Named one of Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America, comedian Wanda Sykes is set to perform at the Terrace Theater/Long Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 8PM. This show is a presentation of Standout Productions.
Sykes currently hosts her own late night talk show, airing every Saturday on Fox and can be seen starring as “Barb” on the CBS comedy THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE.
Her HBO comedy special WANDA SYKES: SICK & TIRED debuted in October 2006 and was nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy for “Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.” Among the topics covered are: politics, gay marriage, karma, healthcare, racial profiling, the pressure of being a woman and the perks of getting older.
Sykes was seen in the feature films EVAN 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. She also starred and produced the Comedy Central show WANDA DOES IT where she tried various non-showbiz jobs.
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".
“Ms. Sykes is a wonderfully accomplished comedian and such a fireball,” said Dan Spellens, Director of Theaters & Entertainment for the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. “We are excited to welcome her to the Terrace Theater,” he concluded.
Ticket will be on sale beginning Monday, February 28th, at 10AM. Ticket prices range from $105.00 to $30.00 and can be purchased through TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.
Tickets are also available at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center Main Box Office located at 300 E. Ocean Boulevard. The Box Office is open from 10:00AM to 6:00PM Monday through Friday and 12:00PM to 4:00PM on Saturday.