Sunday 19 May, 2019

10 Things to know about Kaaboo performer Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes

She has been called “one of the funniest stand-up comics” by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest Comedians, and guess what? She’s coming to Kaaboo!

Loop News is sharing 10 facts about comedian Wanda Sykes

1. Sykes holds a Bachelor of Science degree.

2. Prior to starting a career in comedy, her first job was a contracting specialist at the National Security Agency.

3. She was a part of the writing team for the Chris Rock Show.

4. Sykes is a multi-talented professional, having worked in script writing, acting and has even authored a few books.

5. Sykes has been nominated for nine Primetime Emmys.

6.  In November 2008, she publicly came out as a lesbian while at a same-sex marriage rally in Las Vegas.

7. Sykes is married to her 35-year-old partner, Alex Niedbalski, a French woman whom she met in 2006. The couple also became parents on April 27, 2009, when Alex gave birth to a pair of fraternal twins.

8. In 2018, it was announced that Sykes would be the head writer for the reboot of Roseanne.

9. Sykes was previously married to record producer David Hall.

10. The Kaaboo Festival will be Sykes first time in the Cayman Islands.

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