Sketch Comedy Series A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW Debuts August 2, Exclusively on HBO

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Jul 24 · 2 min read
Photo: Gabrielle Dennis, Quinta Brunson, Ashley Nicole Black, Robin Thede (Credit: Courtesy of HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, debuting FRIDAY, AUG. 2 (11:00–11:30 p.m. ET/PT), 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 creator Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson. Thede executive produces, writes and stars and Issa Rae (Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee for HBO’s “Insecure”) executive produces.

The show will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

Photo: Ashley Nicole Black, Quinta Brunson, Robin Thede, Gabrielle Dennis (Credit: Courtesy of HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Laugh-out-loud funny and not afraid to be controversial, A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW touches on such culturally relevant themes as social norms, anxiety, religion, sex, dating and relationships. Each episode consists of five to six sketches, showcasing the comedic talents of Robin, Quinta, Ashley and Gabrielle portraying an array of dynamic and varied characters, as well as hyper versions of themselves in interstitials featuring four friends stuck in a house during an end-of-the-world event. Unprecedented in sketch comedy TV history, the show is created by, written by, directed by and starring an array of black women.

Photos (L-R): Holly Walker, Robin Thede, Quinta Brunson, Daniele Gaither; Quinta Brunson, Robin Thede (Credit for both: Courtesy of HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

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.

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