Out comedian Wanda Sykes will MC the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration on the Fourth of July at Independence Hall. The event is the grandmother of a slew of events throughout the city marking the anniversary of the nation’s first LGBT protests, which took place right here in Philadelphia.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice held a book signing at the Philadelphia Bridal Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Sunday, October 6, 2013. She told me loves visiting the Philadelphia area, and was recently here in June at Barnes & Noble. At that time she ran up the Rocky Steps and threw up her arms under the Rocky Statue. No mention of her recent troubles, but she was selling and signing all her books, and posing for photos with fans even without a purchase.
Why did you settle down in Media? Um, yeah, I don’t do any interviews where I talk about, y’know, I spend time in Media or whatever.
It was family that brought you here, right? Yeah, man, but I get people driving by and stuff, so I don’t confirm or deny that I live in the area.
You played Miss Hannigan in the Media Theatre production of Annie in 2010. Why musical theater? I got to be friends with the director there, and he said, “We’re doing Annie and I have the perfect role for you.” I love theater and always wanted to try my hand in it. I absolutely loved it.
Was it more challenging to sing and dance in front of a few hundred people than to do stand-up in front of thousands? Oh yeah. Because if I mess up doing my stand-up show, I can go back with a laugh and it’s all good. When you’re onstage with a whole cast and they’re depending on you, it’s a little more nerve-racking. Read more »