HBO Hit Show Set for Season 2
A Black Lady Sketch Show is back for Season 2.
Robin Thede‘s A Black Lady Sketch Show premiered on HBO in Aug. 2019 to stellar reviews. The show is back for Season 2. It earned three Emmy nominations in its first. Since the guest appearances from acting legends like Angela Bassett, the sketch series has been a hit.
Season 2 boasts a head turning guest list, with plenty of Black A-listers joining the show. Issa Rae, who is also an executive producer, Gabrielle Union, Jesse Williams, Miguel will appear on Season 2.
Robin Thede Talks Show Inception
Back in 2019, Theade discusses how her show will be different than traditional comedy shows.
“I try to really focus on creating work that will make people feel seen and feel important and feel joyful even when we’re doing sketches that are thrillers or horror parodies. On A Black Lady Sketch Show, I think there’s always those moments where you’re going to see something and go, ‘She did that for me,’ and that’s what makes me happy.”
She also talked about Black female representation in comedy, and how it influenced her casting process.
The State of Black Comedy
Later on, Thede spoke highly about seizing the opportunity for diverse Black women in comedy.
Thede argued, “I think what’s happening with Black women comedy especially right now is so important…It was critical for me in casting this show that we showed size diversity, age diversity, and so many shades of Black women because those doors haven’t traditionally been open.”
“I definitely have considered what Black women look like as a whole in this industry,” she continued. “I know that for especially darker-skinned women and larger women and older women who who are also Black in this industry, there has absolutely been discrimination and sexism and racism that have kept them from being as great as some of their counterparts.”
Be sure to check the six episode series out, which airs on April 23. It will simultaneously be available to stream on HBO Max.