Premium TV network EPIX announced today that it will spotlight the “straightforward and no-nonsense” comedy of comedian, writer and actress Wanda Sykes, in the one-hour Original Comedy Event “What Happened…Ms. Sykes?” – her first stand-up performance for the network, which will make its World Premiere on EPIX on Friday, October 21 at 10pm ET/PT, 9pm C.
“What Happened…Ms. Sykes?” will be filmed on May 21, 2016, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. The special will focus on Wanda’s life, family, race and politics as she questions, “How Did I Get Here?”
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Wanda Sykes said: “I’m excited to be partnering with EPIX for this show. It’s been too long since my last special, but just like a new Sade album, it takes time to deliver pure genius. You can thank me later.”
Mark S. Greenberg, President & CEO of EPIX, said: “Wanda delivers first-rate stand-up comedy that touches on culturally-relevant and sometimes controversial topics with her own brand of humor that has captivated audiences for nearly two decades. We look forward to celebrating that legacy as well as her funny, honest takes on parenting and family life in her first special for EPIX.”
“What Happened…Ms. Sykes?” is an EPIX Original Comedy Event produced by Push It Productions’ Page Hurwitz and Wanda Sykes, directed by Liz Patrick. Ross Bernard is the executive producer for EPIX, Valerie Bishop is the producer for EPIX and Rachèle “Rocky” Benloulou-