HBO has released the trailer for its highly-anticipated upcoming series, A Black Lady Sketch Show, from Robin Thede and Issa Rae. Thede also stars and Rae guest stars.

It debuts August 2 on the premium cabler. The series is a half-hour sketch comedy show that features Black women. Considered to be the first sketch comedy written by, directed by and starring Black women, it will feature narrative sketches performed by the core cast of Black women, as well as celebrity guests.  Lauren Ashley Smith, who was the head writer on The Rundown with Robin Thede, is the head writer and co-exec producer for A Black Lady Sketch Show. 

The official description reads: A Black Lady Sketch Show is a narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests. The show presents sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson.

Guest stars this season include Tia Mowry, Aja Naomi King, Angela Bassett, Lena Waithe, Patti LaBelle, Amber Riley, Yvonne Orji, Loretta Devine, Gina Torres, David Alan Grier, Jermaine Fowler, Lil Rel Howery, Deon Cole, Khandi Alexander, Marsai Martin, Laverne Cox, Yvette Nicole Brown, Larry Wilmore and Kelly Rowland.

Watch the trailer below:



HBO Unveils Premiere Date For Robin Thede And Issa Rae’s ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’


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