Wanda Sykes Wants It All

With a TV show, book, tour and movie career, the brash comedian has lots of outlets for her anger

Sassy Wanda Sykes is Sassing her way to a career of sassifying. See, Sykes hates that word, and she's at her funniest when she's angry. "Sassy to me is a put-down. It's given to black women. No one calls Ellen DeGeneres sassy. No one calls Robin Williams sassy. And that's a sassy man," she says. "Sassy is all attitude and no content. And I've got something to say."

So much that Sykes feels the need to say it everywhere: a new sitcom on Comedy Central, Wanda Does It; a book, Yeah, I Said It; a 31-city comedy big-venue stand-up tour, The...

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