People Exclusive ‘The actress, who guest-starred on the sitcom, tells the hosts of PEOPLE in the ’90s about auditioning for "all the white shows. I became known as the Black girl on all the white sitcoms" Advertisement sherri-shepherd Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images Before Sherri Shepherd co-hosted The View or had a recurring role on 30 Rock or co-starred on Mr. Iglesias , she was a standup comic in Los Angeles. And, along with a lot of other now-famous performers, she was constantly auditioning. “Yeah, it’s a trip,” Shepherd, 54, tells hosts Jason Sheeler and Andrea Lavinthal on this week’s episode of PEOPLE in the ’90s . “When I look at Jamie Foxx or talk to Jamie and I go, ‘Look at everything that has happened,’ or Chris Tucker or Dr. Ken, we were all struggling comics. And we all were just trying to get on stage and get stage time. We all auditioned for the same thing. I had three callbacks for In Living Color . I never knew In Living Color would become what it was. It was a time of that’s all we cared about. We just came and did stand-up. It was our craft. And I couldn’t… Read full this story
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