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 2009, her second HBO stand up special “I’ma Be Me” premiered and was nominated for two Primetime Emmy awards. Her first HBO comedy special “Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired” debuted in 2006 and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.
In 2011, Wanda made a return to HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and in 2010 she starred on her own late night talk show on FOX, “The Wanda Sykes Show.” In the fall of 2003, she was seen on Fox's "Wanda at Large,” which she wrote, produced and starred in. She also has a one hour Comedy Central special called "Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied.”
She spent 5 years as a performer and writer for HBO's critically acclaimed "Chris Rock Show,” for which she was nominated for three Primetime Emmys and won an 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 Emmys, in 2002, 2004 and 2005, for her work on “Inside the NFL.”