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Wanda Sykes Goes Skiing

Wanda Sykes Goes Skiing


– HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY.
– THANK YOU. – YOU JUST TURNED 50.
– THANK YOU, YES. [cheers and applause] YES. – DID YOU DO A BIG 50 THING? WHAT DID YOU DO?
– I DID. I HAD A BIG PARTY, AND THEN I TOOK A FEW FRIENDS
AND WE WENT TO SAINT MARTIN, SO–WHICH I LOVE.
IT’S ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES. – THAT’S NICE.
– YEAH, WE HAD A GREAT TIME. SEE, NOW, ALEX, SHE TURNED 40, LIKE, A FEW WEEKS
BEFORE MY 50TH, YOU KNOW, AND, YOU KNOW,
SO SHE DECIDED SHE WANTED TO GO TO THE FRENCH
ALPS FOR HER BIRTHDAY. SEE, SO I GO TO THE BEACH
AND SUN. – RIGHT. – SHE TAKES ME IN THE,
YOU KNOW, IN THE ALPS… – UH-HUH.
– AND FREEZE TO DEATH, YOU KNOW? AND SKIING.
WHAT THE HELL? [laughter] I DON’T–I DON’T DO THAT,
YOU KNOW? – NO?
– NO. – WELL–UH–YOU–
– WHAT–WHAT– YEAH, I MEAN, EXACTLY.
YOU’RE BAFFLED TOO. LIKE, WHY WOULD SHE TAKE
YOUR BLACK ASS SKIING? – YEAH. – I KNOW THAT’S WHAT
YOU’RE THINKING. – THAT’S WHAT I’M THINKING.
– A 50-YEAR-OLD BLACK WOMAN. I MEAN, NOT THAT
BLACK PEOPLE DON’T SKI. OF COURSE BLACK PEOPLE SKI,
BUT THIS ONE DOES NOT. – UH-HUH. – SO, YOU KNOW–
– HAVE YOU NEVER SKIED EVER? – WELL, OKAY, HERE’S THE THING– WHEN I MET ALEX,
SHE WAS A SNOWBOARDER, YOU KNOW, AND THIS–BUT THIS WAS, LIKE,
WHAT, SIX YEARS AGO. SO, YOU KNOW, I’M TRYING TO,
YOU KNOW, SO I HAD TO LEARN
HOW TO SNOWBOARD. – YEAH.
– TRYING TO IMPRESS HER. – RIGHT.
– SO I SNOWBOARDED, LIKE, TWICE. – UH-HUH.
– AND THAT WAS ENOUGH. AND THEN I MARRIED HER,
SO I’M LIKE, I’M DONE WITH THAT. – RIGHT.
– I GOT YOU. [laughter] THAT’S STUFF’S DONE. I DON’T HAVE TO IMPRESS YOU
ANYMORE. – RIGHT. – SO WE GET TO THE FRENCH ALPS,
AND, YOU KNOW, THE WHOLE FAMILY– NOW I’M TRYING TO DO IT
FOR THE KIDS, BECAUSE THE KIDS ARE, YOU KNOW,
THEY’RE LEARNING HOW TO SKI. SO I GET BACK ON
THE SNOWBOARD, AND IT WAS JUST A DISASTER. YOU KNOW, I TOOK THE LESSON. I’M IN THERE WITH A BUNCH
OF LITTLE DUMB KIDS, AND, YOU KNOW,
SO I’M ON THE SNOWBOARD, I’M DOING MY THING AND– IT WAS JUST A MESS. I FELL OFF THE–
THE TOW POLE. YOU KNOW, THEY GOT THIS POLE,
RIGHT, AND YOU GOT TO STICK IT
BETWEEN YOUR LEGS. I MEAN, I’VE BEEN THERE BEFORE,
BUT IT WASN’T, YOU KNOW– [laughter] FAMILIAR,
BUT I’M JUST NOT A FAN. – UH-HUH. [laughter] [cheers and applause] – SO I GOT THE TOW POLE,
YOU KNOW, BETWEEN MY LEGS, AND ON A SNOWBOARD,
YOU GOT TO GO UP, LIKE– YOU GOT IT LIKE THIS
AND YOU GOT TO– YOU KNOW, LIKE THIS, AND ONE FOOT
IS OUT THE SNOWBOARD, SO ALL OF A SUDDEN, I’M–
AND– THE POLE SHOT OUT– BAM.
FELL ON THE GROUND. AND I KNOW EVERYBODY WAS LIKE, “OH, LOOK AT THE LESBIAN
FALLING OFF THE POLE.” OH. BLESS HER HEART. LOOK, THAT’S MY SON.
HE’S ON THE–SEE? HE’S DOING IT.
THAT’S MY SON LUCAS. – SEE, I DON’T EVEN KNOW
WHAT THAT IS. I’VE NEVER SEEN THAT, ‘CAUSE–
– IT’S CRAZY. I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S
A FRENCH THING, OR WHAT. – IT PULLS YOU?
– YEAH, YOU JUST–LIKE THIS– – YOU JUST HOLD ON.
– YEAH, YOU HOLD ON. – WELL, THAT’S EASY.
– AND IT PULLS YOU– NO, IT IS NOT EASY.
– WELL, IT LOOKS EASY. – IT IS NOT EASY. – YOU’RE JUST HOLDING ON
TO A POLE. – NO, IT’S–I’M TELLING YOU,
IT’S VERY DIFFICULT. AND I FELL OFF THE POLE,
SO THEN I FINALLY MAKE IT UP, YOU KNOW, UP THE HILL,
WHATEVER, THE SLOPE, AND I’M, YOU KNOW,
I’M DOING MY BOARD, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN,
I CAUGHT AN EDGE, AND I–BOOM, FELL,
FELL BACKWARDS, HIT MY HEAD. YOU KNOW, OF COURSE,
I WAS WEARING A HELMET. I FELL SO HARD, I SAW IMAGES FROM
THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING? I SAW–I SAW THE MAN
WITH THE WATER HOSE. [laughter] I SAW THE–THE COUPLE WITH
THE DOG BITING ‘EM ON THE ASS. I SAW THE KIDS
AT THE LUNCH COUNTER. [laughter] I HEARD DR. KING’S SPEECH,
YOU KNOW, “I HAVE A DREAM!” AND–AND–HE SAID, “BUT IT WAS NOT FOR YOU TO BE
SKIING IN THE FRENCH ALPS.” [laughter] YOU HAVE JUMPED THE SHARK
ON THE DREAM. – OH, MY GOD.
OH, MY GOD. – AND THAT WAS IT.
– OHH. – I JUMPED THE SHARK
ON THE DREAM. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED.
– MY GOD. WE HAVE TO TAKE A BREAK.
WE’LL BE BACK WITH WANDA SYKES. [cheers and applause]

100 thoughts on “Wanda Sykes Goes Skiing”

  1. Why has this great comedienne never been to the UK?  We need her  over here!  She's very, very entertaining!

  2. Wanda always make me laugh, she has been around for a long time , …LOL she said the pole is familiar but I am just not a fan….

  3. Ellen seems to be the only talk show host who laughs genuine most of the time, my fav❤️❤️

  4. Wanda is the best guest in Ellen show and I keep coming to watch this video every time when I feel down, immediately my energy boots up.. I love you Wanda and I love you Ellen you are the true shine for this world ❤️?

  5. WOW !!! in 4 minutes in 24 seconds, she touched EVERYTHING. That's why Ellen needed a break. "I tried the pole, but Im not a fan of the pole".??? Her SH!! was rapid fire. I may have to watch it again to make sure I heard it all correctly. ??????

  6. I love how she cracks the heck up out of Ellen ?? She's usually do quiet and laughing through the interview. My 2 favorite comedian ladies.

  7. OMG, when I'm having a not so good day Wanda Sykes always gets back my good spirits. I watch her shows over and over. I love love her and wish to see her perform one day. She needs to have her own show.

  8. Wonderful.Everytime Wanda Sykes goes to Elllen show I feel so grateful and happy because she´s a lovley person.About Ellen, I love you!!!

  9. I sure love Wanda Sykes for me she is THE BEST female comedian there is she's priceless in her humour! Hehe familiar but not a fan Ahahaha go girl

  10. I went to see Wanda Sykes at our “just for laugh” festival yesterday in Montreal. I adore her!!! No one makes me laugh like her…thank you Wanda for making us all happy??!

  11. she is absolutely fantastic and incredibly funny and I want her to be my friend for ever and make me laugh all day long and I would make her laugh very much also because she absolutely seems like a sweetheart! Love Ellen and love Wanda! Hugs and kisses to them both!!!
    KarlaJ

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