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Comedian Wanda Sykes To Perform At Purchase College

Comedian Wanda Sykes will perform at Purchase College.
Comedian Wanda Sykes will perform at Purchase College. Photo Credit: Contributed

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Comedian Wanda Sykes will bring her comedic talents to Purchase College during a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday Oct. 17 at the the Performing Arts Center.

Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand-up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand-up has sent her career in many different areas.

Sykes previously was on several television shows the past few years. She currently can be seen on the Amazon Prime show "Alpha House" created by Gary Trudeau about a group of Republican senators who share the same D.C. rental house; Last year, she made a return to HBO’s "Curb Your Enthusiasm." She also spent five years on CBS's "The New Adventures of Old Christine." In 2010 she starred on her own late night talk show on FOX, "The Wanda Sykes Show."

Other TV credits include Fox's "Wanda at Large," which she wrote, produced and starred in; Wanda Does It on Comedy Central and on Crank Yankers as the voice of Gladys Murphy.

She spent five years as part of the HBO's critically acclaimed "Chris Rock Show." As a performer and writer on the show, she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy's and in 1999 won the Emmy for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.’

In 2001, she won the American Comedy Award for ‘Outstanding Female Stand Up Comic.’ She won three more Emmy’s, in 2002, 2004 and 2005, for her work on "Inside the NFL" for ‘Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly.'

Ticket prices are $132, $72 and $52 and can be purchased at www.tickets.artcenter.org.

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