Wanda Sykes is a stand up comedian whose routines frequently focus on issues such as gender differences, daily life and current events. Much of her comedic effect comes from a well developed timing and delivery.
Wanda Sykes began her career in stand up during a talent competition in 1987 in Washington, DC. She began appearing in local comedy clubs before moving to New York City in 1992. She became a writer for The Chris Rock Show, and continued performing live. She soon got parts in movies including Pootie Tang and Over the Hedge. She has also appeared in numerous television shows including HBO's Inside the NFL and her own, short-lived Fox network sitcom, Wanda at Large.