Actress and comedienne Wanda Sykes cancelled her concerts tonight and tomorrow at Uptown Comedy Corner, citing food poisoning.
Co-owner Gary Abdo said he heard today from her agent that she was ill and couldn’t fly cross country for the show.
“We’re disappointed,” he said. “We were really looking forward to having her here. Uptown always tries to provide the best comedy shows. She was at the top of the list.”
In an interview earlier this week, Sykes said she was coming partly because her cousin Angelo co-owns Uptown. She was going to use the shows to prep for an upcoming HBO special.
Sykes, who can be seen on the CBS sitcom “New Adventures of Old Christine” and an upcoming talk show on Fox TV, last came to Atlanta for a show in 2006 and filled the Tabernacle. This venue, which fits 350, is much smaller for her. She was set to do four shows, two tonight and two tomorrow. Although she was not sold out tonight, Abdo said she was trending that way tomorrow.
Refunds can be made at point of purchase.