New Jersey Stage

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wanda Sykes Comes to New Brunswick

(New Brunswick, NJ) -- State Theatre and AM Productions present Emmy® Award-winning comedian Wanda Sykes on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 8pm. This performance contains mature content and is not suitable for children. First act performed by Keith Robinson, from Comedy Central Tickets range from $35-95.

Comedian and actress Wanda 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. In addition to her two HBO® stand-up specials—Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired and I'ma Be Me—Sykes is well-known for her appearances on The New Adventures of Old Christine, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Chris Rock Show. As a performer and writer on The Chris Rock 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 also won three more Emmy's® in 2002, 2004, and 2005, for her work on Inside the NFL for "Outstanding Studio Show." Sykes starred and produced the Comedy Central show Wanda Does It, where she tried various non-showbiz jobs. Her first book titled Yeah, I Said It, published by Simon and Schuster, hit bookstores in September 2004. Yeah, I Said It is a hilarious collection of essays.

Sykes has appeared in numerous feature films including Evan Almighty, Monster-In-Law, License to Wed, and My Super Ex-Girlfriend. She is also a voice in the animated films Rio, Over The Hedge, and The Barnyard.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm-5pm; and at least two hours prior to curtain on performance dates. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.