Sherri Shepherd

Sheryl Underwood stood out because she rejected industry expectations. Now she's on 'The Talk.'

Sheryl Underwood stood out because she rejected industry expectations. Now she's on 'The Talk.'

Sheryl Underwood does comedy her way. She’s direct. She’s sexual. She’s uncompromising.

But that’s exactly what landed her in one of the chairs of hit CBS daytime talk show “The Talk.” As she tells it, such success would never have come her way if she didn’t put God first — and develop a one-of-a-kind comedic style.


How did you get your start in comedy?

They used to have this thing called lingerie modeling in taverns on Stony Island Avenue in Chicago. What it really was was you put on the lingerie and model and the guys would buy the lingerie and you’d take it off. But I was so horrible at it that I would crack jokes and do silly things like Fred Sanford...

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