Tomorrow night, the final eight comics learn how to shine in talk show interviews.
The comic talks coming out and working with her “shero” Wanda Sykes.
On Tuesday I attended NBC’s Summer Press Day, a day long panel extravaganza filled with actors you vaguely recognize from USA, E!, SyFy, Netflix, and of course NBC. Walking in to the press room with my iPad mini and seeing 50 laptop screens aglow felt a lot like Elle Woods walking in to that Harvard classroom with just a notebook. Happily, I quickly realized that reporters brought laptops to entertain themselves during panels they didn’t care about. My iPad mini more than rose the the occasion.
The first show of interest was Last Comic Standing, executive produced by Wanda Sykes. Also on the panel was Roseanne Barr (a judge) and out executive producer Page Hurwitz. One highlight was when a reporter brought up the “women aren’t funny” question.
Jane Lynch, Wanda Sykes, Billie Jean King and other gaymos love Obama.
This one lady comes up to me, she wasn’t drunk or anything, and she goes “Lenny Kravitz.” And for some reason, I was flattered.