Image Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, today announced it has signed an exclusive agreement with comedienne Wanda Sykes
to produce and distribute a live stand-up television special, DVD and CD. The DVD was shot live at Seattle's Moore Theatre on April 14-15, 2006, which was the final stop of Sykes' multi-city tour.
"I am very excited. I picked Seattle after just one visit. The crowd was hot, smart, appreciative...I hope it wasn't just a fluke," said Sykes.
The DVD will feature the best moments from the two live performances plus extras, including behind-the-scenes moments.
"Wanda is a tremendous talent," said Barry Gordon, senior vice president of worldwide programming for Image Entertainment. "Image has firmly established itself as a leading producer and distributor of comedy content, and we are thrilled to be able to add Wanda Sykes to our comedy family."
Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand-up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand up has sent her career in many different directions. She lends her voice in the upcoming animated feature "Over the Hedge
" and can be seen in the feature "My Super Ex-Girlfriend
" starring Uma Thurman
and in "Evan Almighty
" starring Steve Carell
. In 2004, the three-time Emmy Award winner produced and starred in Comedy Central's "Wanda Does It" and wrote her first book titled "Yeah I Said It" published by Simon and Schuster. Wanda has been seen in Newline Cinema's "Monster-In-Law
," on HBO's Emmy-nominated "Curb Your Enthusiasm
" and Fox's "Wanda at Large
," which she wrote, produced and starred. She can also be seen on the one-hour Comedy Central special "Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied."Stream this clip from the concert.
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