HBO Orders Robin Thede’s ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Produced By Issa Rae

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HBO has given a series order to A Black Lady Sketch Show, a half-hour sketch comedy starring and executive produced by Robin Thede (The Rundown with Robin Thede) and executive produced by Insecure‘s Issa Rae.

Created, written by and starring Thede, A Black Lady Sketch Show will be breaking new ground in sketch comedy TV. It will feature narrative sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including Thede, as well as celebrity guests. The show also will be written and directed by an array of black women.

Lauren Ashley Smith, who was head writer on Thede’s Bet! late-night show The Rundown with Robin Thede, will serve in the same capacity on A Black Lady Sketch Show. She also will co-executive produce.

Thede executive produces with Rae via her Issa Rae Productions, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry for 3 Arts Entertainment as well as Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch for Jax Media,
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