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.

Negro League Groupies

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

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.

Meet Julissa

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

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.

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.


“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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