HBO Comedy Series A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW Returns April 23

From Left: Holly Walker, Robin Thede, Quinta Brunson, Daniele Gaither

 

The Emmy® nominated sketch comedy series A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW will return for its second season FRIDAY, APRIL 23 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT). The six-episode season will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.

The narrative sketch comedy series features a core cast of Black women living relatable, hilarious experiences in a magical reality that subverts traditional expectations.

Joining the cast this season are featured players Laci Mosley and Skye Townsend, and returning this season are core cast members Robin Thede, Gabrielle Dennis and Ashley Nicole Black. The new season will feature several celebrity guest stars, including executive producer Issa Rae (Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee for HBO’s “Insecure”), Gabrielle Union, Jesse Williams, Miguel, Skai Jackson, Laz Alonso, Omarion, Kim Wayans, Ayesha Curry, Lance Gross, Wunmi Mosaku and many more.

Written by Robin Thede, Lauren Ashley Smith, Ashley Nicole Black, Holly Walker, Akilah Green, Rae Sanni, Kindsey Young, Shenovia Large, and Kristin Layne Tucker; directed by Lacey Duke and Brittany Scott Smith.

Season one of A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW received three Primetime Emmy® nominations, including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series and Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series (Angela Bassett).

 

Season two credits: Creator/showrunner/executive producer/writer/star, Robin Thede; executive producer, Issa Rae for HOORAE; executive producers, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry for 3 Arts Entertainment; executive producers, Tony Hernandez, Brooke Posch for JAX Media; head writer/co-executive producer, Lauren Ashley Smith; producers, Deniese Davis, Montrel McKay for HOORAE; producer, John Skidmore for JAX Media.

*Season one cast member Quinta Brunson will not appear this season as a result of a schedule conflict caused by industry-wide COVID shutdowns.

Dash of Pepper On The Tube

TV ONE’s Newest Start Studded Film Runaway Island is Releasing Saturday, Don’t Miss It!

 

What happens when five people from different walks of life, come together on an island? That’s one question that is answered on TV One’s new original movie “Runaway Island,” a new two hour television movie written by Christopher Brandt; the 2014 American Black Film Festival screenplay competition winner.

 

With a great ensemble cast this movie takes you to a lush tropical island off the beaten path. A refuge called Isle du Soleil, a secluded 1700s Gullah Sea Island. As the story progresses everyone examines their relationships, lives and futures. This back drop of lush beauty makes you feel that life is not all that bad, and all your problems can be worked out on the Isle du Soleil.

TV ONE's Runaway Island

TV ONE’s Runaway Island

The wonderful cast is made up of newcomers and actors that you have seen in other great shows and movies. The director of this wonderful movie is Dianne Houston, an Academy Award nominee for Best Short Film (Live Action). Get a sneak peak at the film with the trailer below!

Lorraine Toussiant (Naomi Holloway) “Orange is the New Black

Thomas Q. Jones (Raphael Burrows) “Being Mary Jane”

Aisha Hinds (Lara Cook-Nordholm) “Star Trek Into Darkness”

Branton Box (Erick Nordholm) “The Purge:Anarchy”

Leon Thomas (Evan Thomas) “Victorious”

A. Russell Andrews (Reverend Clinton) “Grey’s Anatomy, House of Payne”

Erica Tazel (Vonda Hines; Clinton’s wife) “Justified”

Melanie Liburd (Kira Geoffries) “CSI, Stalker”

Tom Wright (Raymond Tepper) “All My Children, Barbershop”

Herizen Guardiola (Freya Nordholm) “Has a starring role in the upcoming Baz Luhmann a Netflix drama The Get Down.”

 

On Saturday July 25 at 8:00pm, get your popcorn and other goodies together. Watch the World Premiere of “Runaway Island” on TV One; tell all your family and friends.

 

Look for interviews from the director Dianna Houston “Take the Lead” and Thomas Q. Jones “Being Mary Jane” in the upcoming issue of JO Magazine.

 

By: Yvonne L Lander