Q: What’s your favorite thing to do in Vegas?
A: I love playing blackjack. I’m usually too tipsy to count cards, but I do know basic strategy. I just wish I could find a table where everybody follows it. I can’t stand sitting down next to people who are afraid to hit a 15 against a 10.
Q: What kinds of jokes do best in Vegas?
A: People come to Vegas to have a good time, so I don’t do a lot of political stuff, even though I’m a political comedian. Here, I do a lot more personal stuff—jokes about dating, relationships, age. That stuff goes over better here.
- Wanda Sykes
- Oct. 15-16, 8:00 p.m., $95
- Planet Hollywood
Q: How many gigs do you do each year?
A: This year I was really busy from January to April—just swamped—so I’ve only done about 25. But I’m working on a new act right now, and there’s going to be a lot of new jokes, and performing new material is always fun and refreshing. So I’m really looking forward to these shows.