It’s finally time for the world to experience Robin Thede’s hilarious new series A Black Lady Sketch Show. “A Black Lady Sketch Show” is a narrative series set in a magical reality of dynamic, hilarious characters and guests. The show presents sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson. It’s a bit sexiest, we know, but after four-hundred years of oppression, sisters deserve to win!
Besides the eye-candy known as Robin Thede, here are three reasons to watch:
Robin Thede is kind of a genius.
There’s something truly special about Robin Thede and her knack for nailing comedy in a smart, innovative way. While we loved her BET series, The Rundown with Robin Thede, A Black Lady Sketch Show positions Robin to be Robin. She absolutely flourishes as a sketch comedian. In fact, she has been honing her sketch comedy skills since she was an undergrad at Northwestern University, where she helped birth the beloved, annual production, “Out Da Box.”
The special guests are awesome.
Aside from the stellar cast, expect to see some of your favorite celebs flexing their funny bones as guest stars. Dozens of celebs including Kelly Rowland, Angela Bassett, Laverne Cox,Yvonne Orji, Tia Mowry, David Alan Grier, Lena Waithe, Gina Torres, and Aja Naomi King will pop up this season.
Issa Rae is on board.
The Insecure star is the show’s executive producer and we know she always brings the funny. While she’s not a series regular, we’ll also get to see her in front of the camera.
However, we hope the comedy. . .
Now that’s out of the way, after seeing the trailer we HOPE the show isn’t all about “Bitches” and “Hoes.” WE sincerely hope the comedy is more than hair weaves and stereotypes. That’s what why we wanted more Black producers, writers and show runners, right? We at theysofunny.com are tired of being bombarded by the same cliches. As we mentioned before, Black women have been marginalized for 400 years, lets skip the antics and do some revolutionary-soul-stirring-comedy, please.