Wanda Sykes on Kids, Family and Hitting the Road

August 14, 2014 8:24 PM

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Wanda Sykes on Kids, Family and Hitting the Road

A punctual Wanda Sykes called 15 minutes early for her interview and was on the ball immediately. "Was she funny?" "Did she make you laugh?" "Was she as hilarious as she seems?" All of these questions were posed to me by readers after said interview. The truth: Sykes is a down-to-earth mama who does comedy for a living and loves the hell out of life, but when I talked to her -- she was a normal chick trying to get a few words in before her five-year-old twins -- Lucas and Olivia -- hauled off into the nearby pool.

Sykes, 50, is currently preparing to hit the road after a summer hiatus with her family in France where her in-laws reside. Married to her wife Alex since 2008, Sykes has leveraged her fame for the greater good -- fighting for same-sex marriage after her own nuptials were invalidated in California d...

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