Wanda Sykes’ jokes about Trump lead to heckling, walkouts



RED BANK, N.J. — Over a dozen angry fans walked out or were kicked out of comedian Wanda Sykes’ show in New Jersey for heckling her when she opened with a series of jokes about President Donald Trump.

Sykes began her set at the Count Basie Center for the Arts on Thursday in Red Bank by making fun of how the public appears to be aging more quickly from stress during Trump’s administration. The Asbury Park Press reports some attendees began heckling Sykes, complaining that she was being political.

About a dozen attendees walked out and began to argue with one another and staff in the lobby. Attendees who stayed at the show say that it was enjoyable and that attendees should have expected jokes at the president’s expense.

Theater staff declined to comment.


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15 Comments

  1. I. P. Nichols says

    Trumpsters have no sense of humor unless hey are making fun of a Clinton or liberals.

    1. CLARA says

      That is NOT true,,We dont laugh because they are NOT FUNNY.. look at Kimmel, he is about as funny as a heart attack.. Wanda has always been funny till she started telling dumb jokes about President Trump.. millions of people love Trump..Please don’t ruin your career by being a hater Wanda… Get back to being real and funny and look and see how Trump is saving America and not destroying it like Obama tried to do…. GOD BLESS YOU , GOD BLESS TRUMP AND GOD BLESS AMERICA…

      1. bkjol says

        Well said

      2. Ellen says

        Clara, I agree, Amen 🙏 to all you said! Thank you

    2. jw says

      Yeah and you blow a gasket when we tell you truth that O bozo is a liar of a traitor , as is Hilliary!!!!!

    3. Laura Van Duyn says

      I’m trying to think of something funny to make fun of Democrats and nothing comes to mind…the way it does about the Republicans…

    4. Mgck59 says

      Over a dozen people walked out okay how many are there in a dozen 12…..LOL okay I don’t think she’ll go broke with the those 12 people leaving…BYE!

      1. Shecky says

        Brilliant insight. Thanks for moving the conversation forward.

  2. Linda Lab says

    It really is quite the opposite from what I have seen. Much of what dems are regarding as “funny” is distasteful,
    disgusting, macabre, juvenile and unintelligent. WHY would you expect anybody to think that kind of “entertainment” is appealing? I am not a Trump fan, but I spent good money a year ago to see a live performance of Second City in Chicago. After the first few routines, I walked out, really pissed off. There really is nothing enjoyable in lame and endless anti-Trump routines. There was no talent on that stage. Which is sad because the cast had some terrific credits to their names. But damn, I want some authentic comedy. I want to be given my money’s worth. If I wanted anti-Trump crap, I can get it for free on TV. It was very disappointing, and it really is time for comediennes to start doing some REAL material now. Trump has turned into a very enormous and pathetic crutch. Can’t watch SNL any more for that reason. I don’t want a constant diet of political swiping. There’s vast resources to draw from out there. Entertain for cripe’s sake.

  3. CLARA says

    That is NOT true,,We dont laugh because they are NOT FUNNY.. look at Kimmel, he is about as funny as a heart attack.. Wanda has always been funny till she started telling dumb jokes about President Trump.. millions of people love Trump..Please don’t ruin your career by being a hater Wanda… Get back to being real and funny and look and see how Trump is saving America and not destroying it like Obama tried to do…. GOD BLESS YOU , GOD BLESS TRUMP AND GOD BLESS AMERICA…

  4. Lou says

    Since when do comedians ever make fun of Clinton or Liberals?!
    And we can laugh at something that’s funny. Since when is Wanda Sykes funny?

  5. Ljp says

    ‘Comedians’ aren’t funny anymore. They can’t joke about ethnic groups or incidences involving them anymore cause racist. Forcing their ideas about politics down our throat. Boring…

  6. Djea3 says

    Sex and politics are low hanging fruit for low class unintelligent comedians. Usually neither are very funny and certainly prove the lack of intelligence of the comedian.
    On rare occasion something in current events is worthy of comic relief, however it is rare and must be VERY funny, making a general political statement such as hers without being truly funny is cause to be booed.

  7. jim says

    I have to wonder if Obama had an affair with a porn star, a playboy bunny,and had a baby with his housekeeper. all while married to his current wife. how would the right republicans respond? and what about the Russian prostitutes?

  8. c3vink says

    You GOP folks need a better perspective, because this administration is a head-on clown car accident in the parking lot of a zoo, next door to a train wreck, that was attending a circus. We’re talking a cabinet full of big red floppy shoes COMING TOWARDS US!!!

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