It seems as though the recent "trend” of Black women making history, creating waves and paving the way is truly here to stay (read: we finally started building our own tables and giving out invitations to the women who have been sorely overlooked for years)! TV network HBO will soon be housing the very FIRST sketch comedy TV show featuring ALL Black women! Creator Robin Theade teams up with executive producer Issa Rae & head writer Lauren Ashley Smith to start a revolution of sorts with A Black Lady Sketch Show!
This dynamic trifecta has created what is to be a huge milestone for Black female comedians everywhere. HBO just released the trailer and I was dying laughing within the first 10 seconds! Finally some comedy that I can relate to and genuinely laugh at (besides our dearest Katt Williams standup of course)! With a slew of familiar faces in the trailer, I actually didn’t find myself overwhelmed with the amount of star studded guest appearances as I normally would with any other TV show or movie. With a main cast of fresh female comedians: Robin Thede, Quinta Brunson, Ashley Nicole Black and Gabrielle Dennis, we’re also met with numerous legends and living icons in the comedic and entertainment world such as Angela Basset, Yvonne Orji, Laverne Cox, Patti Labelle, Lena Waithe and so many more hilarious Black women. There’s even a few appearances from some of our favorite Black male comedians like Lil Res Howery, Jermaine Fowler and Deon Cole. Weather you’re a fan of sketch comedy tv or not, I’m sure that A Black Lady Sketch Show will be right up your alley!
Check out the official trailer below and get ready for the premiere on HBO on August 2nd!
Words by Maya Clark // @mayaexplains