Sherri Shepherd co-hosts the Tom Joyner Morning Show every Thursday. The actress/comedienne has had her share of personal life drama with two divorces, but she’s also starred on Cinderella on Broadway since her departure from The View.
Today she gave the TJMS audience some insight into the problems on her former show.
On problems on ‘The View’:
“Whoopi’s in the hospital but she’ll be back next week. You know when you’re in the hospital and you go in for a nose job but they say it’s a deviated septum? Whoopi said she got a herniated disc, I think Whoopi just needed a break. They’re talking about dropping ‘The View.’ The ratings have tumbled. Wow, its amazing when they take people off. Until you do right by me – (laughs.) If y’all look at my farewell show, y’all see my fingers…until you do right by me……’ Joy’s coming back to co-host and Barbara Walters will be on for the next month every Friday. It’s a little bit of a mess over there. I’m co-hosting The Real on January 20th. I think they’re beating The View and The Talk is neck and neck with The View. And Wendy Williams is very happy.”
On getting in Barbara Walters’ pockets:
They’re saying Rosie Perez may not be back. It’s never good when four months in, when you have a panel and you’re talking about one person is leaving. Even when I was making my mistakes, they never said…Barbara was with me the entire time. Except when I made a comment about my boss’ money. Omigod. I’ll never do that again. That little woman got in my face – don’t you ever talk about my money. The white teeth were showing. You know when the white teeth are showing. She turned my back to the audience and the audience was saying ‘Oh look, she’s kissing Sherri. That woman was in my face saying ‘Don’t you ever talk about my money.’
I am in Top Five and I’m proud of Chris Rock. I didn’t get on [Mike] because he didn’t see the movie and he was bashing all the comics. I was laughing and then I was what…I got on Twitter and I said ‘C’mon Mike Epps, really, no support’ and he came back and he said “Sherri, I’m just a comic, come on.” He said Chris Rock was not a superstar and they give the movies to the wrong people. Chris Rock is and he’s been around a long time, and he has longevity. Spell longevity, Mike, spell longevity – i-t-y….and he changed his tune and apologized and said he’s going to take me to see Top Five when he’s back in New York.
On why it’s hard to do comedy these days:
I’m working out some material. I’m working on a tour. It’s very scary for comics now because people tape you then they put your stuff on YouTube. You’re working stuff out, so something you say might be offensive or just right and then you got all this criticism of your act. You can say do your thing, but that’s what they told Tracy Morgan and then he had to apologize to NBC.
On Tracy Morgan:
He’s working to come back. If you sit next to him you don’t even know anything is wrong. He’s Tracy. He’s in physical therapy working it out. But he was in a pretty bad accident.
If you’re in New York City, check out Sherri at Caroline’s On Broadway tonight at 8 p.m. But don’t put it on YouTube.