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Wanda Sykes brings her stand-up to Planet Hollywood

Wanda Sykes is set to perform at the Planet Hollywood Oct. 15-16.

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.

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