‘I am not a mean person’: Sherri Shepherd takes a dig at Wendy Williams after replacing her as talk show host
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY: 'The Wendy William's show' aired its final episode on June 17. Fans are already aware that it is going to be replaced by another talk show by comedian, Sherri Shepherd. Though the show, 'Sherri' is all set to be premiered on September 12, Shepherd is already slamming Wendy.
The new host says she will make sure her version will be much more "friendly" to her guests as well as viewers. However, Shepherd will debut her show this September after Wendy's show was canceled in June this year due to the bizarre behavior and health conditions of the host.
Now, with just weeks to go before the new show gets premiered, Shepherd throws a shade on the often controversial Wendy, and went out to the public and stated she will be a far better and happier host. In an interview with DailyMail, she stated, "Let’s be clear, I’m not a mean person at all! I'm all about positive energy. I’m about joy. I’m about kindness and laughter. Anyone that knows me will tell you just that." One of the things she stressed is that there will be no mean jabs and she will certainly be celebrity friendly as she would like to land some A-list guests like Oprah and Meryl Streep. Recently, one of her tweets for 'Sherri Show' said, "Returning my @Hertz box truck in NYC after its trek. Now it’s time to have some fun at Hertz’ neighborhood location in midtown Manhattan near the studio for @SherriShowTV! #HertzLetsGo #sponsored"
Returning my @Hertz box truck in NYC after its trek. Now it’s time to have some fun at Hertz’ neighborhood location in midtown Manhattan near the studio for @SherriShowTV!#HertzLetsGo #sponsored pic.twitter.com/emXwIvH6SK— Sherri Shepherd (@sherrieshepherd) August 9, 2022
"I'm all about positive energy. I’m about joy. I’m about kindness and laughter. Anyone that knows me will tell you just that, And that’s what my talk show will embody. Why would it be anything but that? As a celebrity myself, I know what it’s like to not feel safe appearing on a show or hoping a host doesn’t try to have a gotcha moment with you. It will be a celebrity-friendly zone on Sherri." added the host. Shepherd also indicated her dream guest for the show is Michelle Obama.
Shepherd further said, "I couldn’t be more excited to join the genre that has given us names like Oprah Winfrey, Phil Donahue, Sally Jesse Raphael, Rolonda Watts, Montell Williams, and Ricki Lake. I hope to make the impact those titans of talk have made when Sherri premieres live on September 12. I’m grateful!". Her show is set to be shot in front of a live audience at New York's Chelsea Studios. "I put pressure on myself to make sure I’m bringing my best self each time I step onto that set. Making sure I can offer people one hour of joy, laughter and inspiration is the only thing I’m worried about. 'And I’m confident that I’ve got a great team at Debmar-Mercury helping me achieve that goal each day." claimed Shepherd in the interaction.