Wanda Sykes: Not Normal Reviews

March 20, 2020
American life felt pretty weird last spring when Wanda Sykes decided to call her latest Netflix special Not Normal. Now it is seriously far from normal. With that in mind, there's almost something reassuring about Sykes' comic takes...
June 28, 2019
Do yourself a favor and catch this amazing one-hour stand-up routine. The woman is a treasure and not to be missed.
May 31, 2019
As Sykes gets worked up about a subject, she can be ferocious.
May 23, 2019
Wanda Sykes has never been one to dance around a point, and lands many direct hits throughout Not Norma
May 23, 2019
The humour is thoughtful, but the physical comedy is brilliant too, not least when Sykes is opining that Tiffany Trump probably doesn't need a secret service detail and could get by with a mall cop on a Segway scooter instead.
May 23, 2019
There's something remarkably rarer, and rawer, about the way Sykes talks about aging in Not Normal.
May 23, 2019
As a whole, the special would be stronger if there were more sequences with that kind of multilayered thoughtfulness. But Not Normal has plenty of moments that stand out on their own, more than justifying the few bits that feel a little thin.
May 22, 2019
In the end, though, when Sykes is her own Last Comic Standing, she turns her comedy lens back onto herself.
May 21, 2019
Sykes manages to balance the personal and the political in a way that doesn't feel heavy-handed, even if comedians commenting on Trump has now become de rigueur.