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  • Wanda Sykes Has No Remorse for 2009 Limbaugh Attack: 'He's Just a Big Bully' (Video)

    08/26/2010 5:08:42 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 26, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    It was a performance that even liberal bomb-thrower Keith Olbermann said was over the top immediately after the fact - the May 2009 White House Correspondents' Dinner, which Wanda Sykes took some harsh digs at conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh. However over a year later, the comedienne shows no remorse for her remarks about Limbaugh. She appeared on the Aug. 25 broadcast of CNN's "Larry King Live" and revisited the occasion, which she said she hoped Limbaugh's "kidneys failed" since he wanted President Barack Obama to fail, even though that part of her attack on Limbaugh was conspicuously missing...
  • Rush Limbaugh: I know I'll be destroyed eventually (this is really sad)

    05/27/2010 8:16:28 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 155 replies · 5,173+ views
    wnd ^ | 5/26/2010 | Joe Kovacs
    He's the most-listened-to personality in the history of U.S. radio, but Rush Limbaugh feared for his life recently and said he knows he faces destruction at some point, to the delight of some of the American public. In an e-mail sent to Zev Chafets, author of the new book "Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One," Limbaugh admitted, "I know I am a target and I know I will be destroyed eventually. I fear that all I have accomplished and all the wealth I have accumulated will be taken from me, to the cheers of the crowd. I know I am...
  • 'The Wanda Sykes Show' Depicts Jesus Threatening to Give Tiger Woods 'Crabs'

    01/10/2010 7:43:47 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 20 replies · 796+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 10, 2010 | Erin Brown
    The week-old story of Brit Hume's Christianity vs. Buddhism remarks is apparently still fodder for a good laugh, and comedienne Wanda Sykes attempted to squeeze out one more. The late-night talk show host arguably stepped over the line with a skit this week when she jokingly entertained ‘the notion that Jesus was willing to give Tiger Woods crabs. The Jan. 9 broadcast of Fox's "The Wanda Sykes Show" featured a sketch in which two actors playing Jesus and Buddha appeared as "guests" on the Fox News Channel show "The O'Reilly Factor" during which the former Fox News anchor expounded on...
  • Wanda Sykes Rips Lack of Racial Diversity at Fox News in Off-Color 'Negro News' Spoof

    12/13/2009 9:57:07 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 97 replies · 4,553+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 13, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    It might seem a little strange to see Fox News bashed on its Fox broadcast parent network, but that's what you would have witnessed if you tuned into "The Wanda Sykes Show," Saturday night's late-night alternative to NBC's "Saturday Night Live." On the Dec. 12 broadcast of "The Wanda Sykes Show," Sykes, made famous for her attacks on conservative talker Rush Limbaugh and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at last May's White House Correspondents Dinner, took a shot at the Fox News Channel for her perception that it lacks black correspondents (emphasis added). "So I've been digging around here and...
  • The Wanda Sykes Show (Fox), TV review

    11/09/2009 12:37:42 PM PST · by traumer · 44 replies · 2,626+ views
    It’s an Obama infomercial! No, a Lesbian Night on the Fox channel? Wait, it’s a soft porn comedy hour on a major American television network. Actually, it's none of the above. It’s the premiere of the Wanda Sykes Show, a new one-hour program competing in the late night lineup. But at this juncture, it’s hard to tell what the show really is. The much buzzed “late-night show by the first gay black woman” with warnings of adult language and content conjures up an array of possibilities. Sadly, none of them really go anywhere in this perplexing presentation masquerading as hip....
  • Jenice Armstrong: Wanda Riles the Right (No Way They Are as Outraged as They've Been Acting)

    05/13/2009 7:05:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies · 968+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Wed, May. 13, 2009 | Jenice Armstrong
    RIGHT-WINGERS who've been making a big deal about Wanda Sykes' performance at the White House Correspondent's Dinner need to stop. I'm not buying all the ranting. There's no way they are as outraged as they've been acting about her remarks at the Saturday-night event. Someone needs to remind people that Sykes is a comedian. And a fairly raunchy one at that. Every year, organizers for this affair search for a smart and edgy performer to come onstage and stir the pot, as the old saying goes. And girlfriend did just that. Gave it a whole lot of elbow grease, too....
  • Wanda Sykes Becomes Mom of Twins!

    Wanda Sykes Becomes Mom of Twins! By Julie Jordan Originally posted Wednesday May 13, 2009 05:15 PM EDT Wanda Sykes Photo by: Cliff Lipson / CBS / Landov Wanda Sykes and her wife, Alex, welcomed twins on April 27, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively. Daughter Olivia Lou weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz., and was 19-inches long. Son Lucas Claude debuted at 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was 20-inches long. The comedian's wife gave birth to the babies. "All are happy and healthy and at home," says Sykes's rep Danica Smith. The actress, who stars on New Adventures of...
  • The hidden hand of Dick Cheney (He has them quaking in their Birckenstocks!)

    05/13/2009 1:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies · 4,756+ views
    Salon ^ | May 13, 2009 | Juan Cole
    Dick Cheney is out there. He is defending torture, dissing Colin Powell, and genuflecting before radio personality Rush Limbaugh as the high priest of what's left of conservatism. His refusal to go quietly, unlike his much-reviled boss, is risky. He was a laugh line more than once at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner. But the media's focus on the sheer spectacle of the ex-veep's antics, and on the Republican vs. Democrat feud he's stoking, underestimates the way Cheney's principles still inform many of the country's most crucial policies. Like the creatures in the "Alien" films, Cheney has planted some vicious...
  • All the Rage--Wanda Sykes’ death wish is but the latest exhibit of leftist bloodlust.

    05/13/2009 5:34:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies · 2,592+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | May 13, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    All the Rage By: Ben Johnson FrontPageMagazine.com | Wednesday, May 13, 2009 THIS WEEKEND’ WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENTS DINNER DEBASED OUR POLITICAL DISCOURSE IN A WAY NOT EVEN THE LEFT HAD NOT PREVIOUSLY SUCCEEDED, but Wanda Sykes’ death wish was not the cause in itself. The Left has made bloodlust for its political opponents de rigueur. The moment that desecrated one of our national institutions affected a more fundamental aspect of character.   Another Leftist Death Wish: Ho-Hum   The media have focused on the “controversy” surrounding Saturday’s Syke-o statements about Rush Limbaugh. Citing Rush’s hope that “socialism fails,” Wanda claimed: “He's...
  • Can Wanda Sykes Save the GOP? (John Batchelor Barf Alert)

    05/13/2009 6:37:59 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies · 1,352+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | May 13, 2009 | John Batchelor
    The stand-up comedian Wanda Sykes took only seconds in her disciplined 15 minutes at the White House Correspondents' Dinner—a naughty performance that mocked both Barack Obama and Rush Limbaugh—to lay out a vision for the Republican Party. Of course, Sykes didn’t mean to help the GOP, yet in the manner of a prophet she climbed up on the mountaintop of C-SPAN at the precise moment that the glamorous tribes of Washington, New York, and Hollywood had gathered to worship, and she spoke the words that came to her as if from a special effects Yahweh. Wanda Sykes articulated a simple...
  • Why Is That Man Smiling?

    05/13/2009 6:04:37 AM PDT · by steve-b · 27 replies · 1,454+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/13/09 | Kathleen Parker
    There's nothing un-funnier than Saturday night's jokes reviewed by the caffeinated light of Monday morning. Which is why we probably shouldn't quarterback a comedian over coffee when she was performing for a crowd primed on cocktails. That reasonable rule seems not to apply, however, when the venue is the White House Correspondents' Association dinner and one of the revelers happens to be the president of the United States. Whether he laughs, smiles or frowns carries political freight far beyond the moment.... In the days since the correspondents' dinner, reaction to Barack Obama's reaction to Wanda Sykes's one-liners has resembled a...
  • Do as they say, not as they do (Obama and Sykesgate)

    05/12/2009 4:16:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 955+ views
    Protein Wisdom ^ | May 11, 2009
    I honestly hadn’t given too much thought to Wanda Sykes’ rather predictably meanspirited attempts to skewer Rush Limbaugh at the correspondent’s dinner last evening — it being de rigeur these days for the wannabe edgy to take shots at Limbaugh, and to receive at least tacit official sanction for doing so. And the President’s reaction suggested that she’d done just that. Had I more respect for Obama, I’d have expressed surprise and revulsion. As it stands, however, I was hardly surprised — either by the joke and its venue, or by Obama’s ostensible approval. – This latest from the White...
  • Neo-Nazis screaming 'Heil Hitler' attack concentration camp survivors during memorial service

    05/12/2009 1:42:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 921+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/12/2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Survivors of a Nazi death camp were shot at and abused as they gathered to remember their liberation. Masked neo-Nazi thugs screamed 'Heil Hitler!' and 'This way for the gas!' at ten elderly Italian men and women, who returned to the site of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria.
  • 5 Miami men convicted of Sears Tower attack plot

    05/12/2009 1:01:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 1,243+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/12/9 | CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer
    MIAMI, (AP) -- Five men were convicted Tuesday of plotting to join forces with al-Qaida to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices in hopes of igniting an anti-government insurrection. The jury in Miami acquitted another member of the so-called "Liberty City Six" in the sixth day of deliberations. Two previous trials ended in mistrials when jurors could not agree on the men's guilt or innocence. They were arrested in June 2006 on charges of plotting terrorism with an undercover FBI informant they believed was from al-Qaida. Defense attorneys said terrorist talk recorded on dozens of FBI audio and...
  • Who's afraid of Wanda Sykes? (Our Death Threats Don't Count!!)

    05/12/2009 12:25:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies · 2,568+ views
    Salon ^ | May 12, 2009 | Joan Walsh
    I love Wanda Sykes, I always have. I laughed out loud watching her White House Correspondents’ Dinner routine (on the Web; Salon has never attended that particular circle jerk of DC insularity; maybe someday we will!) Sure it was off-color and, um, slightly out there – but that’s the point. Or it used to be. Even if I didn’t already love Sykes, my point of view would be: Once a barely elected president who started a devastating war on false pretenses can joke about those pretenses at that same dinner (Remember Bush looking behind sofas for WMDs? ) it’s hard...
  • Limbaugh avoids Sykes catfight

    05/11/2009 4:05:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 167 replies · 7,652+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2009 | Joseph Weber
    Conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh took the high road Monday following Wanda Sykes saying he is a terrorist and making other acerbic comments about him during a comedic routine at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner over the weekend. Talk-radio fans and political junkies buzzed in anticipation about what Mr. Limbaugh might say on his national, three-hour radio show. Instead of retaliating against Ms. Sykes, Mr. Limbaugh spent much of the show praising former Vice President Dick Cheney, who on Sunday was much kinder. "What motivates Dick Cheney," Mr. Limbaugh asked rhetorically numerous times during his show. "He has all...
  • Schultz’s Stunning Death-Wish Joke Double Standard

    05/11/2009 5:34:19 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies · 1,333+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did Ed Schultz really think he could get away with this? On his MSNBC show this evening, he condemned David Feherty and Mark Davis for, respectively, telling and repeating a joke fantasizing about the death of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. But Schultz opened the same show by saying that he is “so glad that Wanda Sykes took it to Rush Limbaugh” in her comedy routine at the White House correpondents dinner. You know, a routine that included . . . a joke fantasizing about the death of Rush Limbaugh. To make matters worse, in the clip he played of...
  • White House Keeps Distance From Joke

    05/11/2009 4:51:47 PM PDT · by Baladas · 30 replies · 1,336+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2009 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (May 11) -- The White House is keeping its distance from an entertainer's joke comparing commentator Rush Limbaugh to a terrorist. Presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs on Monday was asked for President Barack Obama's reaction to the joke by comic actress Wanda Sykes at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Obama took part in the event.
  • Wanda Sykes Was Funny (get over it) [Editorial]

    05/11/2009 1:19:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 92 replies · 2,812+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 5/11/09 | Yael T. Abouhalkah
    Oh, boy, Wanda Sykes is in trouble. That's what you get when you make fun of Rush Limbaugh. But while conservatives were screaming Monday, let's face it: Sykes said something mean but also funny about the right-leaning Limbaugh at the White House Correspondents Association dinner Saturday night. Boy, Rush Limbaugh said he hopes this administration fails – so you said you hope America fails ....To me, that's treason. He's not saying anything differently than what Osama bin Laden is saying. You know, you might want to look into this, sir, 'cause I think maybe Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker,...
  • Wanda Sykes: Anything Less Than Blind Devotion To Obama Is Treason

    05/11/2009 1:10:59 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 19 replies · 918+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | May 11, 2009 | Michael Eden
    Barack Obama greeted the White House Press Corespondents by saying, "My name is Barack Obama. Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me." I don't know how funny that was, but it certainly had the virtue of being true. The media is so completely biased today, and has turned into such a pro-liberal, pro-Obama propaganda operation, that it is positively unreal. But it was Wanda Sykes who expressed the unspoken zeitgeist of the mainstream media. Youtube linkSykes said: Rush Limbaugh, one of your big critics, boy, Rush Limbaugh said he hopes this administration fails. So, you're saying...
  • West Wing Writer has “died and gone to heaven”

    05/11/2009 12:23:05 PM PDT · by TWP guy · 8 replies · 1,080+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | 05/11/09 | Typical White Person
    Let’s use taxpayer money to have a comedy roast of the previous administration, and against major voices of opposition, while they’re not present. That’s classy.
  • Gibbs, White House Respond To Wanda Sykes Rush "20th Hijacker" Limbaugh Joke (Video)

    05/11/2009 11:54:30 AM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 14 replies · 1,022+ views
    Gibbs doing what he does best; passing the buck and rambling in a "non-answer". What's the deal, Gibbs? It was an inappropriate joke on several levels! Condemn it and move on!
  • Robert Gibbs on Wanda Sykes: 9/11 is not 'comedy'

    05/11/2009 11:18:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies · 3,633+ views
    Gibbs on Sykes: 9/11 is not 'comedy' By: Alexander Burns May 11, 2009 02:01 PM EST In his daily briefing Monday, Robert Gibbs distanced the president from comedian Wanda Sykes’ joke comparing Rush Limbaugh to a 9/11 hijacker at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. "I don't know how the guests get booked,” Gibbs said, adding that he hadn’t “talked specifically” with Obama about Sykes’ crack. “I think there are a lot of topics that are better left for serious reflection rather than comedy. I think there's no doubt 9/11 is part of that,” Gibbs continued.
  • Rush Limbaugh Radio Show “Response”

    05/11/2009 11:14:21 AM PDT · by TalkRadioInsiders.com · 12 replies · 2,124+ views
    His response to the Wanda Sykes that is…. It’s just a tease at this point! Now we have not confirmed this (but we’re not pretending to be journalists). Here’s what we know so far. After Wanda Sykes made some rather nasty comments (attempted Jokes) about Rush Limbaugh that President Obama seemed to enjoy at the White House Correspondent Dinner…. Rush has responded as only RushLimbaugh can. After Wanda Sykes went off about: September 11th Hijacking Drug Abuse Kidney Failure Waterboarding Rush responds during his Monday Rush Limbaugh Radio Show in a “teasing” sort of way. This is apparently all his...
  • No Laughing Matter: A bad D.C. (White House Correspondents') dinner.

    05/11/2009 10:08:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies · 1,937+ views
    National Review ^ | May 11, 2009 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    You may remember the evening of Sept. 29, 2001. On that evening, Rudy Giuliani appeared on Saturday Night Live. It was 18 days after the September 11 attacks. This appearance of the mayor of New York — who had spent almost three weeks comforting a shaken nation, mourning with families of the murdered, and leading — was widely considered a signal: We could laugh again. We needed to laugh. Heaven knows, Giuliani must have needed it as much as anyone. Laughter can be a beautiful thing, a great gift in difficult times. A way to reach those who might not...
  • The Audacity of Joke

    05/11/2009 9:58:42 AM PDT · by thomas16 · 13 replies · 1,206+ views
    The Gawker ^ | May 11, 2009 | the cajun boy
    ....And naturally the wingnuts over at the bastion of intelligentsia that is Free Republic had lots to say, this coming from "Las Vegas Ron"... The good news is that stuff like this takes its toll, and not on the objects of attack. I don't know if Obama realizes it, but he is generating racial tension. After reading how his pick to lead the US Forest Service had no previous USFS background, a fellow commented, "Why do I expect he's black?" I thought it was in poor taste, but then, sure enough - the pick is a black man known for...
  • Fundamentally redefining funny in America

    05/11/2009 7:59:04 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 1 replies · 288+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 8/11/09 | alaphiah
    With the rise of Jon Stewart as the premier “Journalist” from which most Democrats get their news it’s not at all surprising that the annual White House Correspondents' Association black-tie dinner would be dominated by Hollywood A-listers, film and TV stars only to be mixed up with a smattering of journalist according to Rich Schapiro. (see story)
  • The Lesbian Who Loved A Man: Wanda Sykes Is Hot for Barry & Cold for Rush and Cheney

    05/11/2009 7:01:23 AM PDT · by big black dog · 43 replies · 1,897+ views
    RedStaate ^ | Erick Erickson
    By now you have probably read about Wanda Sykes’ comments at the Correspondents Dinner. It is the first time in recorded history a lesbian has stood before America’s media elite and performed oral favors on a man — and not just any man. She did so to the President of the United States. It was a Lewinsky moment without the cigar and stained dress. Never mind that the American media elite would never dream of inviting anyone to speak at the Correspondents Dinner who supported a Republican. But the fawning hagiography to Obama continues. And it does so with some...
  • Would You laugh at a Death Joke About Obama?

    05/11/2009 6:30:35 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 47 replies · 1,524+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 5/11/09 | Purple Mountains
    For eight years decent Americans smarted at continuing references by liberals to the assassination of President Bush and at books and movies glorifying his death. I guess this is what you can expect from people who want to kill babies who survive abortions. Not funny: Barack Obama laughs at Wanda Sykes "joke" about wanting Rush Limbaugh dead
  • Obama Likes Wanda Sykes Joke About Rush Limbaugh — ‘I Hope His Kidneys Fail’

    05/11/2009 5:56:11 AM PDT · by Scythian · 20 replies · 1,418+ views
    Sick
  • GayBlackFemaleComedianWandaSykesGivenMsCA'sCrownAndScotusSeatForDissingHuskyWhiteMaleRushLimbaugh

    05/11/2009 5:55:42 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 8 replies · 607+ views
    [Title Condensed For FreeRepublic] I could only stomach to watch the pregame of the White House Correspondent's Dinner on C-SPAN, starring President Obama, as the press corps, hard-pressing credibility as well as credulity, stomped down the Brown Carpet (not Red Carpet) like something you might see at the Chicago Stockyards. The in-the-tank journalists from the most famous of near bankrupt newspapers were caked-up with makeup so much one might think they were witnessing a transvestite competition. And, the Hollywood types, who were not aware that the dinner was for faux reporters looked equally cheap. Noisy, hoggish, devilish, unnatural was the...
  • Wanda Sykes Mocks Rush Limbaugh, Overlooks Obama's Drug Use From Dreams From My Father (Audio)

    05/10/2009 9:59:39 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 11 replies · 809+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 5/11/09 | Talkradio03
    Wanda Sykes at the correspondents dinner taking aim at Republicans yet forget Obama's personal drug use during his younger days. This perfomance was a far cry from Steve Bridges doing President Bush..
  • Will the President Condemn Wanda Sykes, as he did with Bernie Mac?

    05/10/2009 7:08:35 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 42 replies · 2,775+ views
    Today, on ABC's This Week program with George Stephanopoulos, the panel praised the president's performance at the White House Correspondence dinner on Saturday. However, Sam Donaldson criticized a speech delivered by comedienne Wanda Sykes, saying she had crossed the line when she stated: "I think Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker on 9/11"; "I hope his kidneys fail" and that he "needs a waterboarding". [VIDEO] From ABC's This Week Program: Donaldson: What I liked about [Obama's speech] was that all the zingers.... were in the Gridiron tradition. They singed, but didn't burn. They weren't mean. [However], from what I saw...
  • Not funny: Barack Obama laughs at Wanda Sykes "joke" about wanting Rush Limbaugh dead

    05/10/2009 11:58:37 AM PDT · by fiodora · 92 replies · 3,361+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | May 10, 2009 at 17:51:55 | Toby Harnden
    What was Wanda Sykes thinking? Perhaps more to the point, what was President Barack Obama thinking when he laughed and smiled as the comedienne wished Rush Limbaugh dead? Although the Left is reporting her White House Correspondents' Dinner speech as "taking shots" at Limbaugh and mocking everyone, that's a gross misrepresentation of what turned into a hateful and disgusting diatribe. She then concluded: "Rush Limbaugh, I hope the country fails, I hope his kidneys fail, how about that? He needs a good waterboarding, that's what he needs." Obama seemed to think this bit was pretty hilarious, grinning and chuckling and...
  • Nasty Rush Limbaugh jokes by Wanda Sykes - enjoyed by President Obama

    05/10/2009 12:08:35 PM PDT · by TalkRadioInsiders.com · 20 replies · 1,524+ views
    In a distasteful string of “jokes” (if you consider this funny), President Obama is seen laughing it up at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Wanda Sykes is delivering the punch lines. Jokes about Drugs, Kidney Failure, and water boarding…. Is this the best they have? Wow…. The video says it all:
  • Barack Obama Celebrity Roast: Wanda Sykes At White House Correspondents Dinner (Complete Video)

    05/09/2009 8:18:21 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 3 replies · 569+ views
    Barack Obama Celebrity Roast: Wanda Sykes At White House Correspondents Dinner (Complete Video)
  • Wanda Sykes Takes Aim At Republicans At Correspondents Dinner (Full Video)

    05/09/2009 8:41:27 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 24 replies · 1,366+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 5/10/09 | Talkradio03
    Was this a correspondents dinner or a meeting at MoveOn.org? Wanda Sykes takes shots at Cheney, Bush, Rush Limbaugh and drugs, Sean Hannity and a vicious shot at Sarah Palin, this was truly disgraceful....
  • Sykes to entertain at Correspondents Association Dinner

    Wanda Sykes will headline the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner this spring, Yeas & Nays has learned. Sykes, who was born in Virginia and raised in Maryland, did her first-ever stand-up show in D.C. She's known for her roles on Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers," HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine," in addition to her solo work. Sykes follows in the footsteps of Craig Ferguson, Rich Little and Stephen Colbert, who have headlined the star-studded dinner in recent years.