Comedian Wanda Sykes to Take The Stage in Long Beach
2013-06-25 · By Editor
Deemed one of the funniest stand-up comics by her peers and named one Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Funniest People in America, comedian Wanda Sykes is set to perform at the Terrace Theater on Saturday, September 14th, 2013, at 8PM. This show is a presentation of Icon Concerts.
Sykes’ smart-witted stand-up has sent her career in many different areas, including appearances on several television shows over the past two years. In 2012, she made a return to HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” starring opposite Larry David. In 2010, she starred in her own late night talk show on FOX, “The Wanda Sykes Show.” In October of 2009, her second HBO stand-up special “I’m a Be Me” premiered. It was taped at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC where she tackled topics like the first black president, gay cruises, being a new mom, and aging. The special was nominated for two 2010 Primetime Emmy awards: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.
In 2012, Sykes was heard in the animated feature “Ice Age: Continental Drift” as ‘Granny.’ In 2010, she was heard in the Fox animated feature “Rio” as ‘the Goose.’
Sykes has appeared in several feature films including, “Evan Almighty,” which she co-starred with Steve Carell, and “Monster-In-Law,” starring opposite Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda. Sykes also 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. “Yeah, I Said It” is a hilarious collection of essays touching on life, family and current events.
“We are thrilled to welcome back Wanda Sykes to the Terrace Theater,” said Dan Spellens, Director of Theaters & Entertainment for SMG at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. “Wanda is a sensational stand-up comedian, and we look forward to hosting her here in Long Beach,” he concluded.
Ticket prices are $35.50 to $65.50. To charge by phone, please call TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. The Box Office is located at 300 E. Ocean Boulevard, and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.