Fresh Air For Aug. 1, 2019: Comic Wanda Sykes Hear the Fresh Air program for August 1, 2019

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Wanda Sykes surprised herself by coming out publicly as a lesbian at a 2008 LGBTQ rally in Las Vegas. "I didn't even know that I was going to do it," she says. "It wasn't planned at all." Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix hide caption

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Wanda Sykes Loves Stand-Up: 'That's Where I Can Be Free,' She Says

Before Sykes became a comic, she worked at the National Security Agency, where she had top security clearance. Now she takes on the president in her Emmy-nominated Netflix special Not Normal.

Wanda Sykes surprised herself by coming out publicly as a lesbian at a 2008 LGBTQ rally in Las Vegas. "I didn't even know that I was going to do it," she says. "It wasn't planned at all." Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix hide caption

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Wanda Sykes Loves Stand-Up: That's Where 'I Can Be Free,' She Says

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From WHYY in Philadelphia