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Wanda Sykes is so funny her act almost killed a guy

by The Grio

A Wanda Sykes fan nearly died from laughing at one of her jokes during a recent stand-up comedy event. 

The comedian recalled the incident while appearing Monday on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” People reports. Sykes said she was performing in Memphis, Tennessee, when she sent her security team to check on an audience member who had started choking on his vomit while laughing at her jokes.

Sykes explained, “This guy, apparently he was … They had a lot to drink. There’s always alcohol involved,” she said. “And he was laughing so hard that he puked, he vomited, and then started choking on his vomit.”

Sykes said medical crews had to “work on” the man, who presumably made it out of the venue alive. 

Watch her conversation with Corden in the YouTube clip below.

In related news, Sykes was tapped as one of the A-list comics to perform for Chris Rock’s new comedy special.

As the Los Angeles Times reports, Rock’s special, “Selective Outrage,” will go down live from Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre at 7 p.m. PT on March 4 and available to stream on Netflix.

According to a press release, Rock’s special will have a pre-show titled “The Show Before the Show,” hosted by comedian Ronny Chieng, and a post-show titled “The Show After the Show.” Both events will feature special guests, including Sykes, Arsenio Hall, Leslie Jones, Deon Cole, Cedric the Entertainer, Ice-T, Kevin Hart, and more.

Robbie Praw, Netflix’s vice president of stand-up and comedy formats, said in a statement, that this “amazing lineup of special guests” will serve up a “hilarious evening” as part of Rock’s “incredible set.”

Rock will headline the main event, after which, David Spade and Dana Carvey will host the post-show at the Comedy Store. 

“Our goal is to deliver the best stand-up…

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