Sykes to Roast Obama at Press Dinner

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2009 3:49 PM CST

(Newser) – Wanda Sykes has been tapped to roast Barack Obama at this year’s White House Correspondents' Dinner on May 9. The lesbian comic will likely skewer the President’s anti-gay-marriage stance, but she has some skeletons of her own, the Los Angeles Times reports. After hearing about the engagement, “I made sure my taxes were paid,” she said.

“I'm not rooting against him at all because, especially in this economy and everything, we need him to succeed,” Sykes said of Obama. “But there's gonna be some incidents and missteps.”