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Wanda Sykes to Open State Theatre's 87th Season, 9/21

Wanda Sykes to Open State Theatre's 87th Season, 9/21

Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand-up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America.

Her smart-witted stand up has sent her career in many different areas. Wanda kicks off the 87th season of the State Theatre on Saturday, September 21st at 8 PM.

Tickets to see Wanda Sykes are $79.50 for Gold Circle seating, $49.50 & $29.50 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street,Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610.252.3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org. Wanda Sykes at the State Theatre is presented by AM Productions.

Sykes was previously seen on several television shows these past 2 years. She' had her own late night talk show on FOX, "The Wanda Sykes Show". October of

2009 brought her second HBO stand up special "I'ma Be Me". She also appeared in the CBS comedy "The New Adventures of Old Christine" as "Barb". Her first 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.

Sykes was seen in the feature films "Evan Almighty," the sequel to "Bruce Almighty," in which she co-starred with Steve Carell, the feature film "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.

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