Robin Thede, Issa Rae and Lauren Ashley Smith Team Up For ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’

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Robin Thede, the first Black woman to serve as head writer on a late-night show (The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore), and Insecure creator Issa Rae will collaborate on the new HBO-ordered project titled A Black Lady Sketch Show. Writer and producer Lauren Ashley Smith will join them as well



Deadline reported, Thede, who is known for her work as a head writer on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, will oversee, act, direct and also write. The half-hour show will feature narrative sketches performed by a core cast of women of color. It will also be written and directed by black women.

Thede will executive produce with Rae via Issa Rae Productions. Smith, who led the writers' room for Thede's BET show The Rundown will write and co-executive produce.




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