The far left comic Wanda Sykes recently performed in New Jersey but couldn’t keep her politics to herself. The audience didn’t appreciate it. Some people heckled her. Others walked out of the show.
The Asbury Park Press reports:
Wanda Sykes heckled after Trump jokes at Count Basie; angry fans walk out
More than a dozen fans walked out of Wanda Sykes’ show at Count Basie Center for the Arts Thursday, after the comedian opened with a series of jokes about President Donald Trump.
Sykes began her set poking fun at Trump’s assertion that world leaders who laughed during his recent United Nations address were laughing with him, not at him. (If that was the case, “What was the joke he told?” Sykes quipped).
She also joked that, while other presidents seemed to have aged at a faster-than-typical rate while in office, the general public seemed to be aging more quickly during Trump’s administration. Trump hadn’t aged a bit, Sykes deadpanned.
A few minutes after the show began, some attendees began heckling the comedian.
“Do some comedy!” one attendee shouted.
“Too political!” another yelled from the crowd.
Sykes, a frequent Trump critic, paused briefly to ask what displeased attendees had expected to see at her show, and continued with her set.
Bunch of people heckled @iamwandasykes at her Count Basie Theatre for doing a significant amount of material about our…current political climate.
Her response: “What do you expect? I’m a black lesbian.”
— Courtney Marabella (@CourtMarabella) September 28, 2018