Robin Thede wants Black women to feel seen on ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’
"I think it's really disgusting how Black women have been treated in comedy over the years," says the show's trailblazing creator.
Robin Thede unveiled her long-awaited HBO series A Black Lady Sketch Show last week and critics agree she’s onto something incredible.
The creator, executive producer, show runner, and star of the series that features an all-star cast of hilarious performers including Gabrielle Dennis, Quinta Brunson, and Ashley Nicole Black sat down with theGrio to discuss her intentions for the show.
Aside from recruiting tons of A-list celebrity guest stars (Angela Bassett, Laverne Cox, Yvonne Orji) for the series co-executive produced by Issa Rae, Robin Thede has provided tons of reasons to tune in. Not only is the show hilarious and thought-provoking, it also represents Black women in ways we haven’t seen before.