A Black Lady Sketch Show: 3rd & Bonaparte Is Always in the Shade
August 16, 2019 9:15 PM - Season 1, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Asia is shocked by a very public, very unexpected marriage proposal from her new boyfriend DeWayne. New recruits talk about their goals and expectations at a gang orientation. A church service devolves when congregants take to the mic with self-centered motivations. Dr. Haddassah Olayinka Ali-Youngman turns a toast at her sister's wedding into a teachable moment. (also a 227 reboot, and the continuing 'After the Event' sketch)

Guest starring Issa Rae, Jermaine Fowler, David Alan Grier, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Larry Wilmore, Essence Atkins, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Marla Gibbs, Jackée Harry, Hall Williams

Collider - Robin Thede on Her HBO Series ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ and Her Hopes for Season 2
posted by oh yeah! (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It was funny to see Vanessa Bell Calloway playing a crazypants church lady since she stars in the primetime soap opera, Saints & Sinners, where she plays the first lady of a scandalous Baptist church.

"Caucasian seconds". The Hertep character is brilliant.
posted by fuse theorem at 9:51 AM on August 17, 2019

What I love about this show is how edgy it is. Not mean, but sharp. The skits stick with you. Damn I wish this was on all the time.
posted by Stanczyk at 1:45 PM on August 17, 2019

I love how unpredictable the sketches are. Like, they never settle with spoofing just one thing, they always seem to layer in some extra genre twist that ups the absurdity.

We're halfway through the season already! HBO better renew them for a longer second season.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:45 PM on August 17, 2019 [1 favorite]

"You think you're hard? Finish an I-9 without looking at your driver's license!" The Reefs meeting that turns into a Monster ad? What the hell, but I loved every second of it.
posted by gladly at 7:19 PM on August 18, 2019 [1 favorite]

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