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Wanda Sykes to Host All-Female Comedy Specials on OWN

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Wanda Sykes is set to bring two hours of hearty laughs to the Oprah Winfrey Network.

The network announced today that it will air two one-hour comedy specials in July. Entitled Wanda Sykes Presents HERLARIOUS, it will feature a cast of rising female comedians. The handpicked crop includes Andi Smith, Gloria Bigelow, Marina Franklin, Tracey Ashley, Carmen Lynch and Dominique Witten.

The specials will air on Saturday, July 13th and Saturday July 20th from 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Sykes will make guest appearances throughout the shows in various skits along with performing her hosting duties. Fellow veteran comedian Kym Whitley will also make a guest appearance.

HERLARIOUS will be taped in Chicago in the same studio The Oprah Winfrey Show was filmed in for over 20 years. However, as the press release reports, it will be transformed into a 'lively comedy venue."

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