The Bardavon presents comedian Wanda Sykes on Friday, October 26 at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston. Called “one of the funniest stand-up comics” by her peers and ranked among Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Funniest People in America, Sykes has found success onstage and on screens of all sizes. In 2012, she joined forces with veteran producer Page Hurwitz to form Push It Productions, a production company dedicated to creating quality comedy-based programming for network and cable television outlets. Their first set of specials, Herlarious, aired in the summer of 2013 and January 2014 on Own and was the recipient of a 2014 Gracie Award.
Sykes was seen in the Fox comedy Snatched with Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn in Hawaii, and also in the feature films Evan Almighty, the sequel to Bruce Almighty, in which she co-starred with Steve Carell; the New Line feature Monster-in-Law, starring opposite Jane Fonda; My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Pootie Tang, Nutty Professor 2, The Klumps and Down to Earth. Tickets cost $91, $61 and $41; there are no member discounts for this show.
Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.