Sherri Shepherd, 55, calls motherhood her ‘biggest accomplishment’ and ‘biggest insecurity’ as she jokes about getting her son a job on new talk show
Sherri Shepherd is excited about her new talk show for a couple of reasons.
The 55-year-old funny lady says when she got the good news about her new chat show, ‘It was literally like when you win a beauty pageant.’
And then she thought, ‘Can my son get a job at the show? Now this boy is going to be a working and contributing to my household.’
And the winner is: Sherri Shepherd said getting her own talk show ‘was literally like when you win a beauty pageant.’ The new chat program will debut in September. Seen here in LA 2021
Plenty of practice: The funny lady worked as a co-host on The View and filled in on The Wendy Williams Show
In an interview on the PEOPLE Every Day podcast, the comedian who cut her teeth as a co-host on The View and filling in on The Wendy Williams show said her own talker, Sheri, which will debut in September, is the culmination of a long sought for dream.
‘It was something that was such a blessing because it’s been a dream of mine since I was a little girl.’
The Mr. Iglesias actress said, ‘I’m excited to bring my brand of humor and lightness and fun to the daytime talk show space.’
Mother’s Day: The single mom is looking forward to spending Mother’s Day at the beach with her 17-year-old son, Jeffrey
The single mother thinks it might be good for her home life as well. She lives with her her soon to be employed son Jeffrey, 17.
‘Doing a daytime talk show is such a great thing for me because we do it and I’m off by a certain time,’ said the 5’1″ powerhouse. ‘Now I still gotta do my research and all of that, but I still can be home.’
The Emmy award winner admits parenting hasn’t always been easy with her schedule.
Motherhood: The working mom said, ‘being a mother is the biggest accomplishment that I’ve ever had in my life,’ she says. ‘It’s also my biggest insecurity because I always feel like I’m doing it wrong.’ Seen here Atlanta 2022
She credits her Two Funny Mamas podcast partner Kym Whitley and fellow comedian Niecy Nash and others with helping her work through what she called ‘mom guilt.
‘They’re my village of people that I go to for advice, that I go to when I don’t feel like I am everything that Jeffrey needs me to be… I think creating a village is really important.’
‘Being a mother is the biggest accomplishment that I’ve ever had in my life,’ she says. ‘It’s also my biggest insecurity because I always feel like I’m doing it wrong.’
Mom guilt: The Mr. Iglesias actress credited fellow comedians Kym Whitley and Niecy Nash with helping her work through what she calls ‘mom guilt.’ Seen here LA March 2022
The twice married actress said she’s started dating, some, for fun, but is ‘happy at not trying to rush anything.’
For now, her thoughts are turned toward Mother’s Day, time with her son and a trip to the beach.
‘That’s my favorite place,’ she explained, ‘and it’s just gonna be Jeffrey and me.’
Having fun: The twice married actress said she’s started dating, some, for fun, but is ‘happy at not trying to rush anything’ Seen here Atlanta 2022