September 10, 2008

Spotlight 29 Casino Welcomes the Hilarious, Emmy-Winning Wanda Sykes

COACHELLA, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready to laugh 'til your funny bone hurts when comedian Wanda Sykes takes over the microphone at Spotlight 29 Casino on October 18. The Emmy-winner has been called one of the funniest stand-up comics, and Entertainment Weekly calls her one of the "25 Funniest People in America." Sykes is starring along with special guest Keith Robinson.


Sykes first began working in stand up in 1987, and since then has had a successful career as a comic, a writer and an actor. In addition to her TV work, including "The New Adventures of Old Christine," she has appeared in more than a dozen movies, including "Evan Almighty,""Monster-in-Law" and "My Super Ex-Girlfriend," and has been heard in such animated features as "Barnyard" and "Over the Hedge."

She has been nominated as a performer and writer for three Emmys and won as a writer in 1999. In 2001, she won the American Comedy Award for Outstanding Female Stand-up Comic.

Her standup act is as timely as it is hilarious. Famously outspoken on just about every topic, Sykes recently said, "If you don't believe in same-sex marriage, then don't marry someone of the same sex!"

This concert is rated R, which is not at all unusual for Skyes. In fact, in August 2006, she told Entertainment Weekly, "People ask me to leave a phone message for their boyfriend and curse them out. I'm like, 'Get the f--- out of here, what's wrong with you? I'm not doing that.' And even then, they go, 'Ha-ha! She told me to get the f--- outta here, she's so funny!' I can't win."

This is a return visit to the Palm Springs area for Sykes. Her 2004 trip was called one of the five most memorable of the year by the Desert Sun newspaper. It could have been her act or her riding a Cessna down a downtown street that made it memorable. Either way, Sykes firmly established herself as a must-see performer in the Coachella Valley.

Tickets for Wanda Sykes and special guest Keith Robinson are $55 and $45 and are available now at, at the Spotlight 29 Casino Gift Shop or by calling Star Tickets at (800) 585-3737. Show time is 8 p.m. R Rated: Content May Not Be Suitable for all audiences. Must be 18 Years and accompanied by Adult 21+.

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