Wanda Sykes News

Jay Leno to Mentor Comics on NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING, 7/31
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Jay Leno, one of America's most popular comedians and the longtime former host of "The Tonight Show," will be the final comic mentor of the season as the "Title Round" of "Last Comic Standing" begins Thursday, July 31 (10-11 p.m. ET) on NBC. (more...)

Ralph Harris' MANISH BOY Opens 8/9 at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Funny Big Brother Productions presents MANish BOY, written & performed by RALPH HARRIS, as part of the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival/Fringe NYC. Nominated for the NAACP Theater Award for 'Best One Person Play,' MANish BOY is directed by Oz Scott with dramaturgy by Stacey McClain. (more...)

The Capitol Steps, Wanda Sykes, Mannheim Steamroller, Kenny Rogers and More Join The Van Wezel's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Seven spectacular shows just added to the upcoming 2014-15 season at the Van Wezel! Tickets go on sale Friday, July 25 at 10am at the Box Office, online, and by phone. (more...)

Jeff Ross is 'Roastmaster General' for NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING, 7/24
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Jeff Ross mentors the comics and Gilbert Gottfried is the man of the hour as the comedians learn the art of roasting on NBC's lively laughfest "Last Comic Standing," airing Thursday, July 24 (10-11 p.m. ET). (more...)

Wanda Sykes Headed to NJPAC, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Wanda Sykes on Friday, September, 19, 2014 at 8PM. Named one of the '25 Funniest People in America' by Entertainment Weekly, Wanda Sykes brings her smart-witted stand-up to the Prudential Hall stage. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

Vickie Shaw Set for I'M NOT YOUR ROLE MODEL Gala Evening at LA LGBT Center, 8/9
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and StandOut Productions present a gala evening celebrating the world premiere of Vickie Shaw's brand new comedy film, I'm Not Your Role Model, directed by StandOut's Andrea Meyerson A 'comedy Q&A' featuring Ms. Shaw and her funniest friends, Roxana Ward and Lisa Koch, will follow the screening. The audience is then invited to an outdoor reception in the beautiful courtyard of the Center's The Village at Ed Gould Plaza. The party will take place on Saturday, August 9, starting at 8 p.m. (more...)

Dennis Henlsey's THE MISMATCH GAME to Return to the Renberg Theatre, 8/8 & 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Dennis Hensley's The MisMatch Game returns to the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Renberg Theatre for two more of its riotously unpredictable performances on Friday and Sunday, August 8 and 10, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Joy Behar, Jennifer Coolidge, Susie Essman and Anita Wise Preview LIPSHTICK: THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND-UP in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Emmy Award winner and talk show host Joy Behar, 2 BROKE GIRLS star and 'Stiffler's Mom' from AMERICAN PIE fame Jennifer Coolidge, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM's Susie Essman, and Anita Wise came out for a special preview of The Venetian Las Vegas' LIPSHTICK: THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND-UP tonight at LAVO New York. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Scoop: LAST COMIC STANDING on NBC - Thursday, July 17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 14, 2014

Get all the scoop on LAST COMIC STANDING, airing on NBC on Thursday, July 17, 2014! (more...)

NBC Renews Trio of Alternative Series: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, LAST COMIC STANDING, and AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

As a sign of the prolific work being accomplished in the network's alternative division, NBC has given renewals to a 10th season of “America's Got Talent,” a ninth season of “Last Comic Standing” and a fourth season of “American Ninja Warrior,” which airs in partnership with Esquire Network. (more...)

LAST COMIC STANDING Coming to Paramount Theatre, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

America's most compelling comedy competition is coming to Colorado October 22 when NBC's Emmy Award-nominated series 'Last Comic Standing' showcases live. (more...)

Terry Crews Named Host of 2014 TCA AWARDS, 7/19
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?” host Terry Crews, the fan-favorite actor, comedian, and star of the hit precinct sitcom “BROOKLYN NINE-NINE,” will host the 30th Annual Television Critics Association (more...)

NBC to Air LAST COMIC STANDING ROOM ONLY Special, 6/29
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

America's favorite summer comedy, NBC's 'Last Comic Standing,' will air an all-new 'Last Comic Standing Room Only' special episode on Sunday, June 29 (9-11 p.m. ET). (more...)

LAST COMIC STANDING ROOM ONLY Special to Air 6/29 on NBC
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

America's favorite summer comedy, NBC's “Last Comic Standing,” will air an all-new “Last Comic Standing Room Only” special episode on Sunday, June 29 (9-11 p.m. ET). (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC - Week of June 30, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 24, 2014

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, airing on NBC for the week of June 30, 2014! (more...)

Listings for LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, June 23 to July 4
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2014


Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS - Week of 6/23
by TV Scoop - Jun 23, 2014

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS - Week of 6/23 (more...)

Top Ten Finalists are Revealed on LAST COMIC STANDING, Challenge Rounds Begin 6/26
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The last of the top 10 finalists were revealed in last night's episode of “Last Comic Standing,” ending the semi-final rounds of the Emmy-nominated series. The exciting challenge rounds, in which comics will be tested in a variety of comedy disciplines ranging from sketch comedy to improv, will kick off Thursday, June 26 (10-11 p.m. ET) on NBC with guest mentor Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Suburgatory”). (more...)

Photo Flash: Ellen Page, Rob Thomas & More Attend TrevorLIVE NY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

On Monday, June 16, The Trevor Project presented "TrevorLIVE" New York hosted by Wanda Sykes at the Marriott Marquis. The evening centered on a fantastic show that was directed by Adam Shankman. The Trevor Project also honored three visionaries who have made a difference in the LGBT community. Arianna Huffington was presented with the Trevor Hero Award, presented by Neil Patrick Harris. The Chief Information Officer and partner at Goldman Sachs, Marty Chavez, accepted the Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award on behalf of Goldman Sachs, which was presented by Zac Posen. The Trevor Youth Innovator Award presented by Wells Fargo was given to YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley. This annual red carpet event benefits the life-saving, life-affirming work of The Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) teens and young adults. (more...)

NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING to Let Viewers Give Favorite Eliminated Comic a 2nd Chance
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

NBC's "Last Comic Standing" is kicking off a "Comic Comeback" online competition on June 19 that will give fans of the popular series a chance to give their favorite eliminated comic a second chance to appear on the show. (more...)

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