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Wanda Sykes concerts July 30-31 cancelled at Uptown Comedy Corner

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.

59 comments Add your comment

RC Cola and a Moon Pie

July 30th, 2009
4:53 pm

maybe she can sit down and have a beer with everyone that bought a ticket?

Don't Quit Your Day Job

July 30th, 2009
4:59 pm

Was that supposed to be a joke? Wasn’t funny. At all.

the evil rich

July 30th, 2009
5:00 pm

Geeze, you’d think SHE could pick up a phone a call her relative with the bad news, very LIGHTWEIGHT.

imatellmymomma

July 30th, 2009
5:05 pm

she wasn’t that funny to me…laughter wise, anyway. i heard she was funny though…catch my drift.

zzzzzz

July 30th, 2009
5:21 pm

She couldn’t help it – getting her carpet munched takes priority.

lovelyliz

July 30th, 2009
5:23 pm

Maybe next time Wanda.

Nobody reads long posts.

July 30th, 2009
5:32 pm

Translation–poor ticket sales

THE TRUTH

July 30th, 2009
5:40 pm

zzzz, how pathetic, and gross are you? Grow up, you sound VERY uneducated and classless. Everyone has things happen in life and I am sure everyone has had food poisoning before. She is hilarious and I am sure she will come back to ATL.

rc cola and a moon pie

July 30th, 2009
5:47 pm

What wasn’t funny? At all? I wasn’t trying to be funny. That’s the new way of making things right now in the days of hope and change.

Arealblkwmn

July 30th, 2009
6:28 pm

Your on line name is rc cola and a moon pie..THAT pretty much gives us a good idea about your mentality…

Marcus Graham

July 30th, 2009
6:36 pm

RC Cola and a Moon Pie—————VOMIT

Marcus Graham

July 30th, 2009
6:38 pm

zzzzzz———–no takers for your nappy, ratty worn out carpet eh? jealousy is something else

TruthHurts

July 30th, 2009
6:39 pm

Hmmm, RC cola and moon pie I think the right way to make things “right” is to fly to another country and sleep with a woman that you say is your “soulmate” … yet you have a wife that still wants to be married to your ignorant self. You republicans ALWAYS do things the right way. LMAO

RushLimbaugh

July 30th, 2009
6:49 pm

Wanda makes a living making people laugh,mostly by putting them down.She recently talked about how referring to something as “GAY” was very hurtful and demeaning.SO,you can dish it out but cannot take it?
You BOX eatin’ rug muncher>Smells a little fishy!

rc cola and a moon pie

July 30th, 2009
6:56 pm

Umm – you can look it up. The user moniker is a song from one of my favorite bands – NRBQ. But deal with it – your savior is as racist as you. wanda Sykes is not funny and she’s a racist too. But we can all go hang out and drink a beer and everything will be fine.

the evil rich

July 30th, 2009
6:58 pm

Hey Truth, try and stay on topic – Wanda Sykes……

gatorman770

July 30th, 2009
7:09 pm

Must have got hold of some bad carpet cleaner!

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July 30th, 2009
7:14 pm

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July 30th, 2009
7:16 pm

Wanda’s kind of funny is better seen for free on television, at the most a good flick where she’s a co-star. Not surprised but I am surprised the gay & lesbian community didn’t come out to support her. What’s up with that?

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July 30th, 2009
7:35 pm

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LydiasDad

July 30th, 2009
8:19 pm

She’s a crazy racist liberal anyway–the worst kind.

Shawn

July 30th, 2009
8:44 pm

In my Wanda Sykes voice: What you mean to tell me my shows haven’t sold out yet? I am not flying cross country for to entertain a few people. Hell I will just tell them I ate something bad.

ROLLTIDE23

July 30th, 2009
9:00 pm

Who cares that dude is not funny anyway.

LydiasDad

July 30th, 2009
9:29 pm

I am so sorry about what I said earlier, was feeling tired. I love Wanda so much, I have loved her for so long and was looking forward to seeing her and just sad that I won’t be able to this weekend. I had tix to all the shows.

Patrick

July 30th, 2009
10:43 pm

If she had to cancel for food poison I hope she feels better. I am a huge fan.Just for the record The Sunday Paper had the wrong time and the wrong phone number for the club.Why does Atlanta have so many Haters? Give Wanda a break if she did not sell enough tickets to make it worth her time it is her call.I think she is telling the truth,Friday shows both would have Sold out no problem.Wanda needs to given benefit of the doubt.

B-Rad

July 30th, 2009
10:51 pm

Sounds like she ate some bad crabs.

Lucy Bloom

July 31st, 2009
7:09 am

That was funny Shawn. *LOL*

Paddy

July 31st, 2009
7:51 am

the reason it didn’t sell out, gays are amoung the unemployed also. Just a thought.

Top Dogg

July 31st, 2009
7:55 am

Funny i was told Wanda had died,and was found face down in Ricki Lake.

curtis jones

July 31st, 2009
8:03 am

Yep, nothing like a sellout to make a little “food poisoning” go away.

Mark

July 31st, 2009
8:13 am

Don’t blame Wanda on this one. We found out about the show just days before in The Sunday Paper. Poor promotion on Uptown Comedy Corner’s part. That’s who is to blame.

Top Dogg

July 31st, 2009
8:14 am

Come on Wanda strap one on and take one for the team.

manny

July 31st, 2009
8:19 am

I see we have a few LibTards with us today. In all seriousness, she is funny in sitcoms, but not very funny doing stand up. I feel the same way about Jerry Seinfeld. I LOVE the show, but I wasn’t that impressed with him live.

TRUTH

July 31st, 2009
8:51 am

No Loss. Wanda is NOT that funny anyway.

Name (required)

July 31st, 2009
8:53 am

She is as unfunny as Dane Cook. Why anyone pays to see either of them is beyond me.

Stephen

July 31st, 2009
9:03 am

Why does there have to be so much negativity about a comedian cancelling a show. You would have thought that it was really something seriously deep going on that you all needed to comment about. Get a life!!!!!

All comedians are not funny to every single person. As an earlier blogger stated, it depends on your individual sense of humor as to what you deem to be funny.

As my parents taught me…if you don’t have anything good to say, then don’t say anything AT ALL!!!! Enough with all the put downs!!!!

Sam

July 31st, 2009
9:04 am

wandasucks

July 31st, 2009
9:05 am

It doesn’t matter, SHE’S NOT FUNNY ANYWAY!

Jessica

July 31st, 2009
9:21 am

To RC Cola and the “likes”: Your problem is one thing: AMERICA IS CHANGING AND YOU CAN’T HANDLE IT”! This is not your daddy’s USA. Get used to it. White is becoming the new “minority” and you will REAP WHAT YOU HAVE SOWN! You’re afraid now aren’t you? You’re afraid that you might not get that job because you’re white! You’re afraid that the next President after Obama will be BLACK…you know once you go black, you NEVER go back! You’re afraid aren’t you? So you say things that make you look more stupid than you probably really are! Poor thing. Repent and maybe God will spare you of His wrath! Better yet, if you ask me really nicely, I’ll pray for you and you’ll certainly be okay then. You crack me up!

T-Money

July 31st, 2009
9:27 am

Why can’t Wanda (a lesbian) wear makeup when she is on a diet? Because Wanda can’t eat Jenny Craig when Mary Kay is on her face.

Wanda is a racist, carpet munching idiot – only trash and criminals would go see her show. Uptown Comedy Corner must take food stamps and welfare checks to get into the show.

Top Dogg

July 31st, 2009
9:29 am

Thank you for the sermon Rev Al Sharpton you racist bitch.

T-Money

July 31st, 2009
9:44 am

Jessica, you poor uneducated trash, after Obama there will never be another black president. America has realized its mistake and will never do it again. Obama and Wanda Sykes are idiots.

sharon

July 31st, 2009
10:00 am

Can someone please explain to me how a topic about Wanda Sykes canceling her shows turn into a conversation about President Obama? You people will use any topic on this blog to get your zingers in about race and Obama. It is so sad. It is your kind that is bad for race relations. It is your kind that is continuing to breed hate. You must be some very miserable people in your personal lives.

James

July 31st, 2009
10:12 am

Jessica – everyone has the same access to God and we don’t have to go through you to reach God or receive his blessings. Obama is President because of his qualifications and not his race (rather in spite of his race). Your comments are very offensive to me as a Black man.

Fulton

July 31st, 2009
10:24 am

A comedian cancels a show…and it incites all these racist rants, replies, etc? Ya’ll really do have issues, deep, sad, problematic issues…geese, getovayaselvesalready!!!

Carlton Banks

July 31st, 2009
10:30 am

Sharon, you are a racist when you throw out the term, “you people” and “your kind.” Stop worrying about this blog and help us clean the streets of crime. Thanks!!!!!!

Top Dogg

July 31st, 2009
10:50 am

I bet when Wanda drops her panties, you would think you were at the drive thru at Capt Ds.

Jessica

July 31st, 2009
11:07 am

Well, James, as a black man, GET OVER IT!

Carlton Banks

July 31st, 2009
12:09 pm

Reading this article on Wanda has made me want to get fish tacos for lunch.

Paddy

July 31st, 2009
1:53 pm

Stephen….you don’t get out much do you?