By: Kayla Reyes
There’s a new late night comedy series in town and it is called A Black Lady Sketch Show!
The show is created by comedian Robin Thede with costar and co-executive produced by Issa Rae. It will feature narrative sketches performed by Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson. This will be the first sketch comedy series to be written, directed and starring black women!
Thede expressed her excitement in a tweet that read, "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."
The trailer has dropped and features very familiar faces! The list of guest stars includes Issa Rae, Laverne Cox, Angela Bassett, Tia Mowry, Aja Naomi King, Lena Waithe, Patti LaBelle, Amber Riley, Yvonne Orji, Loretta Divine, Gina Torres, David Alan Grier, Jermaine Fowler, Lil Rel Howery, Edon Cole, Marsai Martin, Natasha Rothwell, Khandi Alexander, Larry Wilmore, Yvette Nicole Brown and Kelly Rowland! With all these incredible stars, you know the show is going to be a hit!
Take a look at the trailer below!
A Black Lady Sketch Show is set to premiere on HBO August 2nd at 11pm. Let us know what you think and if you will be watching!