Wanda Sykes Says ‘Sober Wanda’ Will Be Absent From The Oscars

The actor/comedian is co-hosting the Academy Awards with Regina Hall and Amy Schumer on Sunday.

Wanda Sykes is preparing for quite the weekend.

The actor/comedian is co-hosting the Oscars on Sunday (March 27) along with Regina Hall and Amy Schumer. During her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Sykes said she will be getting turnt for the Academy Awards.

After Kimmel guessed that Sykes was getting paid around $15,000 for the gig, which is around the compensation he received, Sykes said she’ll start drinking once the first act is finished.

"Then I'm like, I'm here to have some fun," she said. "It's not like I'm getting paid, you know. You get what you pay for. You want sober Wanda, you've got to add some zeroes and move that comma. You're getting free Wanda."

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Sykes also joked that if she’s missing, that means she’ll be drinking off camera. "So if you see just Amy and Regina out, you can just go, 'Wanda's drunk, she's backstage,'" she said.

Sykes also noted that her wife, Alex, will be at the show, while her mom will not be there.

"It's not like you're going to get a good seat," Sykes said she told her mother. "I'm gonna be onstage working. I said, if I thought you were gonna be, like, sitting next to Denzel Washington, then I would fly you in. But you're gonna be up in the bleachers sitting next to the guy with Covid."

Watch the full interview segment below.

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