Parents' Guide to

The Wanda Sykes Show

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Late-night comedy has iffy humor, awkward moments.

TV Fox Comedy 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 17+

Not As Funny As Chelsea

I think she copied Chelsea Handler's Show! It's set up the same way, with 3 comedians, a side kick (i.e. Chewy)... Not as funny.
age 14+

slanted way too left

no diversity in thought - slanted way too left.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (1):

The series creates an awkward tension as it attempts to combine political satire with an edited version of Sykes' trademark off-color humor. While some of her stand-up routines and pre-recorded skits have a few funny moments, most of the show is uncomfortably slow as Sykes attempts to deliver jokes in a style that doesn't match her personality.

Despite Sykes' restraint, the show's attempts at pushing network TV boundaries -- by featuring a transgendered personality and offering stereotypical racial commentary -- are obvious. Sykes' anti-conservative point of view is also pretty clear. It's definitely edgy, but as far as late-night comedy goes, it somehow misses the mark.

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