NOMINATED FOR FIVE 2021 EMMYS

A Black Lady Sketch Show is a narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests. Season 2 presents sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis, Laci Mosley and Skye Townsend.

Creator/executive producer/writer/star, Robin Thede; executive producer, Issa Rae for Issa Rae Productions; executive producers, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry for 3 Arts Entertainment; executive producers, Tony Hernandez, Brooke Posch for JAX Media; head writer/co-executive producer: Lauren Ashley Smith; producers, Deniese Davis, Montrel McKay for Issa Rae Productions; producer, John Skidmore for JAX Media.

Artist and Business Spotlight

Learn more about the businesses and the artists behind some of the products and artwork featured in Season 2.

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.

Season 2 Hairstyle Flipbook

Check out some of the fierce looks that hairstylist Nikki Wright cooked up for the cast this season.

The Magic Behind a Black Lady Sketch

BEHIND THE SCENES4:08
A Black Lady Roundtable

The cast discusses what's in store for the second season.

Behind the Scenes1:06
Meet the Character: Dr. Haddassah

Robin Thede breaks down why it was important to open up Season 2 with our favorite hertep.

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The Craft: Gwyn Martin-Morris

Post Producer Gwyn Martin-Morris describes how she got into the industry and what she loves about working on this show.

Behind the Scenes1:08
Meet the Character: Salina Duplass

Robin Thede highlights the reason why she was so excited to play this character.

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Meet the Crew with Robin Thede

Join Robin Thede as she chats with the post-production crew about the importance of having diverse voices on the team.

BEHIND THE SCENES1:17
Meet the Character: Nona Love

Skye Townsend reveals how her experience working at a production label informed how she approached her character.

Behind the Scenes2:42
The Craft: April Chaney and Nikki Wright

Makeup department head April Chaney and hair department head Nikki Wright discuss what a typical morning looks like on set and how they got into film and television.

Behind the Scenes1:32
The Craft: Sarah Gonzalez

Graphic designer Sarah Gonzalez reflects on her getting started in the entertainment industry and the most rewarding part of her job.

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Meet the Character: Ally

Ashley Nicole Black sits down with Robin Thede to talk about the flawless hype woman.

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The Craft: Stephanie Filo and Jessica Hernandez

Editors Jessica Hernandez and Stephanie Filo discuss their editing styles and their first major post-production job.

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Meet the Character: Karlie Chanel

Gabrielle Dennis explains to Robin Thede the story behind the motivational speaker’s facial expression.

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Meet the Character: Fairy Aunt Mother

Laci Mosley discusses what she loved about playing the magical fairy with Robin Thede.

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The Craft: The Writers

The writers discuss when they first knew they wanted to be writer and where they get their inspiration from.

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