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Wanda Sykes on Her Early Stand-Up


Comedian Wanda Sykes recalls a poorly-received stand-up routine early on in her career. Watch video from Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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  • howie

    May 13, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Wanda is great but I had to endure a Goldman Sachs ad to see it.

  • May 18, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    A friend is researching Rufus Banks from Tennessee area. I noticed that Wanda Sykes was researching Banks family. Is there a connection?

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The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

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