The comedian revealed on the Tonight Show that the timing of her twins' birth made her fear that she would miss her performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on May 9.
"Everyone said twins, so they should be there maybe after 35 weeks, but then, nothing. Just sitting around waiting," she said. "I was like, 'Babies you gotta hurry up and get here, I have a big White House correspondents' gig coming up!'"
Sykes, who is married to partner Alex, added that she was in the delivery room for the birth.
"When the doctors tell you, 'Don't look this way'. Don't look that way," she joked.