7 Facts About Wanda Sykes

1. In 2018, it was announced that Wanda Sykes would be the head writer for the reboot of Roseanne.

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2. In 2013, Wanda Sykes appeared in eight episodes of Amazon's Alpha House, a political comedy series written by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau.

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3. In response, Wanda Sykes quipped: "I hope his [Limbaugh's] kidneys fail, how 'bout that? Needs a little waterboarding, that's what he needs.

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4. At this event, Wanda Sykes made controversial headlines as she responded to conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh's comments regarding President Barack Obama.

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5. In May 2009, Wanda Sykes was the featured entertainer for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, becoming both the first African American woman and the first openly LGBT person to get the role.

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6. In October 2008, Wanda Sykes appeared in a television ad for the Think Before You Speak Campaign, an advertising campaign by GLSEN aimed at curbing homophobic slang in youth communities.

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7. The same year, Wanda Sykes appeared in an hour-long Comedy Central special, Tongue Untied.

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