Comedian Wanda Sykes will perform at Bucknell University on Oct. 3. Her performance is part of the University's annual comedy event Center Stage, which also features student performers.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Student performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sykes will perform at 9 p.m.
The event is open to the public and takes place in Gerhard Fieldhouse. Bucknell students, faculty and staff enter free with BUID; a limited number of tickets are available to all others for $25 each at campus box office locations.
Sykes' smart-witted stand-up has led to success in the comedy clubs — she won the American Comedy Award for Outstanding Female Stand Up Comic in 2001 — as well as in television, feature films and publishing. Sykes also won a GLAAD award in 2010 for promoting a good image of equal rights for gays and lesbians.
She was nominated for three Emmy Awards as a performer and writer on The Chris Rock Show, and won for writing in 1999. Sykes earned three Emmy nominations for two HBO comedy specials in 2007 and 2010, and won in 2002, 2004 and 2005 for her work on Inside the NFL.
Sykes has had recurring roles on CBS' New Adventures of Old Christine and Curb Your Enthusiasm and currently plays Senator Rosalyn DuPeche on the Amazon Prime show Alpha House.
Her film career includes animated roles in Ice Age: Continental Drift and Rio, as well as live-action roles in Evan Almighty, Monster-In-Law and The Klumps.
Activities & Campus Events Center Stage is sponsored by Activities & Campus Events, a student-led organization with a mission is to provide fun and engaging social activities to the Bucknell campus community.
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