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BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, A
Air Date: Friday, August 02, 2019
Time Slot: 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#01/101) "Angela Bassett Is the Baddest B***h"
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Season 1, episode 1: "Angela Bassett Is the Baddest B***h"

Debut date: FRIDAY, AUG. 2 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Two women seek an escape from an ominous fog. 1960s soul group Claude and The Boppers perform their hit song "Ice Cream Shop." A world-renowned author and "philosophizer" promotes her latest masterclass. Maya's confession in a support group gets a less-than-supportive response. Trinity, the Invisible Spy, meets a formidable adversary. Drea confronts a mysterious woman stealing her dance moves at a club. Fun and games lead to tension, as Robin, Ashley, Quinta and Gabrielle are stuck in a house after an end-of-the-world event.

Written by Lauren Ashley Smith, Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Akilah Green, Brittani Nichols, Amber Ruffin, Rae Sanni and Holly Walker; directed by Dime Davis.

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BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, A (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/2/19 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2019)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, July 2019) A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, debuting FRIDAY, AUG. 2 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), is a narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious 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(R) and Golden Globe nominee for HBO's "Insecure") executive produces. The show will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms. Laugh-out-loud funny and not afraid to be controversial, A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW 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 Robin, Quinta, Ashley and Gabrielle portraying 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. Unprecedented in sketch comedy TV history, the show is created by, written by, directed by and starring an array of black women.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ashley Nicole Black
· Gabrielle Dennis
· Quinta Brunson
· Robin Thede
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brooke Posch as EP
· Dave Becky as EP
· Deniese Davis as PROD
· Issa Rae as EP
· John Skidmore as PROD
· Jonathan Berry as EP
· Lauren Ashley Smith as CO-EP
· Montrel McKay as PROD
· Robin Thede as CRTR/EP
· Tony Hernandez as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (improv/sketch)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 3 Arts Entertainment
· Issa Rae Productions
· Jax Media