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Wanda Sykes to Host Press Correspondents' Dinner — Awesome?

Wanda Sykes to Host Press Correspondents' Dinner — Awesome?

Over the next few months comedian Wanda Sykes better figure out a way to make President Obama funny. Wanda revealed yesterday that she will host the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner on May 9. No word yet if Heidi and Spencer will get an invite this year.

Wanda is a DC native, and dove into politics last year by announcing at a pro-gay marriage rally that she is in fact a lesbian.

She joked yesterday: "The first thing I did when they asked me to do this gig — I made sure my taxes were paid." Judging from that remark, Wanda won't have much trouble making us laugh this Spring.


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Grandpa Grandpa 7 years
It will be fun to watch, any way it ends up.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 7 years
She is hilarious and in this situation Jude I think she'll do a better job than Colbert would. I can just imagine all the inappropriate uncomfortable topics she'll bring up with Obama. I think Colbert was better suited for ripping Bush a new one.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Oh this is sweet
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
And haus, that is hilarious!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
amy, I thought that was funny too.
Michelann Michelann 7 years
She has awesome comedic timing and her jokes are really sharp. I just hope she's not going to go soft on Obama ;)
hope2be hope2be 7 years
I've always liked her!
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
I wish it was Colbert again.
stephley stephley 7 years
Dang Janneth give the man time! It hasn't been a month yet.
janneth janneth 7 years
That is the one downside of Obama. He just isn't that funny. He hasn't done any stupid things. He is serious and smart. He loves his (own) wife.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 7 years
She is hilarious - love her!
amybdk amybdk 7 years
It makes no difference to me. I do love this though: "She joked yesterday: "The first thing I did when they asked me to do this gig — I made sure my taxes were paid."
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
I love her.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years in fact I cant stand her voice...if she is on TV, i cannot change it quick enough.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 7 years
Awesome! I predict plenty of walk-outs by members of congress and lots of footage that even C-Span won't air. She's gonna rip someone a new one. Wonder if she'll bring her new wife?
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
She's a hoot.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
I think that was part of her stand up act, I watched it and she has this whole thing about putting single mothers in the white house in offices like budgeting because no one knows how to stretch a buck like a single mom! I think the line was something like "16 million on bombs! Judy? Didn't you say bombs were on sale at Target this week?"
stephley stephley 7 years
I just now read an article suggesting she's make a great Commerce Secretary - maybe while she's in town...
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