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Wanda Sykes to embark on 2024 national stand-up comedy tour

Award-winning comedian Wanda Sykes’ 2024 “Please & Thank You” tour will be her first major live shows since the pandemic.

Legendary comedian, actress and producer Wanda Sykes returns to the live stage in 2024 for a massive nationwide tour with dates beginning in March and spanning New Hampshire to Hawaii.

The “Please & Thank You” comedy tour is the veteran stand-up comedian’s first major tour in six years and will follow her second hour-long comedy special, I’m An Entertainer, which premiered globally on Netflix in May.

The first 29 dates of the tour kick off on March 1 in Concord, N.H., and end June 15 in Kansas City, Mo., with more dates to be potentially added this year. Check the tour dates here. Get tickets here.

Like most of us, Sykes has been screen-bound and home-bound for the past few years, making occasional appearances at clubs and venues in the lead-up to her Emmy-nominated Netflix special which drew its material from some of the key pandemic-era (and ongoing) issues such as the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, George Floyd and BLM, queer parenting, and transgender rights. Sykes’ ability to say what she means to say and speak the truth while treading carefully through the landmines of cancel culture and political backlash are qualities treasured by fans and new viewers alike.

The new live gigs in Spring and Summer are extensive but if you can’t see Sykes live, check out her 2019 Netflix comedy special, Not Normal, which was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards; Netflix’s award-winning comedy The Upshaws; and Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration special, the largest-ever gathering of LGBTQ+ comics recorded at Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival in 2022.

Wanda Sykes Standup Special. Wanda Sykes at the Miller Theater in Philadelphia. Cr. Aaron Ricketts/Netflix © 2023

Please & Thank You” tour dates

Fri., March 1, 2024 — Chubb Theatre at Capitol Center for the Arts — Concord, NH 

Sat., March 2, 2024 — Tarrytown Music Hall — Tarrytown, NY 

Sun., March 3, 2024 — The VETS — Providence, RI 

Fri., March 15, 2024 — Chrysler Hall — Norfolk, VA 

Sat., March 16, 2024 — Dominion Energy Center — Richmond, VA 

Sun., March 17, 2024 — Crown Theatre — Fayetteville, NC 

Sat., April 6, 2024 — Hawaii Theatre Center — Honolulu, HI 

Fri., April 12, 2024 — Kodak Center Main Theater — Rochester, NY 

Sat., April 13, 2024 — Ulster Performing Arts Center — Kingston, NY 

Sat., April 20, 2024 — Warner Theatre — Washington, DC 

Sun., April 21, 2024 — Count Basie Center for the Arts — Red Bank, NJ 

Fri., May 3, 2024 — Silver Legacy Resort Casino — Reno, NV 

Sat., May 4, 2024 — Emerald Queen Casino & Hotel — Tacoma, WA 

Sun., May 5, 2024 — Atwood Concert Hall — Anchorage, AK 

Thurs., May 9, 2024 — Ovens Auditorium — Charlotte, NC 

Fri., May 10, 2024 — Atlanta Symphony Hall — Atlanta, GA 

Thurs., May 16, 2024 — Clowes Memorial Hall — Indianapolis, IN

Fri., May 17, 2024 — The Fillmore Detroit — Detroit, MI 

Sat., May 18, 2024 — The Chicago Theatre — Chicago, IL 

Fri., May 31, 2024 — Jackson Hall (UC Davis) — Davis, CA

Sat., June 1, 2024 — Paramount Theatre — Denver, CO 

Sun., June 2, 2024 — Fox Tucson Theatre — Tucson, AZ

Thurs., June 6, 2024 — McCallum Theatre — Palm Desert, CA 

Fri., June 7, 2024 — Luther Burbank Center for the Arts — Santa Rosa, CA 

Sat., June 8, 2024 — The Masonic — San Francisco, CA 

Sun., June 9, 2024 — Sycuan Casino Resort — El Cajon, CA 

Thurs., June 13, 2024 — Lexington Opera House — Lexington, KY

Fri., June 14, 2024 — Stifel Theatre — St. Louis, MO 

Sat., June 15, 2024 — Music Hall Kansas City — Kansas City, MO

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