May 21, 2019

"I’ve noticed that the relationship jokes you made earlier in your career were a little nastier and less playful than the ones you make now. Why do you think that is?"

The NYT asked Wanda Sykes, who answered:
It just speaks to being in a bad relationship with my husband. I was being honest. I wanted to get away. Like: “God, there’s his stupid face, and he’s chewing. Ugh, does he have to breathe? Make him stop breathing.” Now I’m in a great relationship, and I’m happy, so my wife’s chewing doesn’t annoy me.
From "Wanda Sykes on ignoring Michelle Obama and the ‘Roseanne’ debacle."

ADDED: That made me think of "Madame Bovary":
Besides, she was becoming more irritated with him. As he grew older his manner grew heavier; at dessert he cut the corks of the empty bottles; after eating he cleaned his teeth with his tongue; in taking soup he made a gurgling noise with every spoonful; and, as he was getting fatter, the puffed-out cheeks seemed to push the eyes, always small, up to the temples.
He made a gurgling noise with every spoonful because she didn't like him.

25 comments:

Lucid-Ideas said...

“God, there’s his stupid face, and he’s chewing. Ugh, does he have to breathe? Make him stop breathing.”

"I was in a bad relationship with my husband."

What a gem. She's delightful.

TerriW said...

Yet.

Sydney said...

But maybe her chewing annoys her wife.

Browndog said...

Ugh, does he have to breathe? Make him stop breathing.

She stole that from former stand-up comedian Ellen Degeneres. Difference is, Ellen's delivery was playful and funny.

This is.....Not. Funny.

Earnest Prole said...

Althouse, pouring gasoline and asking if any of her commenters happen to have a match.

RNB said...

The transition from 'husband' to 'wife' suggests that there are additional reasons for the shift.

gilbar said...

Sydney said... But maybe her chewing annoys her wife.

Hypergamy in action!
she was poor; and took a husband. THEN!
she became rich; and HATED her husband. THEN!
she divorced her husband, and took a trophy wife. NOW!
trophy wife is working on working around that damn pre-nup!!!

Michael K said...

Now I’m in a great relationship, and I’m happy, so my wife’s chewing doesn’t annoy me.

Lesbians are happier with other women. So, what's new ?

Sebastian said...

"He made a gurgling noise with every spoonful because she didn't like him."

And before long, problem solved.

richlb said...

Reminds me of the Danny DeVito film The War of the Roses.

Roy Jacobsen said...

Wanda Sykes makes jokes?

Who knew?

narciso said...

That would be a category error, she was on some show with Julia dreyfus some years ago.

tcrosse said...

Back in the early years of the century she wrote for and appeared on Chris Rock's show. She was hilarious, and won an Emmy for her efforts.

Tom T. said...

The fact that women can have trophy wives now too is a step forward for equality.

SGT Ted said...

The NYT really likes to celebrate and promote shitty, garbage people, don't they?

President-Mom-Jeans said...

That fat cunt Sykes is still around? Would have thought some obesity related disease like diabetes would have taken her no talent ass out by now.

Jamie said...

Heh... A couple of weeks ago, my husband was doing something that I had told him on a number of occasions was irritating and, by the bye, obviously incorrect. (And by "told him" I mean "ranted at him about.") So I asked him, "Why [rendered as WHY THE BLEEP] are you doing that?!"

Surprised at the volume and timbre of my voice, he said, "Apparently to annoy you." Which made me laugh.

madAsHell said...

Now I’m in a great relationship, and I’m happy, so my wife’s chewing doesn’t annoy me.

A very crude oral sex joke??

Gojuplyr831@gmail.com said...

"I was in a bad relationship with my husband

Total lack of awareness. They were both obviously in a bad relationship. Wonder what the ex husband has to say about it?

tim in vermont said...

They say that the surest predictor of divorce is when one partner is disgusted by the other.

Yancey Ward said...

I see I wasn't the only one! I also was thinking about War of the Roses.

Jim at said...

Wasn't she the one who openly wished death upon Rush Limbaugh?

That was a real knee-slapper.

Narr said...

Beaten to the "chewing what?" line by madAsHell.

Narr
a.k.a. Cnut Dijver

Biotrekker said...

Angry lesbians are just not funny. I like how she throws Roseanne under the bus immediately.

Unknown said...

Comedy ain't pretty...

Scissors! now that was funny