Entertainment & Nightlife
March 11, 2019

Wanda Sykes Comes to Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Thursday, May 9, at 8 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m.

Comedian Wanda Sykes comes to Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Thursday, May 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m. Fans can access presale tickets beginning Thursday, March 14, at 10 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s Facebook and Twitter pages. American Express cardholders can purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, March 13, at 10 a.m. The show’s content is intended for mature audiences.

Sykes is an Emmy Award-winning stand-up comic, writer, actress and producer who has been entertaining audiences for more than 20 years. Sykes recently filmed her fifth stand-up special, which will debut on Netflix May 2019. She has been on the road with “The Oh Well Tour” since 2018. Her role on ABC’s “Black-ish” has earned her two back-to-back Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

In addition to her time on “Black-ish,” Sykes spent five years on the CBS sitcom “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” co-starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as well as HBO’s critically acclaimed “The Chris Rock Show,” which earned her two Emmy nominations and one win. Sykes has also appeared in “Broad City,” “House of Lies,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and many more hit television shows. Other TV credits include FOX’s “Wanda at Large,” which she wrote, produced and starred in; “Wanda Does It” on Comedy Central; and “Crank Yankers” which she voiced the role of Gladys Murphy. Sykes also hosted her own late-night talk show on FOX, “The Wanda Sykes Show.” 

In 2017, Sykes was in the feature comedy “Snatched,” opposite Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn. She also appeared in “Evan Almighty,” in which she co-starred with Steve Carell, the cult-hit “Monster-In-Law” with Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez; “My Super Ex-Girlfriend;” “Pootie Tang;’” “Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps;” “Down to Earth” and many more. Sykes has also voiced characters in the animated feature films, “Ice Age: Collision Course,” Ice Age: Continental Drift,” “Over the Hedge,” The Barnyard” and the children’s shows “Vampira” and “Doc McStuffins.”

Sykes has had four prior comedy specials: 2016’s “What Happened…Ms. Sykes?,” which premiered on Epix; 2009’s “Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me” on HBO, which was nominated for two Primetime Emmy awards; HBO’s 2006 comedy special “Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired,” nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and her first, 2003’s “Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied,” which premiered on Comedy Central. Her stand-up has tackled everything from politics and marriage to racial profiling and parenting.

Tickets cost $65, $50 and $35. All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com. Explore the new Hard Rock Event Center with a 360-degree virtual seat map of the venue at www.myhrl.com.  Doors open one hour prior to show start time. Additional fees may apply.

About Hard Rock Event Center

Hard Rock Event Center is the newly constructed 3,600-seat venue located in the northwest corner of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood. As part of the $1.5 billion property expansion, the former Hard Rock Live arena will be razed and replaced with a state-of-the-art 6,500-plus-seat venue in a theater-style configuration, slated to open in 2019. In the interim, a full schedule of concerts, comedy shows and other events will take place in the Hard Rock Event Center. Seminole Hard Rock has hosted some of the hottest musical acts such as John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw and Carlos Santana; top comedians including Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, George Lopez and the late Robin Williams; as well as major sporting events and events of major sports stars, from UFC matches to charity galas for Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and more. For additional information, please visit www.myhrl.com.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship casino resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.  It isa world-renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination that features a AAA Four Diamond-rated luxury hotel; expansive gaming offerings including first-in-class slots, high-stakes table games and South Florida’s premier poker room; spa and fitness center; award-winning dining and nightlife; and the popular Hard Rock Event Center which hosts A-list entertainers, comedy and sporting events. A $1.5 billion expansion slated to open in fall 2019 will bring 638 luxury guestrooms to a first-ever, iconic, guitar-shaped hotel and 168 upscale guest accommodations in an adjacent hotel tower overlooking a lush, “Bora Bora” style, private cabana environment; a 42,000 square-foot Rock Spa®; a 13.5 acre recreational water-focused experience for sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, sailing and paddle boarding; 21 distinctive  restaurants, bars and lounges; an expanded gaming floor featuring 3,100 slots, 193 table games and a 45-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space; and 26,000 square feet of new retail space.  The highly anticipated 6,500 seat Hard Rock Live theater-styleconcert venue will feature headline performances and live broadcast capabilities.  The resort is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood SeminoleReservation along State Road 7, (U.S. Highway 441). The resort is 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. For more information, visit us online at casino.hardrock.com/hollywood, call 800-937-0010 or follow us:

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