Robin Thede to Bring ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ to HBO

The sketch comedy series will the first to be written by, directed by and starring black women.


Robin Thede (The Rundown with Robin Thede, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore) is making her way to HBO. A Black Lady Sketch Show, starring creator Thede — who will also write and executive produce — will be the first sketch comedy series to be written by, directed by and starring black women.

A Black Lady Sketch Show will feature narrative sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including Thede, as well as celebrity guests. Issa Rae of Insecure will serve as executive producer.

Joining Thede and Rae as executive producers are Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry for 3 Arts Entertainment, as well as Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch for JAX Media. Lauren Ashley Smith (The Rundown with Robin Thede) will be the series’ head writer and co-executive producer. Additional producers include Deniese Davis and Montrel McKay for Issa Rae Productions and John Skidmore for JAX Media.

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