A Black Lady Sketch Show: Season 1 (2019)


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.



Critic Ratings: 20


Audience Score

User Ratings: 33
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Air date: Aug 2, 2019
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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…
Top Critic

A satirical sketch comedy series that provides an upheaval of laughs with a distinctive flavor.

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

"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…
Top Critic

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…

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…

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

Aug 15, 2019 | 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…

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…

Audience Reviews for A Black Lady Sketch Show: Season 1

  • Sep 01, 2019
    Hilarious!! Can't wait for more episodes!
  • Aug 31, 2019
    Brilliant - bring me more
  • Aug 25, 2019
    BET's loss is HBO's gain. Robin Thede has put together a great cast and these are the skits that I never knew I needed.
  • Aug 19, 2019
    Thanks, I'll take 12 more seasons
  • Aug 15, 2019
    2019's updated version of your favorite 2000s shows like the Chappelle Show and Key & Peele but with its own extremely funny takes on life as a black lady and other themes. Very funny, I'm loving it! Congratulations to Robin Thede and all the cast and writers.
  • Aug 06, 2019
    Didnt think I needed this, but wow. What a great Idea!
  • Aug 04, 2019
    One or all of these ladies is giant blerd. This show mixes the experience of black ladies and ladies in general with SCIENCE FICTION! So original and hilarious.

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