Wanda Sykes' 2019 Netflix stand-up special, "I'm an Entertainer," used little of her pre-March 2020 material.
Sykes was drawn to the radioactive events of the pandemic, from COVID vaccines to the.
Jan 6 revolt, trans rights to the murders of Black Americans like George Floyd.
Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Elijah McClain. The fatalities and racial reckoning that followed were not funny.“All.
That stuff just kept piling on,” Sykes says, her voice quieter and more uncertain than her caustic.
Southern twang onstage. “I wanted to talk about it, but I didn’t know how to make it funny. We were.
Furious”The 59-year-old comic searched her personal life for racial humor. She begins with her marriage to Alex Sykes, a.
Frenchwoman whose naive white privilege Sykes lovingly and exasperatingly mocks.