Wanda Sykes plans to party at the Oscars while she hosts.
Sykes, who along with Regina Hall and Amy Schumer is hosting Sunday’s Oscars, says she wants to drink and things can go crazy.
The comedian appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” where Kimmel guessed she was getting paid about $ 15,000 for the concert, about what he was doing when he hosted the show.
“It sounds like it’s a lot for one night, but it’s months of work leading up to it,” Kimmel said. “You’re being robbed. Hold on right now because they need hosts.”
Sykes said she will start drinking when the first act is over.
“Then I’m here to have fun,” she said. “It’s not like I get paid, you know. You get what you pay for. If you want sober Wanda, add some zeros and move that comma. You get free Wanda.”
If she disappears, she joked, that would mean she drinks off the camera. “So if you only see Amy and Regina out, you can just say, ‘Wanda is drunk, she’s backstage,'” Sykes said.
Sykes also has a plan to compensate for lost income. She said she could steal an Oscar and sell it at a profit.
Kimmel thought it was a good idea, noting that the hot Oscar would “be on ABC and eBay at the same time.”
Sykes’ wife Alex will be at the show, while her mother will not attend.
“It’s not like you get a good seat,” Sykes told his mother. “I’m going to be on stage and working. I said if I thought you were going to sit next to Denzel Washington, then I would fly you in. But you want to be up in the stands sitting next to the guy with Covid. ”
The Oscars aired on ABC, beginning at 8 p.m. EST Sunday.