Sherri Shepherd promises her talk show will NOT be “mean” and wants Oprah and Meryl Streep as guests

Sherri Shepherd promises her talk show will NOT be “mean” and wants Oprah and Meryl Streep as guests

Sherri Shepherd has relocated – with the help of Hertz – from Los Angeles to New York City, where she will star in her own talk show titled Sherri, filling a slot vacated by troubled Wendy Williams.

And the 55-year-old star has exclusively spoken to about what her plans are for her new programme, which launches in September.

One of the things she emphasized is that there won’t be any mean jabs (unlike Wendy’s Hot Topics segment, where the Kardashians and Jenners were often slammed) and she’ll certainly be celebrity-friendly as she enjoys some A- List guests like Oprah and Meryl would end up Streep. “I’m all about joy,” she shared.

New city, new show, new interview: Sherri Shepherd has relocated from Los Angeles to New York City, where she will star in her own talk show, titled Sherri, and will fill a timeslot vacated by troubled Wendy Williams has become; seen with a Hertz truck on Monday

Hello New York!  And the 55-year-old star has spoken to  about her plans for her new programme, which launches in September.  She is seen here moving boxes to her new NYC apartment

Hello New York! And the 55-year-old star has spoken to about her plans for her new programme, which launches in September. She is seen here moving boxes to her new NYC apartment

Sherri spoke to after Hertz helped her make the big film East. They even put her face and name on the side of the vans while helping her fill her new NYC pad with her belongings.

As for the show, which airs nationally on FOX television networks and channels, it’s positive.

‘Let’s be clear, I’m not a mean person at all!’ She shared what will be a stark contrast to Williams, who memorably took pot shots at Kylie Jenner’s daughter Stormi.

“I’m all about positive energy. I care about joy. I’m all about kindness and laughter. Anyone who knows me will tell you exactly that,” Sherri told .

“And that will embody my talk show. Why should it be anything else? Being a celebrity myself, I know what it’s like not feeling safe about appearing on a show or hoping a host isn’t trying to have a gotcha moment with you. It’s going to be a celebrity-friendly zone on Sherri.’

She Wants Her To Show Up: The funny girl is hoping to land Meryl Streep And her too: And she would like Oprah on her show;  seen with Beau Stedman Graham

She wants these ladies to show up: The funny girl is hoping to land Meryl Streep (left) and Oprah (right) with Stedman Graham as guests

Her guest of choice is Michelle Obama.

“And of course she can bring the guy she’s married to who ruled our country!” joked the star.

“You know I want Oprah! Who wouldn’t? I would love to sit across from Meryl Streep! And you know I have a crush on Regé-Jean Page, he has to come,” she noted.

“And Trevor Noah has priority, too. I would like to do a duet with Pat Benatar. And I have to celebrate the living legend that is actress Marla Gibbs – this queen deserves her flowers.”

And she’s happily taking on the role of talk show host: “I couldn’t be more excited to join the genre that has given us names like Oprah Winfrey, Phil Donahue, Sally Jesse Raphael, Rolonda Watts, Montell Williams and Ricki Lake. I hope to make the impression these talk titans made at the live premiere of Sherri on September 12th. I’m thankfull!’

She had a sharp tongue: One of the things Sherri emphasized is that there won't be any mean jabs (unlike Wendy's Hot Topics segment, where the Kardashians were slammed a lot) and she'll certainly be celebrity-friendly

She had a sharp tongue: One of the things Sherri emphasized is that there won’t be any mean jabs (unlike Wendy’s Hot Topics segment, where the Kardashians were slammed a lot) and she’ll certainly be celebrity-friendly

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They were teased: Wendy often walked behind the Kardashian and Jenner families; Khloe (left) and Kylie (right) were often targets

Speaking on the post is a challenge for the talk show host, but she’s happy to take it on: “I tell everyone to move towards what scares them, to move towards the things that challenge them.”

So far, she’s not feeling the glare after fan favorite Wendy left the web.

“I just feel the pressure to go out there and be authentically Sherri,” the comedienne said.

“I put myself under pressure to make sure I’m at my best every time I step onto the set. Making sure I can give people an hour of joy, laughter and inspiration is the only thing I worry about.

“And I’m confident that I have a great team at Debmar-Mercury to help me achieve that goal every day.”

Regarding work stress and anxiety, she is looking for a higher power to help her.

Good times: Sherri enjoyed working with Hertz.  On Monday, Shepherd surprised customers at the Hertz location at 126 W 55th St when she returned the Hertz truck she rented to haul her belongings east when she moved to NYC for her new show

Good times: Sherri enjoyed working with Hertz. On Monday, Shepherd surprised customers at the Hertz location at 126 W 55th St when she returned the Hertz truck she rented to haul her belongings east when she moved to NYC for her new show

“My faith is the center of all things. When work gets stressful, when I get into my head and question myself; I’ll stop and pray,” Sherri said.

“Prayer centers me. It gets me back on track. And I’ve surrounded myself with some people who know when I need extra muscle, and they’ll grab me and pray if I’m not strong enough to pray for myself.

“Sometimes it takes a whole village to create this magic, but I’ve been blessed with a God-loving village to hold me tight.”

And she’s excited to return to bustling New York, a city she knows well, having lived there for nine years while filming The View and starring in Cinderella on Broadway.

“I have to say, there’s nothing quite like The Big Apple’s energy,” the talent said.

“I’m very excited myself and so is my son Jeffrey because he’s here now meeting up with his friends who he’s only been able to FaceTime with while we lived on the West Coast. What better place for him to find his independence as a young man than New York City!’

Silly Star: While at Hertz, she surprised customers by giving them special Hertz rewards along with items that didn't fit in her new home in New York

Silly Star: While at Hertz, she surprised customers by giving them special Hertz rewards along with items that didn’t fit in her new home in New York

All of this sounds familiar to her when she was filming a talk show pilot in 2005.

“I think it was for my own show. It wasn’t picked up. That was before I even landed The View. When I left The View, I told anyone who would listen that I wanted my own talk show,” she shared. “In 2019 I was close, but the timing wasn’t right.

The star worked with Hertz during her move, who she said she loved: “I just had to move from LA to New York to host my new talk show SHERRI and I’m so grateful to Hertz that she didn’t just helped get all my stuff across the country.

“But I’m particularly excited because they had my face on the moving truck. You never really expect to see your face on a moving truck and I have to say it’s a thrill.”

Sherri enjoyed working with Hertz.

On Monday, Shepherd surprised customers at the Hertz location at 126 W 55th St when she returned the Hertz truck she rented to haul her belongings east when she moved to NYC for her new show.

While at Hertz, she surprised customers by giving them special Hertz rewards along with items that don’t fit in their new home in New York.

Hello Manhattan: She is excited to return to bustling New York, a city she knows well having lived there for nine years while filming The View and starring in Cinderella on Broadway

Hello Manhattan: She is excited to return to bustling New York, a city she knows well having lived there for nine years while filming The View and starring in Cinderella on Broadway

She also said: “This is part of Hertz’s Let’s Go campaign and fits so perfectly with my life because I’m a big believer in the idea of ​​Let’s Go!” towards the things that challenge you. That’s what I’m doing with my new talk show.”

Shepherd is currently on the HBO MAX series Sex Lives of College Girls; and recently starred in the Lifetime film Imperfect High.

She starred in the Netflix hit comedy series Mr. Iglesias; and as a recurring guest star on ABC’s Call Your Mother.

One NYC fan:

One NYC fan: “I have to say, there’s nothing quite like The Big Apple’s energy,” said the talent. “I’m very excited myself and so is my son Jeffrey because he’s here now meeting up with his friends who he’s only been able to FaceTime with while we lived on the west coast.” Seen in NYC on Monday