Listen: Wanda Sykes, Jesse Thorn, Pootie Tang discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"Learn more or listen now search for wild ideas worth living. Welcome back to bullseye. I'm Jesse thorn. My guest is comedian writer and actress Wanda sites we talked back in two thousand sixteen I wanna play some comedy from your special from two thousand three telling untied. Okay, my guest is Wanda Sykes. So this is Wanda talking about a sitcom that was offered to her. Oh got much out of silicon menaul mole sitcom coming out. And I'm really excited about it. Because it's a it's a I did it. I came up with you know, before you get the door show that you wanna do you gotta listen to all of their bad ideas. And and a lot of bad ideas. You know, my agent would call me and she's like though want anyone hit is not town. What is she like are they want you to play of made? And you win the lottery, but you work in foot is family. So. To be their made. I say set it up. I wanna meet each people. Slept at dovey sat there right out? When you when you came out. It was almost it was almost accidentally, right? Like, you were not that you you figure that you would live the kind of life where you do your thing, and people know that need to know, and it's just not not a big party or public identity. I would live my life like most people live their lives like just normal. Just I didn't I didn't go there with an agenda to hey today. Is it I'm going to come out? Yeah. So how what were the circumstances? It was I was in Vegas, and I think I was playing at Planet Hollywood. And it was the national day of protests for the against the passage of prop eight in California. So I said, okay, guys, come on everybody. We're we're gonna find out where the protesters here said the game. Let's missed it. Okay. Let's go over there. And you. You know, we're gonna be there for the rally. So we were there and go people recognize me and everything. So the woman who was the the head of the gay and lesbian center. She's giving a speech, and he said, oh, you know, we have someone here with us. And she's been such a big supporter of the of the community. And we wanna thank her. And I'm looking around. I'm like, drew Barrymore more out here is is it pink drew Barrymore who's out here, you know. And just say, so if you will come up and say a few words, that'd be great. And she goes Wanda Sykes. And I'm like oh. And then I was like, oh, okay. They think I'm a supporter of the community. They don't know. I live in the community. You know? So I just yes, I just went up and gave my speech and next thing, you know, before, you know, I get back to my hotel room, my phone is blowing up, and you know, we just saw you CNN. What I call my publicist as I she was like, Yep. Yep. You're out good. Right. Okay. And that was it. It must be it must be a comfort to know that you can walk on stage and not feel like you are catching anyone on the wrong foot. When you talk about anything about who you are can just go up and be you right and people, you know, people know what they're getting as a comic. Yeah. Yeah. But, you know, early on though, at a couple of people didn't know, I think I did catch a couple of people off guard because I, you know, Dila show, and it was the way I kind of like guard this this audience that comes from which I love they they they've become fans from different shows, or you know, so there's a nice mixture. I have my pootie Tang fans. You know, they're usually high that I. I haven't been straight. I I. I have you know, curb your enthusiasm, and then just people who've been with me through stand up from the beginning, Chris rock show, and I have this beautiful group of fan.."