Going into Wendy, I did it within her format and I guess the viewers liked it, because I love pop culture, but I like to find the lightness and the humor of a hot topic story.
For me it's got to be fun, escapism. If you're a mother, specifically a Black mother like me, there's something that's always making you scared. Now they're taking away women's rights, it's always something. And I feel like people want to turn on the TV and not have to think about all that. I just want to see something that's going to make me smile and make me laugh.
How she is similar to familiar daytime faces? Shepherd noted:
Ellen [DeGeneres] is gone, and I love Kelly Clarkson because she's naturally authentic, but people underestimate a standup comic and that's where we come in. We create magic where there is none, and there is really nobody I think who can fill that void, but I'm here and that's what I'm bringing.