**HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT** ?— Robin Thede (@robinthede) July 1, 2019
A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW premieres AUGUST 2 on @hbo! Fridays at 11pm! Follow @BlackLadySketch! I created #ablss to amplify just some of the many incredible black ladies in comedy and am so proud of it!! ALSO IT’S FUNNY AF. #ablackladysketchshow pic.twitter.com/UhjYZCBBgz
“A Black Lady Sketch Show”—which Thede (“The Rundown with Robin Thede,” “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore”) created, wrote, stars in and co-executive produces—“will be the first Black woman sketch comedy series to be written by, directed by and starring Black women,” per HBO’s announcement.
A core cast of funny Black women, including Ashley Nicole Black, Quinta Brunson and Gabrielle Dennis will be rounded out with celebrity guests, including co-executive producer Issa Rae (“Insecure”). Lauren Ashley Smith (writer for “The Rundown with Robin Thede”) serves as head writer and co-executive producer.