A Black Lady Sketch Show: Where Are My Background Singers?
August 23, 2019 9:05 PM - Season 1, Episode 4 - Subscribe

A divorce party spirals out of control following Eboni's bad mushroom trip. The tragic tale of star-crossed lovers, Rome & Julissa. A 1930's groupie, Feather Atwood, sets her sights on Negro League baseball player Satchel Paige. A frustrated airline passenger seeks a like-minded customer service representative. Denise tries to prevent yet another breakup and its typical, unusual side effect. "Taskmaster," "Insecurity," and "Turnt" help Crystal navigate a possible cat-calling situation.

Guest Starring: Issa Rae, Patti LaBelle, Phil LaMarr, Tia Mowry, Natasha Rothwell, Tyler James Williams,
posted by oh yeah! (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
MAKE MERRY, GO HAM!

As a former two semeter Shakespeare student, I was super impressed with the meters in the Rome & Julissa sketch - so awesome seeing talented performers bring words to life like that.

The reveal for Eboni's bad trip had me guffawing. Each episode's been brilliant about raising the horror-comedy stakes.

Loved that this episode featured both a Mowry and a "Meowry." Wonder if any other Sister, Sister alums (besides Jackee Harry's cameo last week) might make future appearances?

The outtakes for this ep were especially funny, too. Soap!
posted by rather be jorting at 9:18 PM on August 24, 2019 [1 favorite]


"One time I got dumped in a fancy restaurant. She gave a whole fucking concert!"

( ♪ And it was excellent ♪)
posted by rather be jorting at 10:35 PM on August 24, 2019 [1 favorite]


"As dry as a cracker on a biscuit."

"The only thing worse than being catcalled is an unnoticed twerk." Truer words.
posted by fuse theorem at 5:13 PM on August 26, 2019


HBO orders Season 2.
posted by Etrigan at 7:39 PM on August 27, 2019 [1 favorite]


Great news! I hope S2 gets more than 6 episodes.

Oh - I'm heading down to Atlanta on Thursday for DragonCon, so, someone please go ahead and post the new thread after episode 5 airs, I probably won't get a chance to see it until Monday or Tuesday.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:02 PM on August 27, 2019


Hooray! That's awesome about s2.

omg oh yeah have a great time at DragonCon! (Haven't been, but have heard good things about it from East Coast friends.) I'll be happy to post the episode 5 thread after it airs.
posted by rather be jorting at 8:30 PM on August 27, 2019


Yeah, this will be my 10th consecutive year at DragonCon, it's a blast. (Here's my 2018 flickr album, if you want to see a range of cosplay)
posted by oh yeah! at 8:44 PM on August 27, 2019 [2 favorites]


As a former two semeter Shakespeare student, I was super impressed with the meters in the Rome & Julissa sketch - so awesome seeing talented performers bring words to life like that.

I was amazed at how good so many parts of that sketch were: the language, the concept of social media death. Just amazing.

I love Natasha Rothwell, but I think that Negro League groupie sketch was a waste of her. They need to have her back again.

I've had "On My Own" in my head for the past three days, and it makes me so happy.
posted by gladly at 7:05 PM on August 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


Robin Thede was on the most recent episode of Keep It to talk about what it was like to write the show.

The brief clip of the Patti LaBelle sketch on Instagram really sells the show, as do the behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and crew.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 9:01 PM on August 29, 2019


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