Ladies Night! Wanda Sykes Specials Coming To OWN Will Feature Women In Comedy!

June 8, 2013  |  

Following the success of Tyler Perry’s shows on OWN, Wanda Sykes is hoping for the same results.

Sykes, along with her business partner Paige Horowitz (they own Push It Productions) has teamed up with Harpo Studios to bring two comedy specials to OWN this summer.

According to EURweb, “Wanda Sykes Presents HERLARIOUS” will be a one hour comedy special that will air twice this July on OWN.  The show will feature many up and coming comedians such as Dominique Witten and Andi Smith.

Celebrity comedians will also appear on the show. So far, Kym Whitley, who also has her own reality show – Raising Whitley – on OWN, has been announced as one of the guests. Wanda Sykes will also make appearances in short sketches that will air during each show.

Wanda Sykes stays busy.  In addition to HERLARIOUS, Sykes seems to always pop up – whether in the physical sense or in a voice-over role – in a movie or television show. She also continues to do standup; she recently performed at a music and comedy festival in the Dominican Republic.

This could be a great look for her as OWN is in the midst of happier times with the success of The Haves and The Have Nots.  Hopefully, this show will give women in comedy a better platform to gain exposure because as we know, women aren’t as publicly celebrated in that field as their male counterparts.

HERLARIOUS will air on OWN Saturday, July 13th and Saturday, July 20th at 10pm.

Will you be watching?

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