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Sheryl Underwood overhears Queens of Comedy dissing her on conference call

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Sheryl Underwood has certainly found a great amount of success thanks to her gig as a co-host on “The Talk.” But before landing success on TV, Underwood was a rising comedienne on the standup circuit and was even approached about being a part of the famous Queens of Comedy tour. But in a candid confession on “The Talk” this week, Underwood revealed that she declined a spot on the tour because some of the other queens dissed her.

This week, the ladies of “The Talk” have all been revealing major secrets about their lives to their viewers, and when it came time for Underwood to reveal her secret, she chose to open up about her bad experience with the Queens of Comedy.

Underwood explained that she had initially been offered a spot on the tour but turned it down when producers failed to give her enough details about of her potential deal. After the film became a major success and Mo’Nique left the tour, producer Walter Latham contacted Underwood again to ask her to be a part of a second taping for the comedy concert.

However, when Underwood phoned in early for a conference call to discuss the tour, she placed herself on mute and, shockingly, heard fellow comediennes bashing her on the call.

“There’s a conference call. And in my enthusiasm, I want to be punctual. So I dial into this conference call, thinking that I’m going to be on time. So I dial into this call and what I hear is Sommore, Adele Givens and Laura Hayes talking about me on this call. I hear discussions about my appearance. I hear discussions about my ability, ‘Why is she going to be a part?’ ‘What do we need her for?’ This is my recollection of this call. And I was startled and hurt. I was so shocked and hurt that I could not unmute my phone to go ‘Aye b—-, I hear you!’” Underwood explained.

“But I thought take notes, listen because rarely would we hear someone talking about us and saying what they truly feel about us. And then after I listened to all this – and I want every woman to hear this – I was bruised but I wasn’t broken,” Underwood added.

Underwood says that after the call, she contacted Latham and politely declined his offer. She also says that she worked with or saw all of the women after hearing them bash her. But instead of shading them back, she says she decided to learn from their criticism.

“I decided to take the truth of what they’re saying and their right to have an opinion and make myself an even better person. And I know you’re probably thinking, why are you saying it now? Because I’m right where I belong,” Underwood said.

“I’m not mad at any of these women. I thank them for the blessing of telling me something that maybe I needed to hear because this is where I needed to get to and they helped me get there,” she added.

Check out some of what Laura Hayes and Adele Givens had to say about Underwood’s accusations after the cut. – nicholas robinson


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  1. lwc30326 on September 20, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Why should Sheryl care about them dissing. She should have gone in anyway.
    But, she took it the way she needed. They wouldn’t have had the courage to say it to her face, but if it was still the truth, then she got something useful that she needed to work on.
    Progress has a cost.

  2. MISSYCAT(UBESTIABELIEVEIT on September 20, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    you go girl Sheryl Underwood I like you every since you played in beauty shop and was any of them in that movie nope and in fact I haven’t seen Adele in any movies not that I can think of I seen sommore in a few things on BET but that’s it like you said they help you it was a blessing for you did just what you needed to do you kept quiet until you thought It was a right time to say something now hopefully you have you a permanent spot on show that you’re on now I wish you the best endeavors in life Sheryl your always funny to me

  3. Nehes Ba'a Rayay on September 21, 2014 at 1:21 am

    I lost respect for Underwood airing this out on Public Television years later. She always seemed to be destined into doing ‘COON’ sh*t on National Television. Then, she gets praise from her fellow ‘Coon’ Co-Host. Still SMDH in 2014!!! #theblindinglightofmisinformationmustend

    • butterbeanbabe on September 22, 2014 at 10:35 am

      YEH THATS TRU BOUT SHERLY I LIKE THE FACT THEY PUT JUST A UGLY CHICK ON THERE .. but jeez sherly could have kept her mouth closed this show is always on the verge of being cancelled. its not that great of a show sharon osborne is the only reason whites tune in for real ….
      a lot of ozzzy fans will tune in in hopes of seeing ozzy come on there .. but non of those women are no stars and that asian chick i do not care for her she seems sneaky her husband owns the show go figure .. so they have to kiss her jap ass you know she is the one who had surgery to not look japanese . self hating cow .

  4. butterbeanbabe on September 22, 2014 at 10:31 am

    SHERLY got a ahh ha moment when she got that spot on the view .. simore and her buddies probably wanted to choke ….
    sheryl has her audience she is an eye sore but she is fun, and enchanting , people like the risk that show took putting her on there … i found it a eye raiser ..
    i was sceptical so i tuned in … at first she annoyed me not know what to talk about but once she got heated she found her nitch ..and she is good to go … simore is not cute her dam self who told her she was ? she think cause she got a nice body she is cute to .no she is one little monster in the face … and she keeps getting work done on her mugg to .. non of those gossipers are beautiful .. who do they think they are beyonce ???? onlly beyonce can call you ugly and you really are LMAAAAO