Wanda Sykes: Her Busy Life

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Busy Woman Quotes: Wanda Sykes

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Wanda and Her Busy Life

“A woman would pitch a joke. Nothing. Then a guy would pitch it and everybody would laugh. ”
Wanda Sykes

“Actually, I majored in marketing and I have a bachelor of science.”
Wanda Sykes

“And then also I think it’s harder for women because comedy is so opposite of being ladylike. ”
Wanda Sykes

“Back then, I was doing more of my impression of what a comic is supposed to do. ”
Wanda Sykes

“But I think funny and talent will always win out; I mean, of course there are hurdles, but I think if you’re funny you will get over all of that. ”
Wanda Sykes

But sometimes the women writers will pitch something and I’ll hear it, but the men will keep talking.

Don’t bother me while I’m eating, or when I’m coming out of the crackhouse or something. Just let me get going. ”

“I always want to go back and do stand-up; I like the freedom. ”
Wanda Sykes

“I guess because of my act, people think that I say things they want to say, and that they can just come up and say anything to me. ”
Wanda Sykes

“I have a funny family, but none of them are remotely in show business. ”
Wanda Sykes

“I like doing a bunch of different things, being all over the place.” Wanda Sykes

“I love Costas. He’s knows too much, but he’s a good guy.”
Wanda Sykes

“I noticed recently, in the last few shows I did, that I’m starting to get people – not a large group, but quite a few people – who come to see me because they love Curb Your Enthusiasm. ”
Wanda Sykes

“I think it’s because my comedy is in your face, and it comes from a place that’s real. ”
Wanda Sykes

“I work hard. The staff and crew see how much energy I put into this project, and it makes them step up. ”
Wanda Sykes

“I’m here today because I hated everything else.” Wanda Sykes

“I’m here today because I refused to be unhappy. I took a chance.” Wanda Sykes

I’m really funny now. Wanda Sykes

If something stinks, I say it stinks. But I try to massage it a little and not be as cutting, come behind it with a joke: Hey, I cut you deep, but now let me put a couple of stitches in you.
Wanda Sykes

If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.
Wanda Sykes

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