Wanda Sykes to Perform at Patriot Center

Posted: September 9, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: September 8, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Mason, University Life and the Office of Student Involvement announce the appearance of comedian and actor Wanda Sykes at the Patriot Center on Saturday, Oct. 15. Showtime is 8 p.m.   

Sykes has been called “one of the funniest stand-up comics” by her peers, and she ranks among Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Funniest People in America.  

Discounted tickets are on sale now at the Patriot Center box office for the Mason community with a valid Mason ID (limit two discounted tickets per ID). General public tickets go on sale Sept. 12 at all Ticketmaster locations.

Prices follow.  

Floor seats: Mason students, $17; Mason faculty, staff, families, $30; general public, $45

Stadium Seats: Mason students, $7; Mason faculty, staff, families, $20; general public, $35

Sykes had her own late-night talk show on Fox, “The Wanda Sykes Show,” from 2009 to 2010. In 2009, she was on HBO for her second stand-up special, “I’ma Be Me.” She also appeared as Barb in the CBS comedy “The New Adventures of Old Christine.”

Her first HBO comedy special, “Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired,” debuted in October 2006 and was nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.            

Sykes was seen in the feature films “Evan Almighty” and “Monster-In-Law” and was heard in the animated feature “Over the Hedge,” as well as “The Barnyard.” She spent five years as part of the HBO’s critically acclaimed “Chris Rock Show.” She also appeared in the feature films “Pootie Tang,” “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps” and “Down to Earth.” 

Her first book, “Yeah, I Said It,” was published in 2004 by Simon and Schuster.  

Currently, Sykes can be seen on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” or heard on Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers” as the voice of Gladys Murphy.


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