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Per Usual, Black Women Tried to Tell Y’all: A Black Lady Sketch Show’s Apocalypse Sketch Was Ahead of Its Time

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Per Usual, Black Women Tried to Tell Y’all: A Black Lady Sketch Show’s Apocalypse Sketch Was Ahead of Its Time

By Tonja Renée Stidhum via https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/

Somewhere lying on a couch awaiting a kid to come hand her the remote that’s only a few inches away from her is a black woman twisting her face in an incredulous smirk because she knew this was coming—and she tried to tell y’all.

That woman is portrayed by Robin Thede, creator of HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show. Premiering in August 2019—which now seems like 84 years ago—the black woman-led sketch show starring Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson memorably showcased one standout on-going sketch involving an apocalypse. Funny enough, not even a whole year ago, it was just something to chuckle at as some far away…thing. Today, in the year of our Overlord 2020? It feels like a fucking premonition.

Experiencing an end-of-the-world catastrophe called “The Event,” the ladies were stuck in the house having to fend for themselves in the post-apocalyptic…

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