Watch Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me

This television special filmed at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. is the second full length special for Wanda Sykes. The crowd gives her a big welcome. Since she is in Washington, Wanda devotes the first 30 minutes to jokes about President and Mrs. Obama. She talks about how now that there is a black president she can tap dance on camera and buy all the watermelon she wants. She jokes about being able to loosen up and not act so dignified. She talks about how she is waiting for the real black Michelle Obama to show herself. She also jokes about the metric system, Somali pirates, the education system and the Supreme Court justices.

She jokes about how it is harder being gay than black. She jokes about coming out black. Then she talks about her stand up comedy act on a cruise ship with all gay males. Wanda is a former writer for Chris Rock. She has the same ironic humor.

In the second half, she gets more personal. She talks about what it is like to be gay, married to a white woman and a new mother of twins. She joked about what getting older is like and how much harder it is to exercise. She even joked about Michael Jacksons death. This got her joking about celebrities and commercials. Like Sally Fields, in ads for Boniva, and Jamie Lee Curtis in ads for yogurt. She jokes about ads for Viagra type products. She jokes about her muffin top that she named and about wearing Spanx.

The last part is about getting her first bikini wax. Wanda Sykes does a 1 hour 27 minute stand up comedy special and keeps the audience laughing all the time. The tone of her comedy is irony, and she talks a lot about race and how different white people are from black people.

1 Season, 1 Episode
October 10, 2009
Cast: Wanda Sykes
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  • Smart, outspoken, opinionated and one of a kind. Three-time Emmy Award-winning actress/ comic Wanda Sykes returns to HBO for her second full-length stand-up special. Taped before a live audience at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., this riotous performance features Wanda's hilarious takes on such topics as the first black president, healthcare reform, pirates, coming out, her reflections on a gay cruise she just took, being a new mom, getting older, a painful recollection of her recent trip to the bikini waxing studio, and much more.

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