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We’re Watching A Black Lady Sketch Show and Here’s Why You Should Too

Posted on 30 August 2019

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If you haven’t heard of HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show, you are surely missing out. Premiering in early August, the show has been received as refreshingly funny and unapologetically black. There are numerous reasons why we think you will fall in love with this show, but here are just a few that come to mind:

The sketch comedy series is breaking the mold by being the first of its kind to be written and produced by black women and features an all-black female cast. Created by Robin Thede, A Black Lady Sketch Show brings life to the screen through its one-of-a-kind comedic take on life as a black woman, while reminding viewers that black women are multi-dimensional and vastly diverse. 

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“Being on a set that was predominantly black was fulfilling in a way that I didn't know I was missing in my life,” the show’s director, Dime Davis stated during an interview with Lauren Ashley Smith, one of the show’s writers and co-executive producers. We can only imagine the hilarity that takes place onset of this groundbreaking series, but even more than that, the camaraderie and pride these extraordinary artists must feel to be in a room full of people who look like them. That’s powerful, sis. 

It is full of familiar faces. The series’ regulars include its creator Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Quinta Brunson, and Gabrielle Dennis. Talk about a comedy smorgasbord. Not giving away any spoilers, but you can also expect a whole lot of guest appearances by familiar names such as Angela Bassett, Laverne Cox, Aja Naomi King and many more! Did we forget to mention that Issa Rae is an executive producer too? They have us over here “rooting for everybody black.” 

It’s hilarious, obviously. I mean, do we really have to convince you further? You can count on a whole lot of black girl magic and deep belly laughs from this series that will leave you seriously wanting more—it’s only 6 episodes after all. Hilarious comedic timing, awkward encounters, and unbelievably relatable situations will have you rolling and gasping for air.

Be sure to support A Black Lady Sketch Show and catch the first season now streaming on HBO. You won’t regret it!

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