A Black Lady Sketch Show: Season 1 (2019)

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Season 1
A Black Lady Sketch Show

Critics Consensus

Singular, subversive, and simply hilarious, A Black Lady Sketch Show finds universal humor in specific spaces to craft quick-witted sketches that perfectly showcase Robin Thede and her talented cast.

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Critic Ratings: 20

49%

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User Ratings: 91
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Episodes

1
Air date: Aug 2, 2019
2
Air date: Aug 9, 2019
3
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
4
Air date: Aug 23, 2019
5
Air date: Aug 30, 2019
6
Air date: Sep 6, 2019

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Critic Reviews for A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (10)

A Black Lady Sketch Show shifts the focus back to where it should always have been.

Aug 6, 2019 | Full Review…
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"A Black Lady Sketch Show" is a shining example of the great work you get when equality comes to comedy. The only criticism I have is that it took so long for us to get here.

Aug 2, 2019 | Full Review…
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A satirical sketch comedy series that provides an upheaval of laughs with a distinctive flavor.

Aug 5, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The ladies, who clearly are all BFFs, are effortlessly, amazingly funny. They poke fun at issues specific to black women, like the care and maintenance of hair... They also take sharp aim at racial issues.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Black Lady Sketch Show doesn't disappoint. Thede and her writing staff have a great eye for situations that start out in a normal place and slowly curl in on themselves until they're weirder and weirder and weirder.

Sep 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Brilliantly original sketch show is fresh, raunchy, funny.

Aug 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Ultimately, Black lady viewers will get the inside jokes, but there are enough laughs to go around for all viewers.

Aug 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In this first episode alone I found myself cracking up at just how good all the women are at the physical comedy, but also going so deep into each character-and like all good comedy, being able to take some jabs at society.

Aug 5, 2019 | Full Review…

The series isn't just breaking ground because it's a black sketch show airing at the same time as another black sketch show: This type of thing just hasn't been done.

Aug 5, 2019 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

This isn't just a win for representation: A Black Lady Sketch Show is damn hilarious, too, taking insightful swipes at the ridiculousness of modern life, wowing us with big-budget genre parodies and serving up a host of delightful celebrity cameos to boot

Sep 10, 2019 | Full Review…

"A Black Lady Sketch Show" wraps up so many ideas, provocative and downright fun, that it proves you can't have too much of a good thing.

Aug 5, 2019 | Full Review…

A Black Lady Sketch Show is so good that it's positively dumbfounded me.

Aug 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Black Lady Sketch Show: Season 1

  • Dec 07, 2019
    Incredibly creative take on sketch-comedy featuring one of the most marginalize minority groups in full shine. A knockout cast completes the hilarious material from the all female writer's room and a breakout piece for creator and star Robin Thede who is superb.
  • Dec 01, 2019
    HAHAHAHA 100% fresh? Seriously?
  • Nov 29, 2019
    Absolutely brilliant!!!
  • Nov 24, 2019
    This show is really cool and super relatable to black women. These ladies are also extremely funny. I love them!
  • Nov 22, 2019
    I so wanted to love this show, but it was painfully unfunny. It's hard to understand how it came out so remarkably badly.
  • Nov 22, 2019
    Oh, man—this didn't have a single funny moment in it, I'm afraid. How is it possible to put so much money into a show and have it be so painfully bad?
  • Nov 20, 2019
    Hilarious, relevant, and fun with an all-star black women cast who bring a new perspective to HBO. You have to be on the pulse of culture to appreciate the comedic genius of this show.
  • Nov 19, 2019
    I've never seen anything like it, which is quite refreshing. Entire casts gives there all and the skits are not rehashes of old shows.
  • Nov 17, 2019
    This show is so well written and acted. I was hooked after the first Trinity skit and ended up binging the first five episodes in one night, and then watched the whole thing again with my roommate when the last episode aired, we haven't laughed that hard in years. I can't wait to see what they come up with next!
  • Nov 14, 2019
    I was initially skeptical. The 100% fresh rating and the uninhibited outpouring of acclaim by critics screamed virtue signalling to me. But after giving it a shot, I found the show to be really, really funny and the performances have been top notch. I could do less with the post-apocalyptic chit-chat between the ladies, and more of the brilliantly conceptualized and executed sketches.

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