Comedienne Sommore Says Sheryl Underwood Is Phony, And Speaks On What She Says Really Happened In That Conference Call
In September, everyone was talking about Sheryl Underwood after she revealed on her talk show, “The Talk,” that comediennes Sommore, Adele Givens and Laura Hayes could be overheard talking very badly about her on a conference call for Queens of Comedy. She received not just sympathy, but cheers from a lot of people because of how she used what mean things she heard to get better as a comedienne and become the co-host of “The Talk.” However, Givens and Hayes called bull on the story, and now, so is Sommore.
In a chat with The Breakfast Club to promote her appearance at the New York Comedy Festival this weekend, Sommore cleared some things up about Underwood’s conference call story when she was asked what the deal was by Charlamagne.
“Sheryl Underwood, Jesus…The thing about it is, I’m a chandelier. I always call myself a chandelier. I don’t hate on nobody. I don’t compare myself to nobody. I don’t compete with nobody else. I just try to be the best me I can be. Miss Underwood was never considered to be a Queen of Comedy. Never. What she was talking about, was the project that we were discussing about going into prisons and doing comedy for inmates. And she overheard a conversation about us. You know, when you’re doing business, when it comes down to the details of things, sometimes you don’t really want to hear all that. Even when an agent is going in to talk about their client, they don’t bring their client with them because some things that are said might not sound good to them. So that’s what basically happened.”
Sommore says that it bothered her that Underwood felt the way she did and put her on blast on the show, but only because at an event right before the conference call story came out, Underwood was being phony towards her. But Sommore made it clear that she is not, and never has been friends with “The Talk” co-host.
“And the thing that bothered me about it was that I seen her about two weeks before she said this on television. And we were at Steve Harvey’s Hoodie Awards, and she did this skit where she called up all the comedians on stage and she was calling me. All the people that was there they can attest to this. She kept saying ‘Sommore come on up on stage’. And I didn’t go. Because first of all, I don’t rock with her like that. And one thing I’m not, I’m not phony. I don’t rock with her like that. And it was weird because people were like,’Where is she? I just seen her?’ I didn’t dip out, I just didn’t move.
It’s not that I don’t like her, I’m cordial to her. I just don’t rock with her like that. Meaning, I’m not getting ready to come up and be part of your skit–for what? You do you, do what you do. So what was crazy was, if you felt that way about me or that I wronged you, why would you invite me on stage? See, I don’t like people that have ulterior motives. I felt like, you’re on TV every single day and you obviously ran out of stuff to talk about. I didn’t even recall the conversation. We were talking about business, it wasn’t even funny. I can’t even imagine it being funny.”
Still don’t know who or what to believe in all of this, but check out Sommore’s convo with The Breakfast Club below. The chat about Underwood starts around the 5:30 mark.