Wendy Williams says her new stand-up comedy show "Lipshtick," which debuts in Las Vegas this week, for a one-night performance, is part of her 50th birthday bucket list.
"I've always been told I was funny," Williams tells ABC News. "So, I said, 'I would like to do an evening of stand-up.' "
And while the "Hot Topics" segment on her long-running syndicated television program, "The Wendy Williams Show," typically pokes fun at celebrities, Williams says her stand-up routine will focus on personal experiences and address a subject that has been the source of speculation throughout her career: gender.
"People do think I was born a man," she says. "That is absolutely not (true). I get it. I've got a strong face, a strong body, I'm 5'11. I wear wigs."
"I had a very tortured childhood," says Williams, who turned 50 on July 18. "I was tortured, they fat-shamed me. So, I want to talk about growing up. I want to answer the big question about the boobs. I will answer you straight and direct, if you are in Vegas."
According to Williams, "there's no worse way to insult a woman than by saying she looks like a man, but once a woman gets over that, there is no stronger woman."
When she's not taping her talk show in New York City, Williams says she appreciates life in New Jersey, and, to "mind my own damn business."
"I didn't grow up the popular girl or the popular cheerleader. I've never been to a prom, I didn't have a lot of boyfriends, so I'm used to being on this side of life," she says.