Wanda Sykes Quotes

36 Wanda Sykes quotes:

"A woman would pitch a joke. Nothing. Then a guy would pitch it and everybody would laugh."
"Actually, I majored in marketing and I have a bachelor of science."
"Also, Def Jam came along, and everybody was doing it without really practicing or trying to be better comics, just trying to get on TV."
"And then also I think it's harder for women because comedy is so opposite of being ladylike."
"Back then, I was doing more of my impression of what a comic is supposed to do."
"But I think funny and talent will always win out; I mean, of course there are hurdles, but I think if you're funny you will get over all of that."
"But I understand that relationship; I understand how the mother-in-law, daughter-in-law relationship has so many conflicts because it's so forced."
"But sometimes the women writers will pitch something and I'll hear it, but the men will keep talking."
"Don't bother me while I'm eating, or when I'm coming out of the crackhouse or something. Just let me get going."
"I always want to go back and do stand-up; I like the freedom."
"I don't know if it's a woman's tone of voice or training. Maybe guys are like, When I go home, I have to hear it. Right now I'm at work."
"I guess because of my act, people think that I say things they want to say, and that they can just come up and say anything to me."
"I have a funny family, but none of them are remotely in show business."
"I like doing a bunch of different things, being all over the place."
"I love Costas. He's knows too much, but he's a good guy."
"I noticed recently, in the last few shows I did, that I'm starting to get people - not a large group, but quite a few people - who come to see me because they love Curb Your Enthusiasm."
"I think it's because my comedy is in your face, and it comes from a place that's real."
"I was really gifted at being able to construct a joke, but it's like they weren't even memorable, my first jokes, because they were so about nothing."
"I work hard. The staff and crew see how much energy I put into this project, and it makes them step up."
"I'm a big Cosby fan. I respect the man."

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