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Wanda Sykes in Concert

Come to the Chicago Theatre to see legendary comic Wanda Sykes February 1 and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park!

Wanda Sykes is on tour, and you do not want to miss it. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. In 2004 Entertainment Weekly named her as one of the 25 funniest people in America. She is well known for her role as Barbara Baran on The New Adventures of Old Christine and for her appearances on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” with Larry David.

In November 2009 “The Wanda Sykes Show,” her own late-night talk show, premiered on Fox, airing Saturday nights and ended April 2010. Wanda Sykes was also one of the coaches on one of this writer’s favorite summer show, “Last Comic Standing.”

Wanda Sykes has enjoyed a successful career in film, appearing as the motor-mouthed observer in “Monster-in-Law,” “My Super Ex-Girlfriend,” “Evan Almighty,” and “License to Wed,” and voiced characters in “Over the Hedge,” “Barnyard,” “Brother Bear 2,” “Rio,” and “Ice Age: Continental Drift.”

Sykes is also a keen LGBT rights activist, and married her French wife partner Alex in 2008, with whom she has two children. In 2004 she authored “Yeah, I Said It,” a humorous collection of essays touching on life, family, and current events.

The Chicago Theatre is located at 175 North State Street in the heart of the Loop. For tickets to see Wanda Sykes, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Wanda Sykes concert experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park, just a short walk away from the Museum of Science and Industry. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet, Friday nights.