Wanda Sykes on Liz Cheney’s Great Hair, Returning to Society After Quarantine & “The Upshaws”

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Published on May 13, 2021

Wanda talks about being out in public again, going on a plane for the first time in a while, celebrating Mother’s Day, her mom’s love of casinos, The Wall Street Journal publishing a picture of her at nine years old, her brother Harry being the funniest one in the family, working with Mike Epps on Netflix’s “The Upshaws,” having to shut down in the middle of production because of the pandemic, Kim Fields playing her sister on the show, watching the news less with Trump gone, and Liz Cheney’s great hair.

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  • Frank Benlin 3 years ago

    Attn. graphics department; We need a McCarthy with Cheney’s hair, please. Thank you.

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  • RS my lifestyle show 3 years ago

    I feel so wow this interview

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  • Eva Andersson 3 years ago

    Wanda Sykes is the funniest woman, in the world! Great interview, Jimmy!

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  • SUSANNE STEINHOFF 3 years ago

    The laughter is getting ready to rumble with the Great Wanda don’t give Fuca Zone.

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  • nou monroe 3 years ago

    LOVE HER!

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  • Tom Poster 3 years ago

    “licked my ball for good luck”… Classic. Support The Arts America!

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  • PJ Miller 3 years ago

    One of the funniest women in the industry. Her gig on ‘Old Christine’ was hilarious. So wish that show was still on. Julia Louis-Dreyfus played old Christine. Clark Gregg played her ex. Best cast too.

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  • Mr. & Mrs. D. 3 years ago

    Wanda is smart since you can still transmit the virus to others while fully vaccinated

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  • blackeyedlily 3 years ago

    Wanda is right, no matter what you think of Liz Cheney, she does have great hair!

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  • KJMax 3 years ago

    I have not seen Wanda for so many years. So good to have a double laugh. Thanks Jimmy all the way from NZ.

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  • James Gray 3 years ago

    After seeing all the gross habits of people on planes. Clean is good.

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  • Marvin Martion 3 years ago

    Nice to see things looking like normal, guests on the show and Wanda is awesome!

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  • no one 3 years ago

    A very smart woman!!!

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  • suzi perret 3 years ago

    Wonder Woman Wanda!

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  • Michael Soldier 3 years ago

    Wanda is a national treasure. His long till she gets that Mark Twain prize!?

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  • Potter Potter 3 years ago

    from Canada, 2 feet of snow

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  • Lisa B 3 years ago

    Wanda Sykes is always fabulous.

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  • Dol l 3 years ago

    10:28 Math skills Jimmy, MATH SKILLZZZZ

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  • Al Millar 3 years ago

    The World needs more Wanda Sykes.

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  • Kelly Green 3 years ago

    I would watch absolutely anything if she is in it!!!!

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  • David Pumkins Man 3 years ago

    Biggie Shorty lives!

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  • Mónica Quezada 3 years ago

    If I show a picture of me at 8-9 yo, to Wanda, we will notice the resemblance. We could be cousins.

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  • Teddy Bearington III 3 years ago

    GOAT

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  • Beverlee Dorine 3 years ago

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  • Victoria de Manila 3 years ago

    ….not the feet but you could get infected through your shoes.

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  • Erik 3 years ago

    Good interview all around.

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  • J O 3 years ago

    Do not forget to wipe your behind…

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  • Ms Elizabeth 3 years ago

    Bowling alley…ick.

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  • T Parker 3 years ago

    Funny, I received pajamas and a mug, but the words on the mug were: Promoted to be a grandmother, Est.2021. I read it without paying much attention to the words, I just said thank you, I break enough of them so it’ll be useful. My daughter looked at me and said, please read it again..then my jaw dropped..
    She is married for a few years now, and I should have expected it, but all of a sudden I was looking at her, you are my baby..:)

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  • JP Biscuit 3 years ago

    The socks are your barrier to protection. LMAO Bowling shoes are not an issue. LMAO

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  • JP Biscuit 3 years ago

    If a big “body sock” company comes up,, maybe we should consider buying stocks.

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  • Yuan Wu 3 years ago

    why this interview feels a bit awkward?

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  • Jeff Harper 3 years ago

    I accidently discovered Wanda on YouTube in it’s early days when they would copy something from the 70s, 80s etc. TV, movies and specials and paste it into a video. I can still remember it now and she had a nice black leather jacket on for the set. She is a comedic assassin (thank you Mr. Seinfeld). Two words from that set: ‘drink man’.

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  • Anne Biggins 3 years ago

    Ms. Sykes has just the right amount spunk! Hope you will tour to make us all laugh!

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  • Globe Trotter 3 years ago

    Wanda is hella funny. I flew from Hong Kong to San Francisco in February of 2018 and my seatmates wiped everything down almost including my balls. Wise women. Hahahaha…

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  • Viki Demos 3 years ago

    One of the funniest shows I attended in NYC years ago. I was rolling lol. Sharp wit!

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  • Mimi G 3 years ago

    I love Wanda

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  • D wood 3 years ago

    Famously Naomi Campbell used to wipe down her seat in first class and everything else, years before Covid…..

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  • da Gobbo Grotto 3 years ago

    Love this woman, so funny

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  • mntnrder 3 years ago

    I usually stand by my claim that Wanda has never made me laugh, but I saw some pictures of her with her French trophy wife, that definitely made me laugh

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  • RM M 3 years ago

    Oh wait!! It just hit me this is actually a face to face episode, finally!

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  • SAMZIRRA 3 years ago

    I had just finished watching a couple clips of Wanda back in the day. I swear she looks 15 years younger now than she did 15 years ago

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  • Christel Headington 3 years ago

    “Nothing personal Jimmy, but I don’t want to touch you.” Love her jacket.

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  • Rose Noreska 3 years ago

    Yes vaccinated or not, we’re all still have to wear our masks because of the variants and possible mutations.

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  • Lisa Negra 3 years ago

    Ohhh those good ole days of giving your kids money to buy you a gift…. it’s been @ 5 years since I have stopped

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  • Free Radt 3 years ago

    A woman I met back in the day would say whenever she met someone she didn’t like when we would go out, the way she would que me, she would say to that person, “you have really nice eyebrows.” It still makes me laugh!

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  • Ebby C 3 years ago

    ” she is now fully vaccinated”. Never thought I’d hear that as an intro to a celebrity on a talk show but, here we are.

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  • James Gambrell 3 years ago

    Wanda’s already thinking about the NEXT pandemic.

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  • Priscila Peterle 3 years ago

    She’s not wrong – Liz Cheney really does have some amazing hair.

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  • Martin Shewfelt 3 years ago

    Why was she wiping everything down in the plane when the CDC said there’s a 1 in 10,000 chance of surface contamination?

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  • Vince The ShamWow Guy 3 years ago

    The election was a FRAUD. Trump is Commander in Chief. The sleepers will awaken. And the traitors will hang.

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  • goulash64 3 years ago

    When you have Wanda Sykes on your show, don’t interrupt her, just let her talk. Whenever she’s on any show, I’m like “shut up Jimmy or whoever.” Wanda is funnier than you, let her talk!

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  • MikeIdy6000 3 years ago

    Wanda looks FABULOUS

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  • gjoraya 3 years ago

    I love everything Wanda Sykes has been in.

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  • Anthony Nelson 3 years ago

    Oooh poor rich celebrities who had the privilege of staying home for a year. Give me a break.

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  • Adolphe Sax 3 years ago

    Wanda should make a sitcom based on her own life! It would be fun with her white, French wife and her own black American, southern family!

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  • Cheri 3 years ago

    good interview

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  • Cheri 3 years ago

    I see that Wanda is different but that’s what makes her funny.

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  • Linda Guy 3 years ago

    Shes so right liz u got the best hair.

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  • Abby Rhode 3 years ago

    Liz has awesome hair is right Wanda. I also admire Diana Ross’s hair. Those two got it goin on.

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  • Mark9898 3 years ago

    Wanda is cool, she would be the perfect airplane seatmate.

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  • Patty Gould 3 years ago

    I’ve missed her.

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  • Jessica Barber 3 years ago

    If your brought up Catholic. You wash your hands every time u go to the bathroom. Before every meal. Bath before bed or wash your hands face and feet before bed. Ash Wednesday is the only day u walked around with a speck of dirt on your forehead. My guess corona was in the bible some where.

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  • Tig Lilly 3 years ago

    I missed Wanda. Nice to see you again! I’m so glad you tried out to be funny because you sure do make me laugh

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  • Randy Schwing 3 years ago

    Wanda for President. The Rock as VP. Or the other way round. Dont care….just need these 2 in charge.

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  • K Craig 3 years ago

    I need to see Liz hair on Kevin.

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  • Crystal Telf 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Kim Fields! Love the new show!

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  • Bilen Regassa 3 years ago

    I would watch anything with Wanda in it <3

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  • Global Warmhugs 3 years ago

    I’ve been a fan since I was a kid. Love Wanda!!

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  • No TRUMPS 3 years ago

    Love tht WANDA!!!!!

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  • DJ Divine Justice 3 years ago

    Love her!! More and more!!!!

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  • Issac Nichols 3 years ago

    I decided to aid and sent the video to the social network. Hopefully the popularity will rise.

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  • fakerating 3 years ago

    I totally agree with Wanda: we can all agree Liz Cheney has great hair. Too bad many can’t admit she is a horrible hateful person, with no respect for anyone unlike her.

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  • Andrea Besserman 3 years ago

    Liz Cheney does have great hair. And giant balls. Go Liz!!!!!

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  • 52ponybike 3 years ago

    I’ve been in love with Wanda since forever! But shhhh, I’m an old White guy. Pedicure? LOL.

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