Wanda Sykes joked the NSA had bugged Stephen Colbert during an appearance on Monday’s “Late Show”.
Sykes, who has been busy promoting her new Netflix standup special “Not Normal”, explained how being smarter than Donald Trump was part of the unusual reality that led her to title her latest show.
Talk then turned to the NSA, with former employee Sykes explaining how she had to tell them all sorts of things to assure them that she could be trusted.
So Colbert brought out a pyramid-shaped object from underneath his desk, which, he said, was given to him by the NSA after the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
“What are the odds that there’s a recording device in this?” the host asked, admitting it had been on his desk for 13 years.
Sykes insisted, “Of course, they’re listening to you!”
The actress also appeared on “Good Morning America”, where she joked about that Jamie Foxx blooper during the “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons'” TV skit.
She shared, “I knew Jamie was going to do something. C’mon, it’s Jamie! That was great.”
Sykes added of how unfazed she appeared to be: “I don’t have an Oscar, I’m gonna stay in character!”