A Black Lady Sketch Show Renewed by HBO


HBO has renewed the sketch comedy series A Black Lady Sketch Show for a sophomore season after its August 2 debut.

A Black Lady Sketch Show is a narrative series that features a revolving door of characters and celebrity guests. The show presents sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including creator Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson. Thede executive produces, writes and stars, and Issa Rae (Emmy and Golden Globe nominee for HBO’s Insecure) executive produces.

The series touches on such culturally relevant themes as social norms, anxiety, religion, sex, dating and relationships. Each episode consists of five to six sketches, showcasing the comedic talents of the quartet of stars. They portray an array of dynamic and varied characters, as well as hyper versions of themselves in interstitials featuring four friends stuck in a house during an end-of-the-world event.

“It’s been thrilling to see the audience embrace the characters that Robin, Ashley, Gabrielle and Quinta have brought to life,” said Amy Gravitt, executive VP of HBO Programming. “We had a blast making this groundbreaking sketch show with Robin, Dime and all of the writers and producers, and I can’t wait to see what next season holds.”