"NewNowNext Vote With Wanda Sykes" will employ a "rapid-fire, roundtable format with notable panelists from both sides of the political aisle"
Outspoken comedienne Wanda Sykes will throw her two cents into the upcoming presidential election.
Former "Chris Rock Show" star Sykes will host a pair of election specials for gay-centric cable outlet Logo, the network said Thursday. The specials, dubbed "NewNowNext Vote With Wanda Sykes," will "educate, activate and entertain viewers while shining a spotlight on the state of national politics through an LGBT lens," according to Logo.
Taped in front of a live audience in New York's Times Square, the episodes will employ a "rapid-fire, roundtable format with notable panelists from both sides of the political aisle."
“These specials will be thought provoking, exciting and the perfect forum to discuss important issues facing our community," Sykes said of the specials. "Plus, it is Logo so maybe I'll get to dress in drag!”
The first of the one-hour specials will air Sept. 10 at 10 p.m., four days prior to the Democratic National Convention. The second special will air on Nov. 5, the eve of the election, at a time to be announced.