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'I Want You To Have A Good Time': Sherri Shepherd Discusses New Talk Show On 'The Daily Show With Trevor Noah'

Lindsay Cronin - Author

Sep. 12 2022, Published 5:43 p.m. ET

Sherri Shepherd has a new talk show and during an appearance on a recent episode of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, the comedian and actress expressed excitement for the new project while also sharing what viewers can expect.

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Sherri Shepherd Told Trevor Noah That Having Her Own Show Is A 'Dream Come True'

Ahead of the highly-anticipated premiere of Sherri, Sherri Shepherd visited The Daily Show With Trevor Noah to promote the daytime talk show.

"This is a big deal," host Trevor Noah declared on the episode, via YouTube.

"Yes it is. Because I've been on The View -- I did The View for seven seasons with Barbara and Whoopi and Joy and Elizabeth. And so to do my own, it's literally a dream come true," Sherri replied.

Sherri Shepherd Recalled Her Childhood Dreams Of A Talk Show On 'The Daily Show With Trevor Noah'

Looking back at her childhood, Shepherd told Noah she "used to talk to [her] teddy bears a toilet paper roll."

"I'd put it in front of their faces and I would do that. And when I was a legal secretary, I'd sign my name, 'Sherri.' So it's like, I always thought about doing a talk show," she admitted.

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Sherri Shepherd Told Trevor Noah She Wants Readers To Have Fun And Laugh Watching 'Sherri'

Although Shepherd said she loves politics and can talk about them "24/7," that's not what Sherri is about.

"My show is joy, fun, and laughter because we go through so much in our day, I think we get desensitized and... I want you to come to my show and laugh," she explained. "I want you to have a good time -- that's all I want. And I just have this incessant need... I have to make you laugh. So if that's what you want, I want you to turn into Sherri."

'Sherri' Will Have A Special Segment For Comedians

Also on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Shepherd confirmed Sherri will feature a special segment on the show for comedians called "Sherri's Laugh Lounge."

"I have been a struggling comedian like, my entire life. I used to go and I would get bumped by Tommy Davidson, Marlon Wayans, all of them, and I would just sit there until 1 in the morning and I would play in front of one person and I go, 'If somebody would just give me a chance,' and that is what I want to do with comics," she revealed. "I know so many comics. That is my mission -- because you know there are comics around who just need the exposure."

Check your local listings for Sherri air times in your area.


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