Wanda Sykes Lands Netflix Comedy Special, Set For 2019

In an interesting turn of events, Wanda Sykes has now joined the Netflix family as she will premiere an upcoming special in 2019. According to Deadline, the new project with Netflix will be the veteran comedian’s 5th special. If you can recall, earlier this year Sykes found herself in the headlines showing support to Mo’Nique for her “Boycott Netflix” initiative. Mo’Nique would go public about her negotiations with Netflix over a comedy special which Sykes would reveal she received a low offer, prompting her to go elsewhere. Well, it looks like that things are behind the two parties.

Wanda Sykes is heading to Netflix for her first stand-up comedy special on the Internet TV network. The hour-long special, produced by Sykes & Page Hurwitz’s Push It Productions, is set to launch globally in 2019. This will be Sykes’ fifth stand-up special and first on Netflix. Her previous comedy specials include the 2003 Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied, 2006 Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired, 2009 I’ma Be Me, and 2016 What Happened… Ms Sykes. She received Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for I’ma Be Me. She won an Emmy for outstanding writing for The Chris Rock Show, along with two other noms.