MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY: The final episode of “The Wendy Williams Show” aired June 17. Fans already know that comedian Sherri Shepherd’s new talk show will take her place.
Even though “Sherri” doesn’t start until September 12, Shepherd is already making fun of Wendy.
The new host says she’ll make sure her version is much more “friendly” to both guests and audience. Shepherd, meanwhile, will begin her show in September. Indeed, Wendy’s show was canceled in June due to the host’s strange behavior and health issues.
Now, with just weeks to go until the new show debuts, Shepherd has slammed the often-controversial Wendy and told the audience that she would be a much better and happier host. In an interview with DailyMail, she said: “Let’s be clear: I’m not a mean person at all!” I want to have a good attitude. I love happiness. I like to be nice and make people laugh. Anyone who knows me will tell you the same. She said there won’t be any mean jokes and she’ll be nice to the celebrities because she wants Oprah and Meryl Streep as guests. In a recent tweet for ‘Sherri Show’, she said, “After her trip I’m returning my @Hertz van truck to New York.
“I’m all about the good vibes. I love happiness. I like to be nice and make people laugh. Anyone who knows me will tell you the same thing, and my talk show will reflect that. Why would it be anything else? As a famous person myself, I know what it’s like to worry about being on a show or hoping the host won’t try to catch you off guard. “Sherri will be a place where celebrities will feel welcome,” the show’s host said. Shepherd also said Michelle Obama would be his dream guest on the show.
Shepherd also said, “I couldn’t be happier to join a genre that has given us Oprah Winfrey, Phil Donahue, Sally Jesse Raphael, Rolonda Watts, Montell Williams and Ricki Lake. When Sherri goes live for the first time on September 12, I hope to have the same kind of effect as those big-name talk show hosts. I’m grateful!” Her show will be filmed at Chelsea Studios in New York City in front of a live audience. “I put pressure on myself to make sure that every time I get on that set, I’m at my best. The only thing I worry about is giving people an hour of happiness, laughter and inspiration. Shepherd said in the chat, “I’m sure my great team at Debmar-Mercury will help me achieve this goal every day.”