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Inside the Writers Zoom with A Black Lady Sketch Show

On June 30, we went inside the writers room of the HBO variety series A Black Lady Sketch Show . Moderated by the show’s creator, showrunner, and star Robin Thede, learn about the writers’ comedic influences, how their room works, and their process for crafting and developing Season 1’s subversively hilarious sketches.


Robin Thede – Creator, Executive Producer, Writer, and Star

Lauren Ashley Smith – Head writer and Co-Executive Producer

Ashley Nicole Black – Writer and Star

Akilah Green – Writer

Holly Walker – Writer

Rae Sanni – Writer

Amber Ruffin – Writer

Brittani Nichols – Writer

You can also view the sketches referenced above at the following links:

Clip #1: Exit Row –

Clip #2: Hertep Homecoming –

Clip #3: Gang Orientation –

Chip #4: Courtroom Kiki –