For Sykes, stand-up is best

The Baltimore Sun

Wanda Sykes remembers those fun days back at the National Security Agency, a time filled with all the laughter and frivolity one would expect at the super-secret intelligence-gathering facility adjacent to Fort Meade.

OK, that's a stretch. Truth is, humor and the NSA don't exactly go together. And even though Sykes would eventually morph into one of America's top comedians, her six-year stint as a purchasing agent at the NSA wasn't what made her funny.

If you go Wanda Sykes performs at 8 tonight at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets, which are $36.50, are available at the box office, by calling 410-547-7328 or by going to

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