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Netflix Drops Hilarious Trailer For Wanda Sykes' 'The Upshaws'

Wanda Sykes gets her game on in a round of Twister in the first teaser for Netflix’s upcoming comedy, The Upshaws.

The series centers on Bennie Upshaw (Mike Epps), the head of a Black working class family in Indianapolis, who is a charming, well-intentioned mechanic and lifelong mess just trying his best to step up and care for his family — wife Regina (Kim Fields), their two young daughters (Khali Daniya-Renee Spraggins, Journey Christine) and firstborn son (Jermelle Simon), the teenage son (Diamond Lyons) he fathered with another woman (Gabrielle Dennis) — and tolerate his sardonic sister-in-law (Sykes), all without a blueprint for success.

But the Upshaws are determined to make it work, and make it to the next level, together.

The Upshaws was co-created by Wanda, and she and Mike also serve as executive producers.

The Upshaws will include 10 half-hour episodes and debut on Wednesday, May 12 on Netflix.

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Allison Janney & Mila Kunis' New Movie 'Breaking News in Yuba County' Debuts Trailer - Watch Now!

The trailer for the upcoming movie Breaking News in Yuba County has been released!

The star-studded film is going to be released in select theaters and on digital on February 12.

Here is the synopsis: “After her husband goes missing, Sue Buttons (Allison Janney), an underappreciated suburban wife, gets a taste of being a local celebrity as she embarks on a search to find him. She quickly finds herself in over her head, dodging cops, criminals and local reporters all aiming to uncover the truth. After being overlooked for so long, Sue goes to exaggerated lengths to prolong her ’15 minutes of fame’ and keep the truth from coming out.”

Also starring in the movie, directed by Tate Taylor, are Mila Kunis, Awkwafina, Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, Matthew Modine, Ellen Barkin, Juliette Lewis, Samira Wiley, Jimmi Simpson, Clifton Collins Jr., Bridget Everett, Dominic Burgess, Keong Sim, and Chris Lowell.

Watch the trailer below!

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Quibi Releases Star-Studded Trailer for Mystery-Comedy Series 'Mapleworth Murders' - Watch Now!

Quibi has released the trailer for their highly-anticipated new mystery-comedy series Mapleworth Murders!

Created by, written by, and starring Paula Pell and John Lutz, the series features a “who’s who” of guest suspects and victims.

The star-studded cast also includes Wanda Sykes, Chris Parnell, Terry Crews, Nicole Byer, Jimmy Carlson, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, D’Arcy Carden, Tim Meadows, Jack McBrayer, Andy Samberg, Tina Fey, Pam Murphy, Annie Mumolo, and Ike Barinholtz.

If you missed it, Maya recently reacted to news of Kamala Harris being picked as Joe Biden‘s Vice President candidate, and revealed if she would impersonate Senator Harris on Saturday Night Live again.

New episodes of Mapleworth Murders air on Mondays on Quibi.

Wanda Sykes Urges White People to Get Out & Protest: 'We Can't Do It Alone'

Wanda Sykes has an important message for white people.

The 56-year-old comedian made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday (June 4) where she talked about a recent video she posted on Instagram where she explained why white people need to “step up” and address systemic racism.

“I was already just so frustrated and angry,” Wanda shared with Jimmy. “We’re just tired of this, man. It’s like we just keep going back and it’s the same thing over and over again. And I think this one, it just, it was it.” She added, “It was like, ‘Enough.’”

Wanda went on to address the black community’s fight for equal treatment and against police brutality.

“I just had to do something. It’s like, we can’t do it alone,” Wanda said. “We’re out there marching and asking for change. You know, we need white people to do it. We need white people to tell white people to stop being racist because when we do it, obviously it’s not working.”

Jimmy then mentioned that he saw videos from a protest in Manhattan Beach, Calif that was made up of mostly white protestors.

“This is different. You can feel it. You can feel this is different,” Wanda said of the protests now versus in the past. “You see white people out there and I guess we just had to tell y’all, ‘Hey, it’s okay. You can march. Just because it’s Black Lives Matter doesn’t mean we don’t want you involved. We need you involved.’”

Wanda added, “I had to go to the grocery store and it was a bunch of white kids on the corner, you know, and some black kids too and they were out protesting and it’s just beautiful. Beautiful to see…I think we are going to see some movement.”

Joshua Jackson Supports 2020 NAACP Nominees at Ted's Toast!

Joshua Jackson is dapper in a suit while he poses alongside Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos at Ted’s 2020 NAACP Nominees Toast held at Hinoki & The Bird on Thursday (February 20) in Los Angeles.

The 41-year-old actor was joined at the event by Directing in a Television Movie nominee Kenny Leon, Actress in a Comedy Series nominee Logan Browning, Tia Mowry, Luke Cage‘s Mike Colter, Wanda Sykes, T.I. and his wife Tameka Harris, Craig Robinson, Giancarlo Esposito, Lexi Underwood, and When They See Us stars Ethan Herisse and Asante Blackk.

The 51st annual NAACP Image Awards will air live on BET for the first time on Saturday (Feb. 22) from Pasadena, Calif. at 8 p.m. ET.

Rihanna will receive the NAACP’s President’s Award and U.S. Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis (D-GA) will be presented with the Chairman’s Award.

READ MORE: Jodie Turner-Smith Puts Baby Bump on Full Display While Out with Hubby Joshua Jackson!

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Wanda Sykes Talks To 'Ellen' About Her New LGBTQ Docuseries 'Visible'!

Wanda Sykes makes an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing Thursday (January 23), and discusses her upcoming AppleTV+ docuseries Visible: Out on Television!

“It’s amazing that these people shared their stories with us, especially you,” the 55-year-old comedian, who also serves as an executive producer on the series, says, referring to Ellen herself.

“It’s documenting the history of LGBTQ community on television. These stories are amazing,” Wanda continues. “What I love about it is that it shows not just our history but it just shows that how important being seen on television is and how it actually effects change and moves the needle. I hope it shows people that it’s important to let marginalized people tell their stories. The story doesn’t have to be about being gay, there’s more to us than that.”

Wanda also tells Ellen what her 10-year-old twins call her and what she threatened to take away from them when they asked her not to talk about them in public anymore.

READ MORE: Wanda Sykes Jokes The NSA Are Spying On Stephen Colbert!

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Tiffany Haddish Celebrates Her 40th Birthday with 'Black Mitzvah' Netflix Special Premiere!

Tiffany Haddish celebrated her 40th birthday in a big way!

The Girls Trip star rung in her day of birth by throwing a big premiere bash for her new Netflix special, Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah, at the SLS Hotel on Tuesday (December 3) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Tiffany was joined at the event by her friends Chelsea Handler, Wanda Sykes, Billy Crystal, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, Common, Kevin Nealon and Charlamagne tha God.

In front of family and friends, Tiffany performed the traditional ceremonial elements of a Bat Mitzvah and ceremony was officiated by Rabbi Susan Silverman – sister of Sarah Silverman.

Tiffany‘s original Netflix comedy special called Black Mitzvah is available to stream now – Watch the trailer here!

READ MORE: Tiffany Haddish Would Host 2020 Oscars, But There’s a Catch

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