For the past seventeen years, this signature event brings our community together to share food, drink and laughter in the company of great comedians – and for a great cause – to help prevent and end youth homelessness. We hope you’ll join us and over 500 people dedicated to our mission for this memorable evening with comedian, actress, and writer, Wanda Sykes.
Ranking among Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Funniest People in America, Wanda Sykes smart-witted stand up has sent her career in many different directions and earned her many accolades for both her writing and acting. Ms. Sykes earned her first Emmy award as a writer for HBO’s critically acclaimed Chris Rock Show, received Emmy nominations for both of her own HBO stand up specials, and was most recently nominated for an Emmy her role on ABC’s Blackish. Her work extends to the big screen where she co-starred with Steve Carell in Evan Almighty, starred opposite Jane Fonda in Monster-In-Law, and last spring co-starred in the comedy Snatched with Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn.
An active and outspoken proponent of marriage equality, Sykes was also the recipient of the 2010 GLAAD Award which is presented to an LGBTQ media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting LGBTQ acceptance.
New Avenues and Windermere Realty Trust are honored to have Wanda Sykes headline this year’s Comedy Show. Contact Jessica Elkan, Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship information.