HBO is treating it’s audience to a new and borderline-crazy sketch comedy TV series titled, “A Black Lady Sketch Show”, featuring a line-up of our favourite stars like; Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Angela Basset, Tia Mowry, Lena Waithe, Maisai Martin and many more,
Executively produced by Issa Rae herself, the show is described as a “narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters”. It will be made up of sketches performed by a core cast of black women; Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson, as well as a number of celebrity guests.
In the trailer, Nigerian-American star, Yvonne Orji (Insecure) shines, as she plays an air hostess, who is trying to attend to a troublesome couple on the plane, while Angela Basset (Black Panther) and Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black) attend a Bad Bitch Support Group.
Earlier this year, HBO ended the already existing sketch show, which was created by comedian, Robin Thede. From the first trailer, it’s clear that “A Black Lady Sketch Show” will be breaking new ground in sketch comedy TV.
The show is set to premiere on August 2, and we can’t wait. Watch trailer below: