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The 10 Best A Black Lady Sketch Show Sketches

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The 10 Best A Black Lady Sketch Show Sketches

By Bethy Squires via

A Black Lady Sketch Show, the HBO sketch-comedy series created by Robin Thede, has been renewed for a third season and nominated for five 2021 Emmys, including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. The show has generated a host of recurring characters, two eerily prescient post-apocalyptic framing devices, and GIFs galore. It provides a spotlight for Black women and their comedy to shine. That’s womEN — plural — in every sketch, like it’s no big deal. As conversations continue about how to get even one dark-skinned woman in a project, it’s refreshing to see a show where that isn’t a concern.

Beyond being #brave, though, the show breaks the rules of sketch comedy to take it to strange new places. Sketches on ABLSS always make wild turns, or twist in on themselves. If you like a straightforward We have the one joke

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