Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Wanda Sykes Show Cancelled

I have to admit, this does not come as a surprise. As much as I love Wanda Sykes, I must admit it was difficult watching this show. When the show started I was sooo excited because it seemed as if Wanda finally had a format that would allow her to be the brilliantly funny comedienne that we're extremely fond of. In the beginning I blew off the challenges as start-up woes. I figured the show was just trying to find its niche. But unfortunately that niche was never developed. I found myself repeatedly tuning in to a show that was just not that good. I don't know how much influence Wanda had in the direction of the show or if she had any creative input on the writing, but there was just something about the show that just was not working. I just could not force myself to watch this show (although I so wanted to).

My decision to stop watching the show has no bearing on my opinion of Sykes as an artist. I still consider her the funniest person on the planet right now. Her last stand up special, I'ma Be Me is the funniest thing to hit televsion since Dave Chappelle. Her advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community continues to amaze me. She is smart and beautiful. I pray that she continues to be relative and "hot" in an industry where you're only as good as your last project.

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