NOMINATED FOR 3 2020 EMMYS

A Black Lady Sketch Show is a narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests. The show presents sketches performed by a core cast of Black women, including Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson. Read More

Essential Black Lady Sketches

Here are a few unforgettable sketches you can’t stop talking about.

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Bad Bitch Support Group

Maya makes a jaw-dropping confession in a support group and gets an unsupportive response in return.

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No Makeup

Perpetually late-to-work Shayla decides to refrain from her extensive morning makeup routine, to her coworker Toni’s dismay.

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Hertep Homecoming

Dr. Haddassah Olayinka Ali-Youngman turns a toast at her sister’s wedding into a teachable moment.

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Negro League Groupies

1930s groupie Feather Atwood sets her sights on Negro League baseball player Satchel Page.

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Chris and Lachel: Exit Row

A flight attendant has a hard time getting compliance from newlyweds Chris and Lachel in the exit row.

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Courtroom Kiki

A judge, bailiff, court reporter and attorneys celebrate their first ever all-Black lady courtroom.

The Magic Behind a Black Lady Sketch

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Creating A Black Lady Sketch Show

Robin Thede explains why she made A Black Lady Sketch Show and what you can expect from the first season.

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A Conversation With Robin and Issa

Robin Thede and Issa Rae discuss the space the show provides for black women in comedy and what makes it unique.

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A Conversation With the Main Cast

The cast discusses what separates A Black Lady Sketch Show from other sketch comedies.

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Meet Chris and Lachel

Robin Thede and Quinta Brunson discuss their unique relationship and the inspiration behind their characters.

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Meet Julissa

Quinta Brunson talks to Robin Thede about her experience playing the Bardi stan.

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Meet Elisa

Gabrielle Dennis tells Robin Thede what she loves about playing the gang orientation leader and what she wants to see her do next.

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Meet Trinity the Invisible Spy

Ashley Nicole Black talks to Robin Thede about the inspiration behind the invisible spy and what Trinity means to her.

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Meet Dr. Haddassah Olayinka Ali-Youngman

Robin Thede introduces you to the Hertep philosophizer and explains how she brought her character to life.

Reviews

“A Black Lady Sketch Show Is a Revolution”

“Robin Thede and Issa Rae deliver an energetic, funny and wonderfully distinctive new sketch show to HBO’s variety lineup.”

“Overall, ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ is a satirical sketch comedy series that provides an upheaval of laughs with a distinctive flavor.”

“‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ is a shining example of the great work you get when equality comes to comedy.”

“It’s a happy surprise, filled with laughter, that celebrates black women. It’s also long, long overdue.”

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