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Comedian Wanda Sykes Booed and Heckled After Telling Anti-Trump Jokes

Leftist entertainer and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' star caused nothing but controversy on a New Jersey stage

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A recent standup comedy show by leftist comedian Wanda Sykes did not go over well with a New Jersey audience.

The 54-year-old comedian took the stage at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, New Jersey, and immediately launched into jokes aimed at President Donald Trump.

One of her jokes included a comment that the public is aging faster from stress than the president.

Another poked fun at the fact that some world leaders laughed at Trump while he gave a speech to the United Nations.

“What was the joke he told?” the comedian joked.

“Do some comedy!” one attendee heckled, according to the Asbury Park Press.

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“Too political!” another yelled.

Syke’s response to the hecklers? “What do you expect? I’m a black lesbian,” she said.

A dozen attendees eventually walked out or were kicked out of the show.

“I paid for a comedy show, not for a political venue,” Christine Delancey of Old Bridge said.

“First of all, you don’t bash our president. I am not a Trump supporter, but he is my president, and I would never bash my president.”

Some attendees were apparently demanding refunds from staff.

Attendees who stayed cited Sykes’ past work as fair warning about her material.

“She [Sykes] made her point β€” she’s a black lesbian,” said Gabby Young of Brick. “You knew what you were gonna get. You should have known that it wasn’t going to be pro-Trump.”

Sykes has gone after the president publicly plenty of times before.

She previously said in a standup show that Trump’s visits to Mar-A-Lago are costing taxpayers a “s***load of money.”

She also recently joined other Hollywood leftists and went after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“Can we not forget that the only reason why Trump nominated this beer-loving judge is because in a law review article, Kavanaugh stated that Congress should exempt sitting Presidents from criminal indictment? Period,” she wrote.

She also donated money to Texas Democratic candidate for senate Beto O’Rourke, who is running against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Sykes won an Emmy Award in 1999 for her writing on “The Chris Rock Show.”

She is best known for starring in hit films such as “Monster-in-Law,” “Clerks II,” and “Ice Age: Continental Drift.”

She has also had TV roles in “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and other shows.

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