September 3, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 04:00 PM ET

Wanda Sykes is here and she’s got
something to say...about everything!
No topic’s off limits.
Prop 8, President Obama, Sarah Palin –
the outrageous comedienne sounds off!


Send us your questions!

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Dodie   August 25th, 2010 8:52 pm ET

What is your opinion pertaining to the WikiLeaks fiasco? I understand today's report is generated from an internal CIA into the perception that the United States exports terrorism. Does anyone realize how much danger this will be to our troops?

elliott tso   August 25th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

What was funniest moment you had with Larry David, on or off camera?

Michael Armstrong Sr.   August 25th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

Ask Wanda if she has any jokes about Alvin Green yet .

Maisey   August 25th, 2010 9:06 pm ET

Wanda, Maisey here from Norfolk, Virginia, across the river from Portsmouth. What do you think of Virginia Attorney General Cuccinelli wanting to ban the audult listings on Craig's List?

Jenny   August 25th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

Is Esther behaving on live television tonight? 😉

Rob   August 25th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

Many celebs are real pet lovers and support pet rescue. How about you?

Salvador   August 25th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

As one of a few gay/lesbian role models, how are u really fighting for gay rights? I mean really fighting, not literally. Like get up in a congressmens face, being our voice.

Vickey   August 25th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

Wanda, what do we have to do, to get you to come to South Lake Tahoe, CA to intertain us. I love your comedy, your are the BEST.

Tina   August 25th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Do you think that Obama will drop Joe Biden and run with Hillary Clinton as VP in 2012?

Evelyn   August 25th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

What assistance can you provide to help The Sanctuary Project Veterans end Don't Ask Don't Tell? The Sanctuary Project Veterans is an activist ministry that advocates for service members, veterans, and their families impacted by Don't Ask Don't Tell.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   August 25th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

How does Wanda feel about Dr. Laura and the -N- word .

Helen   August 25th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Wanda are you this funny around your friends and family? we adore you

Fred   August 25th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

Do you think Obama will run in 2012? He has implied it in several interviews?

Thomas Lee   August 25th, 2010 9:12 pm ET


Where do you get your very funny material from?

JG   August 25th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

I have always been a fan of yours, but it seems to me that you have become funnier now that you have come out. You seem really very comfortable with yourself and your life and it really shows! Do you feel that coming out publicly has helped your career? (Love your hair, btw!)

Sonia   August 25th, 2010 9:13 pm ET


I have heard about "gaydar" but as a heterosexual female, I have failed miserably trying gaydar detection–could you explain to me in humorous terms how this works exactly?

Geronimo Esparza   August 25th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

Ms. Sykes
What message would u like to give Obama to possibly inspire him to rethink his opposition to Marriage Equality?

Fred   August 25th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

Do you think Obama will run in 2012? He has implied that he may not in several interviews.

kim   August 25th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

Wanda, how come your lips are so...SHINY?

Anne Marshall   August 25th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

Hi Wanda! I'm a huge fan and so happy for you and Alex. Could you share some of your insights and experiences in being in an interracial marriage? Are your children bi-racial?

mr.f.wil. from portsmouth va   August 25th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

what would you think about taking over the lary king show when he retires?

Hector Martinez   August 25th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Wanda, I saw you two weeks ago on Fire Island. You were so cool and down to earth. I love your work now, but love your dance steps as Biggie Shortie.

Question: Michelle Obama fighting Sarah Palin, Who would win?

G W. Stone   August 25th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Hey Wanda! Tell Harry Hi! Why don' t you stop saying the Washington, D.C. area and tell " em "bout Gambrills, MD. Good old " Arundel High school." And Harry never told me that you were a comedian ( however you would spell the female version of it. ) Continued good luck Wanda!

Peggy Licari   August 25th, 2010 9:14 pm ET


You were great on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Will you be on again?

Dan V.   August 25th, 2010 9:14 pm ET


Did you take any comedy classes in the DC area before you went pro? What did you take? Courses lIked, not-liked?


Eric   August 25th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

Do you encourage your children to be homosexual, or do you encourage them to express themselves however they want?

Audrey   August 25th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

Hi Wanda, you are a true comedian. However,

I desperately want to know how you get your hair the way it is.

Michael Armstrong Sr.   August 25th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

Does Wanda think the republicans will take the majority of the house in November .

Marjorie   August 25th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

What type of make-up do you use? How do you get your hair like that?

Susie Zigrossi   August 25th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

I would like to thank Wanda Sykes for making my mom and I laugh while she was battling cancer. She would have me rent (sick and tired) for all the people who helped take care of her. She loved all your jokes, and you always made her laugh and smile. Thank You Wanda. I wish she was still here because she would enjoy your new show on fox. Thanks again, and god bless funny lady..

Drew   August 25th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Is there any specific reason for choosing a lesbian partner that is white? Are you opposed to dating a black woman? I am 100% in support of you and your lifestyle, thank you for the laughs!!

Nasson Washington   August 25th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Wanda, whats up shorty look I want to know at the age of 44 am i too Old to start comedy? Im mad funny and I always knock dead.. (no for real I smell bad so i always knock em dead) lol P.S. YO I DON'T SMELL BAD NASSON WASHINGTON

Jeff   August 25th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

I like your show.

Myra Kraus   August 25th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

Wanda, were you the voice of the syndicated character, Susanne B. Anthony Jones? She was hysterically funny.

MikeyK   August 25th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

do you think Tiger Woods wife or his mother beat the crap out of him with the golf club or his mother in law ..?

Willie Menoken   August 25th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Hey Larry where did you get that tie from?

Carmen - Tampa   August 25th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Wanda: Do you take comedy ideas to develop? If so, where can I send.

Marvin   August 25th, 2010 9:23 pm ET


Tonights guest is is a good entertainer/comedian. The fact she is a lesbian is a choice she has made, but to ask for prayer? Who does she wish for others to pray? God is a Holy God whose Word defines clearly those sinful acts and no one has the right to spat at Him then ask for a blessing. We can pray God lead her away from the lifestyle – one of willful sin. If she should ask for forgiveness and the removal of those desires, He can do it.

Art in L.A.   August 25th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

What do you think on the latest research that saysthat 'Man' (both men and women) by nature are NOT monogamous?

Dodie   August 25th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

Wanda.. you let Dr. Laura have it. Just too funny I nominate Wanda as a better therapist than Dr.

Sherman Rainge   August 25th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Do you have political aspirations? You are smart and very politically astute so this would be a positive opportunity for the country to have an outspoken and clear person helping the citizens gain respect for public legislative employees. You would not have any difficulty in calling out bad representation we suffer through today.

Michelle   August 25th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Hey Wanda, Michelle here from Long Island, NY, I know you've been to and enjoy spending time at Cherry Grove...have you been to the Grove this summer? How often do you get to go there? I saw you there a couple of years ago, I was more than thrilled to know you knew about the Grove! Love your work! Thanks for the laughs!

ice death   August 25th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

what is the reason that the n word is used by most blacks?

VJ   August 25th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Wanda, what are your thoughts about Elin Woods comments about she's been thru Hell.....Doesn't she know that going thru Hell is when you can't afford to give your kids the next meals...I'll take her HELL any day....

John   August 25th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Does American have a political prisoner? What are the requirements to be consider as a political prisoner?

art   August 25th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

C'mon, Wanda. You know when Sarah Palin says, "How's that hopey-changey thing workin' fer ya?", you want to kick her butt all the way back to Wasilla!!

Salvador   August 25th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Since you'll be close to San Diego do u think u could stop by the Gay and Lesbian center to speak some wisdom to our youth?

Michael Armstrong Sr.   August 25th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Ask Wanda what she would do if Tiger Woods was her husband .

DebbieE   August 25th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Love Wanda when she is on stage doing her thing. But be careful downing Sarah Palins by using topic of lack of experience. If we talk strictly on experience, she has more than Obama..... hands down.

Salvador   August 25th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

What do u have to say about Don't Ask Don't Tell?

Bob Chomos   August 25th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Did you know that Wanda Sykes is not Marla Gibbs, who played the maid on the Jeffersons and was also on 227? Have they ever met?

Yamz   August 25th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

You go, girl!!! Listening to you on Larry King right now:) .."in my 47 years, I never heard one my black friends start a sentence by saying...'I was listening to Dr. Laura..." LOL hahahaha soo funnY! Tell it how it is...

Lainie Mack   August 25th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Wanda Sykes, I LOVE listening to you–scripted or not–because you aren't just funny–ha, ha–but you're smart as hell and you're tuned in to the political scene and your comments are real and very insightful.
Keep on keepin' it real, Wanda.

UpNorthGal   August 25th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

I'm a heterosexual woman who has no doubts about her sexual persuasions . . . BUT! Wanda Sykes is one gorgeous woman! She's bright, informed, has beautiful skin, funny, clever, cute . . . she is one impressive package. When I grow up . . . I wanna be just like her!

Lynn Warneke, Cincinnati   August 25th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

Back to Levi Johnston for a minute... is he even old enough to run for public office?

Rhonda Buckingham   August 25th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Dear Larry, I truly thank you for having Wanda Sykes on your show to tell how we blacks feel about Dr, Laura and listening to her show . Wanda told it all and kept it real we would never listen to a ranting woman like Dr. Laura just the name would turn me off,

Richard Gosselin   August 25th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

I agree with Wanda but on some points but here is what I have to say as a Canadian. I follow your news channels and really the more Americans talk the less intelligent you seem. I had back surgery 2 years ago cost me nothing why do you Americans argue about health care it great never o have to worry about cost. But Dr. Laura thing I don t underatand why black people can have black pride and white people can not I think this is really the root of race hating

LEROU SMITH   August 25th, 2010 9:37 pm ET


ahmed   August 25th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

how do you feel about the oil spill

Elizabeth   August 25th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

Hi Wanda! My partner is Brazilian. After almost 14 years together, I've learned Portuguese and she's learned English. Do you speak French? Will you learn French? By the way, we love your comedy and love your sense of humor. Take care!

Michael Armstrong Sr.   August 25th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Ask Wanda how she feels about the new Mosque in New York .

Megan Soccorso   August 25th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Thank you for being such a positive role model for gay women! Do you think your children will have a hard time having gay mothers and an interracial marriage? I know your kids will be fine, but do you worry about classmates and how they will react?

Alice   August 25th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Wanda what advice do you have for potential comedians who have the talent but dont have financial support to be a star like you???

Justine   August 25th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

If Wanda Sykes is a comedian, and comedy is her busines, would she laugh at bleeped out humor mocking President Obama?

Smith in Oregon   August 25th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

Seven month's ago, high level Taliban leaders and commanders met with UN envoys and Karzai envoys in a very determined attempt to forge a peace treaty between the Taliban fighters and Karzai's Afghanistan government.

America's CIA and Pakistani ISI agents burst into the peace talks, and arrested those assembled. Both the UN and Karzai were shocked that the CIA would destroy a ongoing peace meeting that was taking place. For weeks CIA propaganda fed to the News Media outlets touted the arrest of Mr. Baradar, the 2nd. highest ranking Taliban leader and 23 commanders.

The problem was, all of those Taliban commanders were under the complete protection of the Pakistan government for years in various Pakistani ISI safe houses. The 'lucky break' by the CIA was all a lie. Pakistan had learned that the peace treaty being crafted had excluded Pakistan and pulled the plug on the peace treaty.

“We picked up Baradar and the other Taliban commanders because they were trying to make a deal without us,” said a Pakistani ISI official speaking anonymously. "We protect the Taliban. They are dependent on us. We are not going to allow them to make a deal with Karzai and India (to build the trans Afghanistan pipeline, TAP).

Hundreds of American soldiers have since died because that UN-Karzai-Taliban peace treaty was disrupted by America's CIA and the Pakistani ISI agents.

Smith in Oregon   August 25th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

America's CIA and Pakistan's ISI are actively preventing the trans-Afghanistan natural Pipeline from being built across Afghanistan and delivering Natural Gas to New Delhi, India. The TAP project and completion would undoubtedly reward Afghanistan citizens yearly from the leasing contract much as Alaskan residents are given a percentage of the lease costs every year. Good news for the absolutely poor Afghanistan right? Then why is America's CIA bocking it when it would obviously be 'peaceful' and beneficial?

Alice from Dominica in the Caribbean   August 25th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Wanda what advice do you have for potential comedians who havr the talent but dont have the financial support to be a star like you??

Richard Gosselin   August 25th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

How do I call Larry

John   August 25th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Larry, why do you continue to have guests who defame Sarah Palin? What does Wanda Sykes know about Sarah Palin that is actually factual? Palin's popularity with many Americans is unquestionable. I would suggest you give equal time to those who support Sarah Palin's views. This posting from an Independent voter who voted for Obama.

FreddyB in Charlotte   August 25th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Could you ask Wanda how she feels about Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray and that sitution. Thanks.

Amanda Montgomery   August 25th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Do you have a few nannies?

tana   August 25th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Hi wanda. Love your acting! How is is to work with Larry David? you work so well together! will we see you together next season?

book lady   August 25th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Hey Wanda-

Love your comedy most of the time. Did Larry ask you to have your "girls" busting out during his show?????

Mary   August 25th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

If gay marriages are made legal does than not give the okay for other arrangements like multiple spouses? There are some cultures that condone it, maybe that is the next step in the marriage debate

Karen   August 25th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

I am from Vancouver BC Canada & I don't think there's a person in this country that thinks Obama is Muslim. However, we all agree on one thing, your media is very slanted & gives too much credence to the far-right. They seem to jump on anything, true or not , that will bring the nuts out in force. If you're dumb, lie and undermine your own country, that's OK, as long as you pander to the far-right and & make sure your friends line their pockets. Starting a war in the wrong country & leaving over 4000 of your sons & daughters dead, that's OK too. Halliburton did OK in Iraq, that must count for something, right? In any other country, that's treason, & I don't care how dumb you are. The media should get back to hard news & leave the celebrity stuff to Entertainment tonight.

Sam Risk   August 25th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Wanda is Little Bobby a real person? Also Clara Buckley and I Adore you!! You are our IDOL!!!!!!!!!!!

S tuart H   August 25th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Wanda, is that really coffee in your mug? Lets get real, its 10PM EST. How about a bourbon, or a scotch. A night cap would be more appropriate, for sure. Don't you think?

Derek   August 25th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

I love Wanda and I am a big supporter of gay marriage, and while the constitution says you can't discriminate, it also leaves jurisdiction over things like marriage to the states. Do you think that the federal government will actually get involved? (wouldn't be the first time they overstepped their bounds...)

Naza   August 25th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Thank you for being you. Thank you for comedy. I appreciate your point of view and wish you and your partner much success, "Bonne Chance!"

KT   August 25th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Ask Wanda if she has actually read SB1070. If she has, hen she would know the bill specifically prohibits racial profiling. She would also know that the police would only be allowed to ask about a suspects immigration status when they are already being stopped for having broken the law.

Some people may cling desperately to the race card, but if you don't want to be pulled over... Don't speed, don't drive 10 under the limit, signal your turns and wear your seat belt. Don't swerve all over the road, don't cut people off, don't run red lights. You know, follow the law? As a child of a legal immigrant who came here in the 1950s I find the sense of entitlement that illegals seem to display personally offensive.

Rebekah   August 25th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

I am a huge fan of Wanda- you are fabulous! However I am wondering if you know that "separation of church and state" is not actually found in the constitution. Larry, probably a good idea to brief people on the constitution before they go live on the air- it will give more validity to their arguments.

Ann Marie Davis   August 25th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Hi Wanda, on a serious note...What is your view on what I call 'the sound track for violence' hip hop. Ganster rap used to be underground now it appears to play father, mother and minister to todays youth. I've always valued your view and love to know what you think...

Tiger   August 25th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

Wanda, If it was not for the "Race Card", do you feel your "Career" would have been as successful?

mary in toronto   August 25th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

Wanda is the best. I feel that the Bush Tax Cut recipients are the worst welfare cases of entitlement (not the 99ers) and a real parasite ton the average American. What do you think?

Donna   August 25th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

I absolutely adore Wanda! She's hysterical! There are very few comedians that I really like, but she is definitely one of them. Craig Ferguson is the only other comedian that I really like. I just think she's fantastic! Cracks me up! She's great!

Kevin   August 25th, 2010 10:07 pm ET

I find it amazing when people ask comedians their opinions on political issues as if they are experts. Wanda Sykes is not knowledgeable about anything political. She is insulting at times regarding conservatives and has made outrageous and personal statements that are hurtful. I do not find her funny at all. And finally, to be honest, why do we, the public need to know her sexuality? She does not need to know mine and it would be better off if she would keep it private. Oh, by the way I am heterosexual.

Dave Adelberg   August 25th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

Wanda, You're very cool,
Why do you think there aren't more White comics "telling it like it is" like you? and, if you could, would you support a non partisan group of intelligent comics dedicated to the belief, that when Human Beings do good things, good things will happen, and, to lambass (with humor), those who don't.
Dave Adelberg
Vancouver, Canada

Cindy   August 25th, 2010 10:12 pm ET

I thought the comment that "not one black friend said she was listening to Dr. Laura" was very funny. I think, though, that it handed a dig to the caller as much as Dr. Laura. The Dr. Laura incident is the same as the mosque controversy in that it's a lot of time spent on nothing in comparison to the time that should be spent on discussing jobs and the economy.

Fredericka Caldwell   August 25th, 2010 10:16 pm ET

Want to know about Wanda Sykes' hair–love it. What is the process–straw set or other? also want to know what products are used. Been wanting to go natural for ages. THANKS.

Cajazz76:24:8   August 25th, 2010 10:39 pm ET

My best to Wanda..your show is terrific..Do you know any jokes for Michael Armstoned Sr.? He is a terrific comedian, but he needs a few more riddles from your long resume of awesome humor..and from the multitude of files you refresh your shtick with..pleasant evening to you..

Linda English   August 25th, 2010 10:57 pm ET

I truly enjoy Wanda Sykes. She is so much fun.

However, I have comments on the flooding in Pakistan and the lack of response from the people in the U.S.

These are my thoughts; I am a loyal citizen of our country. I support our troops. I voted for Obama and proudly worked on his presidential campaign.

I am, however, a nobody. Like most Americans, I think Pakistan is helping Osama Bin Laden to hide and continue his reign of terror and lead in the recruiting of Taliban young people in our country.

I also believe that is also why Americans are so slow in coming to the aid of the Pakistani people in their hour of need.

Give us Bin Laden. We give you help, Pakistan. Fair?

Cajazz76:24:8   August 25th, 2010 11:54 pm ET

@Linda English...the government of Pakistan and the armed forces in that country have been losing the lives of thousands in their efforts to bring the tyrant and murderer Usama bin Laden to justice, or at least, his silent tongue on a platter...served cold. Be ' fair ' to them and allow them the credence for their efforts.

Cajazz76:24:8   August 26th, 2010 12:04 am ET

Congratulations to CNN and especially the LKL Tonight blog. The Hannity Blog..which was adorned as the cannot compete with your adoring and awesome contributors....and that is TERRIFIC... lolololol ..caj

Travis Hayes   August 26th, 2010 12:11 am ET

im 17 i live in hampton roads where wanda came from her being a military kid like me and i am planning to join the marines ask her how she feels about military involvement in pakistan against the country instead of helping the people cause right now our country is sending troops to pakistan to fight taliban instead of assisting in the rebuild of the country.

Justin collins   August 26th, 2010 12:12 am ET

Hi my name is justin and i just wanted to say that i look up to you as w wonman and bc you and i have some thing in comman im gay as welll.. ans what i want to ask you is when you go out with the one you love do people call or look at you funny just bc your with a woman and what do you do about it and can you tell me what i can do to not that them get to me for being happy and the one i love

Reno Rivera   August 26th, 2010 12:13 am ET

Wanda is their any advice that you can offer for those who are having a hard time coming out to their parents and or family!?

Greg in KY   August 26th, 2010 12:15 am ET

Who does Wanda credit as giving her her one big break or her mentor who helped her out?

The Frankie   August 26th, 2010 12:15 am ET

China controls everything on the internet, taking censorship to a whole new level. I worry about books becoming more and more online instead of in print. How do you feel about Obama working with China regarding the internet?

Yvetaud   August 26th, 2010 12:18 am ET

Please King Larry

Ask her this question for me

What do you think about Wyclef Jean who wanted running for the Haiti presidency?

L. V.Banfield.   August 26th, 2010 12:18 am ET

Always loved Wanda, However, my friends and I are very tired of hearing about her talk about "Her Wife". We get it! There is nothing wrong about with being a Lesbian. We just don't need to hear it each and every time. We Know about her white babies, We get it! She needs to concentrate on being funny.

Will   August 26th, 2010 12:34 am ET


I am Bi-sexual and have not came out.
Do you have any advice on dealing with certain people or friends who are against being gay or bi-sexual? I would appreciate your advice or comments.

Will from Ohio.

Della   August 26th, 2010 12:35 am ET

Wanda, how closely portrayed to yourself was your character on Curb Your Enthusiasm?

Jason   August 26th, 2010 12:37 am ET

Although what she said was funny, I think Wanda avoided the question about Dr. Laura. Why is Dr. Laura in hot water for using the "n-word" when so many rappers and comedians use (abuse) it so often?

Teresa   August 26th, 2010 12:37 am ET

Are partners who got married in California married now? Like Ellen Degeneres got married, but since her marriage, the law was changed.. I know they consider themselves married, but are they legally married?

larry   August 26th, 2010 12:42 am ET

Larry please ask wanda, on how she plan to raise a boy?, On the knowledge on how to be a boy and a Man, on how a man is suspose to treat women, or it will not matter if he choose to be gay also.

Lara   August 26th, 2010 12:50 am ET

Hey Wanda. I'm ingaged to my girlfriend of 4 1/2 yrs & we're waiting patiently for PA to allow us to marry. we want to have a baby & we were goin to do invetro, i give her my egg & we get's goin to be very expensive...around how much was it the way you two had babies? PS you're a very strong woman & in that, I respect you so much! Thank you!

Judy   August 26th, 2010 12:51 am ET

Quite honestly I did not enjoy Wanda Sykes at all. I think she has a problem with the white race, nothing good said about anyone of them this evening that you asked her about. Too bad, I use to think she was a good entertainer but I've changed my opinion. Secondly, I think that you have to look at the Political problems in this country with honesty, I don't feel that she does.

Lois from Tucson   August 26th, 2010 12:51 am ET

Just have to say I absolutely love Wanda; the interview was great! Saw her weekly show last season–every one of them. She, Kathy Griffin and Sarah Silverman are probably the "edgiest" comediennes right now. Their raw honesty drops my jaw and makes me laugh and I'd love to see them on TV more often. Wanda's show wasn't renewed unfortunately. I'd love to see her weekly on her own HBO series. I wish this funny lady a very long career.

Christina   August 26th, 2010 1:01 am ET

I love Wanda as a comedian... but her answers to all of your questions seem so vague I can only wonder if she really knows what she's talking about and some of her answers are so obviously discriminatory and/or racist... as in Tiger's wife getting money should 'cushion' the pain, give me a frinckin' break, I know she's a lesbian but surely she's been a hurt woman and knows that money doesn't cushion that sort of thing if you are real about your emotions... and what the hell, this illegal thing isn't about Mexicans, but NO other country is dumping their citizens into our country by the MULTIPLE DOZENS Every single night like Mexico is... if Canada started dumping them through the borders in the same exact way Mexico is, i am certain there would be just as much an uproar about them, so get over the color thing, it is NOT about race, it is about being ILLEGAL... I wonder, what does she think about Obama suing those States that oppose illegal immigration and are trying to fight the violence that illegals bring to their towns and counties etc? I may not see her the same ever again.... her vagueness seems a bit oblivious to me.

mary   August 26th, 2010 1:48 am ET

Wanda Sykes is a racist. Never a negative word about blacks even Tiger Woods who cheated on his wife. If Rush Limbaugh would have called her a terrorist like she called him, it would not have been funny and she refused to take it back. I can't believe, Larry , that you would have such a out and out racist on your show. Shame on you!

Seth   August 26th, 2010 3:54 am ET

What are your views on the Second Amendment and do you fell that during hurrican Katrina that the mayor of New Orleans had the right to disarm the citizens?

stewart   August 26th, 2010 5:18 am ET

I like the way u keep it real with ur hair,real woman?

Inge   August 26th, 2010 5:46 am ET

Wanda Sykes for president!!!! Love her!!

mary Kathryn Baker   August 26th, 2010 9:01 am ET

Love Esther..hate Esther. How did you come up with name. Love that skit. I use your line all time at the gym Oh and how about etch-a-scketch for brains..sooootrue! You make me laugh thanks mkb:)

Ted   August 26th, 2010 12:34 pm ET

@ Linda English

Don´t ever say that you are a nobody!!
You are as valuable human being as anybody else in this huge country and you may be a much better person than the ones screwing up in Washington.
If you have an opinion, say it, write it or even sing it, but let other people know that you have something to say.
If you want other people to respect you than start respecting yourself.
Look in the mirror every morning and tell yourself that you are good, you are pretty and you are smart. Once you convinced yourself than you are on the way to do the same to others.
Good luck and be proud of what you are or what you can be!

IKHAN   August 26th, 2010 3:01 pm ET

Hi Larry,
Hi folks,
on the mark as always.
@Linda English
Pakistani military casualties exceed those of the coalition & Americans, fighting this fight for us. Civilian deaths in Pakistan at the hands of the terrorists and other foreign elements interested in destabilizing the country are horrific.
Pity is that most Americans do not know.

Kate   September 3rd, 2010 7:56 pm ET

Are you going to be in any upcoming movies that the whole family can see? We enjoyed you in Over the Hedge.

Carol   September 3rd, 2010 9:06 pm ET


I just love you and find you to be such a funny lady! How and when did you get your start in comedy!

Carol from Pepperell MA

jonathan   September 3rd, 2010 9:10 pm ET

Was there ever a time where you felt rejected or you didn't have anyone you thought you could turn to? If so how did you over come that challenge?

Ladd   September 3rd, 2010 9:11 pm ET

Wanda, I'm a big fan. Why do you use so much lip gloss?

Adilson panzo   September 3rd, 2010 9:13 pm ET

hi Wanda you are so funny , I love you , I like your voice . bye bye .

Elizabeth   September 3rd, 2010 9:15 pm ET


My beloved third male child displays femanine tendacies. Our song is, "I love you just the way you are." He's nine and I would die for him. My husband says he would beat it out of him. I said I will kill you first. Your thoughts?

liz barney   September 3rd, 2010 9:21 pm ET

Larry said a weatherman "never admits they were wrong." Check wsfb/ct and Scot Haney's hilarious morning after a weather report that was wrong. He had an egg taped on his forehead with packaging tape as he gave the weather report and at 6:30 AM a peer smashed it because he was owning up to his mistake and had "egg on his face."

James Reed   September 3rd, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Ms. Wanda. What if your take on GOD. Not religion?

jarul   September 3rd, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Wanda...huge fan. You are hilarious. On Dr. Laura....I'm a black man and I used to listen to Dr. Laura quite a bit. She is very entertaining. I wouldn't follow her advise but its funny to listen to her so direct with people. She reminds me of the Judge Judy for radio.

Cajazz76:24:8   September 3rd, 2010 9:37 pm ET


I find it extremely odd you find what Wanda is or does, any of your business...Many people live in horrendous and uncultured wastelands, but in the absence of curiosity or differences or acceptance, most of them do not even know it..caj

Cajazz76:24:8   September 3rd, 2010 9:39 pm ET


You are sweet and very real...caj

Cajazz76:24:8   September 3rd, 2010 9:45 pm ET


I can only assume that Wanda wears enough lip gloss so that through reflection, we see that the nature of the human animal is more alike than different..caj

Charlotte Jakan   September 3rd, 2010 9:48 pm ET

I don't understand Ms Sykes comments about Tiger Wood's ex wife. I don't care how much she gets, she deserves every penny. Would Ms Sykes feel differently if Elin were African American? I never thought I'd ask that question, but it seems that everyone who makes fun of Elin is black, whether it be a man or a woman.

Jai   September 3rd, 2010 9:48 pm ET

We are you coming to visit us at your "Home By The sea" Hampton University We love you!!!

GAL   September 3rd, 2010 9:50 pm ET


Our oldest son is gay and we knew that was the case very early on. If your husband does not immediately change his understanding of sexual orientation, please, please get your son out of a dangerous environment! Even if your husband does not physically abuse your son, the emotional trauma with be huge.

GAL   September 3rd, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Reposted due to auto-moderator intervention...

Our oldest son is g ay and and we knew that was the case very early on. If your husband does not immediately change his understanding of s exual o rientation, please, please get your son out of a d angerous environment! Even if your husband does not physically a buse your son, the emotional trauma with be huge

Rosalind   September 3rd, 2010 10:38 pm ET

If you died today, do you know where you are going? If your answer is yes. Praise the Lord! If not ask God for forgiveness because no fornicators, Homosexuals, lesbians or liars ect. will enter into the kingdon of God.. He is no repector of persons. Remember it is not about you it is about what the Savior has done for you. The flesh will always want to sin and that is what it is.

Storm   September 4th, 2010 12:06 am ET

Ask Wanda Sykes,when did she discover that she was interested in woman?

Steve   September 4th, 2010 12:16 am ET

Steve from Tampa. Wanda are you still touring? When are you coming to FL and what's next for you. I love your act and think you are one of the funniest female comics out there. Congrats on the family and do you think you two will have any more kids?

Chris   September 4th, 2010 12:18 am ET

Hey Wanda!
What advice do you have for kids who are confused about their sexuality?
P.S. You are so funny, and I love you so much!

Linda   September 4th, 2010 12:32 am ET

I really hope Wanda's comments tonight were from her comedy act and not to be taken too seriously.........

Carol   September 4th, 2010 5:10 am ET

I loved the chemistry between you and Jane Fonda in "Mother-in-Law". What and when is your next movie?

Barbara   September 4th, 2010 6:56 am ET

I would like to see Wanda run for office! She makes more sense than all these politicans put together!! Go for it Wanda!!!!

Cajazz76:24:8   September 4th, 2010 12:05 pm ET


How odd and pompous your comment. You seem to think that Wanda Sykes is a 24/7 comedienne with no viable or active sentiments on reality.
Humor is the confirmation of intelligence and self respect and dignity, a pronouncement that human achievement and superiority to all that comes to pass....and pass they all will, everybody in the slow lane of distorted amusements...caj

Cajazz76:24:8   September 4th, 2010 12:18 pm ET

Charlotte Jakan

It 'seems' to me that you are ' webbed ' or bound to hear black on white reactions or comments as extraordinary or unusual. Why can it not be possible that a white woman's happiness be found at the length of large proportions of currency compounding the interest of a black man's misery.

stefi   September 5th, 2010 5:47 am ET

She is an outstanding woman and great comedian.Go girl we love you!

stefi   September 5th, 2010 5:50 am ET

And we love your great president.

kathleen,DuPage counrty IL   September 7th, 2010 3:37 pm ET

Why don't they let the voters from all 50 states vote on the prop 8 issue& since gays couples the from other 49 state when to calfornia to get a gay marriage done.So why don't they let all 50 states have a voice in that issue& If the major of voters in all 50 states are against it then they should ban it.Cause it not fair of just the 1 state voting on that issue& keep on hearing about this on the news progams.They should let all of the voters in all 50 states vote on it & if the majority of the votes are against it then they should stop doing it&stop bring this issue up &they should have it on the ballot in each state for each president election &mid-term election every other yr,so new voters each time would have a voice in it also.And if each time if the mojority are againist it then it SHOULDN'T be overturned by a judge, then only time the judge should overturn it is if the majority are for it next time around&then reinstated if they against it again in the majority.

Carole   September 8th, 2010 12:33 pm ET

CHAIA KING Larry's daughter would have been a far better replacement, and great for his legacy! Why didn't I see her listed as a possible replacement? That; was a no-brainer CNN.

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