Sherri Shepherd

For Sherri Shepherd, being different has made all the difference

For Sherri Shepherd, being different has made all the difference

Sherri Shepherd has made a career out of being different — refreshing, if you will — in a sea of comedians known for being bold and commanding. In fact, it’s how she was first inspired to hit the stage.

One day, while at work as a legal secretary, she and her co-workers decided to go to the Comedy Store. After a dinner stop at Sizzler — “We had all you can eat shrimp and garlic toast,” she recalls — they sat in the audience and Shepherd entertained her group and the surrounding parties until the show started. She was always just a funny person, and tonight was no different.

Then, Andrew Dice Clay got on stage and made all of the women in the audience mad, Shepherd...

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