film 'History of the World, Part I' gets an eight-episode series treatment featuring Nick Kroll, Ike Barinholtz and Wanda Sykes among its writer-producer-stars.

Trevor Noah on ‘Daily Show’ Guest Hosts Wanda Sykes, Leslie Jones: “I’ve Been Loving All of It”

Trevor Noah left the seat warm at The Daily Show and he’s enjoyed watching others sit in his old chair — particularly women and people of color. Noah left his successful seven-year stint as host of the late night show in December. So far, Leslie Jones and Wanda Sykes have filled in as guest hosts, […]

Nia Long on Working With Eddie Murphy in ‘You People,’ Clarifies “Blackfamous” Comments

Nia Long stopped by The Daily Show, guest-hosted by Wanda Sykes, on Wednesday, to talk about her two current projects You People and Missing. The actress stars opposite Eddie Murphy in Netflix’s You People, which follows a new couple and their drastically different families, “who find themselves examining modern love and family dynamics amidst clashing […]

Oscars Host Jimmy Kimmel Reacts to Noms, Betting on Awards Show: “They’re Encouraging Someone With a Gambling Problem to Slap Me”

The 2023 Oscar nominations were a hot topic on the late night talk shows on Tuesday night, with Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, James Corden and Daily Show guest host Wanda Sykes all joking about this year’s big nominees and snubs. Kimmel, who’s also hosting the Oscars on March 12, highlighted some of the bets being […]

Senator Slams Amazon’s ‘Ring Nation’ as Surveillance-State TV

Amazon’s synergistic plan for a lighthearted show based on footage culled from Ring, its controversial digital doorbell, is being denounced as surveillance-state TV in the tech press, activist circles and Congress. Amazon subsidiary MGM Television produces Ring Nation, slated to launch Sept. 26, which hopes to capitalize on both the long genre history of Candid […]

John Mulaney, Conan O’Brien to Headline New York Comedy Festival

The New York Comedy Festival, returning for its 18th year, has announced its 2022 headliners. John Mulaney, Conan O’Brien, Tracy Morgan, Wanda Sykes, Jenny Slate, Bill Maher, Jo Koy, JB Smoove, Jimmy O. Yang, Mo Amer, Shane Gillis, The Guilty Feminist, Nurse Blake, Ms. Pat and Bassem Youssef will headline this year’s festival, taking place […]

Wanda Sykes Speaks Her Mind: “I’m Not Beholden to the Purse Strings”

Wanda Sykes has every right to feel conflicted. She’s frustrated about a lot of what she sees on the news and in her industry, but, at 58, one could argue she’s never been in higher demand. The veteran stand-up, who made her name writing on The Chris Rock Show during the late ’90s, recently returned […]

Wanda Sykes “Still Traumatized” by Oscars Slap, Says She Is Disappointed Will Smith Wasn’t Escorted Out

Oscars co-host Wanda Sykes says she’s “still traumatized” by Will Smith slapping Chris Rock onstage and is disappointed by how the show handled the incident, as well as the industry’s reaction in the audience. “I just felt so awful for my friend Chris. And it was sickening, absolutely sickening,” Sykes tells Ellen DeGeneres in a clip […]

Oscars: Read Transcript of Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes’ Opening Monologue

Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes didn’t hold back at the 2022 Oscars. Before the hosts began their opening monologue, DJ Khaled took the stage to introduce the “three queens.” The musician praised Hall, Sykes and Schumer’s outfits before he shouted out nominee Will Smith and asked when Bad Boys 4 would come out. […]

Oscars Hosts Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes Take Aim at Nominees and Florida: “We’re Going to Have a Gay Night”

Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes got the festivities started with a bang Sunday at the 2022 Oscars. Following Beyoncé’s opening performance in Compton of King Richard’s Oscar-nominated song “Be Alive,” DJ Khaled burst onto the stage to give the co-hosts a proper introduction as all three women made their entrance at once. Sykes […]