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About (Late) Last Night: Wanda Sykes and the lightbulbs from back East

March 16, 2011 |  7:30 am

Comedian Wanda Sykes talked Las Vegas, Little Orphan Annie and 47th birthdays in a sitdown with Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show." Sykes mentioned that at a recent Las Vegas performance she could tell that the bulk of her audience had come from the cold, snowy East: They all looked like lightbulbs because they had been indoors for far too long. (Oh, how lucky we are to live on the perpetually sunny West Coast!)

She also spoke of the travails of observing a birthday that comes with a certain age. Her wife wanted to whisk her away as a surprise when Sykes turned 47 recently. But at 47, she said, that's not done easily: She needs medication, she needs her neti pot and, of course, more than one pair of underwear.

-- Rick Rojas