A Black Lady Sketch Show: Born at Night, But Not Last Night Season 1, Ep 6
Two friends come to regret their decision to visit a new black-owned restaurant. A mother and daughter go toe-to-toe. "Taskmaster," "Turnt," and "Insecurity" help Krystal through a surprise hot-air balloon ride. Carl and Lori's "special guest" has very specific boundaries. A judge, bailiff, court reporter, and attorneys celebrate their first ever all-black lady courtroom. Tensions rise between Ashley, Gabrielle, Quinta, and Robin as the reality of their situation sinks in. (Season Finale) [more inside]
A Black Lady Sketch Show: Why Are Her Pies Wet, Lord? Season 1, Ep 5
Four friends on a camping trip unknowingly disprove a stereotype. A pastor tries to take back control of his church potluck. A flight attendant struggles to get compliance from newlyweds Chris and Lachel in the exit row. Elementary school students notice a change in their teacher Ms. Miller. Jackie receives a less-than-warm welcome when she returns to her hometown high school. [more inside]
A Black Lady Sketch Show: Where Are My Background Singers? Season 1, Ep 4
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. [more inside]
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) [more inside]
A perpetually-late-to-work Shayla decides to forgo her morning makeup routine, to her coworker Toni's dismay. Trinity the Invisible Spy hunts down The Reclues, an elusive villain with a surprising identity. An array of average, awkward contestants perform before a panel of judges at the Basic Ball. Security guard Fatimah helps an office worker investigate who stole her missing mug. Robin, Quinta, and Gabrielle uncover a shocking truth about Ashley's nighttime ritual. (plus a wedding vow sketch) [more inside]
Two women seek an escape from an ominous fog. 1960s soul group Claude and The Boppers perform their hit song "Ice Cream Shop." A world-renowned author and "philosophizer" promotes her latest masterclass. Maya's confession in a support group gets a less-than-supportive response. Trinity, the Invisible Spy, meets a formidable adversary. (HBO broadcast premiere) [more inside]
Insecure: Season 3, Episode 8: Ghost-Like [Season Finale] Season 3, Ep 8
After facing numerous obstacles, Issa gets discouraged about her project. Molly helps give Issa a drama-free 30th birthday.
Insecure: Season 3, Episode 7: Obsessed-like Season 3, Ep 7
Girl, he buys you one taco and you bust it wide open on a ferris wheel.
Insecure: Season 3, Episode 6: Ready-Like Season 3, Ep 6
Issa plans a new project; Molly avoids a new guy's advances; the girls are surprised by Tiffany's baby-shower attendees.
Insecure: Season 3, Episode 5: High-Like Season 3, Ep 5
The girls take a weekend trip to celebrate Tiffany. Molly has trouble leaving her obsession with work behind. [more inside]
Insecure: Season 3, Episode 4: Fresh-Like Season 3, Ep 4
Issa tries to let go of some cherished mementos; Molly vents to her therapist about work.
Insecure: Season 3, Episode 3: Backwards-Like Season 3, Ep 3
Issa treats Daniel to a thank-you dinner; Molly finds her new dream job leaves something to be desired.
Insecure: Season 3, Episode 2: Familiar-Like Season 3, Ep 2
Issa gets advice from Kelli about her financial situation. Later, Issa plays wing woman as Daniel tries to make a music-industry connection.
Insecure: Season 3, Episode 1: Better-Like Season 3, Ep 1
Issa tries to save while money while crashing on Daniel's couch; Molly vows to set boundaries in her life.
Insecure: Broken as Fuck Season 1, Ep 8
The lingering tension between Molly and Issa threatens to resurface during a girls' trip. Lawrence reconnects with his friends. [more inside]
Insecure: Thirsty as Fuck Season 1, Ep 4
Issa turns to Daniel for help during Career Day; Molly finds herself in a tough position at work; Lawrence bonds with a surprising confidante. AV Club recap
Insecure: Racist as Fuck Season 1, Ep 3
Issa and Lawrence try to move past their issues at home, as Issa deals with her colleagues' doubts and Lawrence gets a reality check from a head hunter. Molly introduces Jared to her friends, and later, struggles to give a new summer associate at work some words of wisdom. AV Club recap
Insecure: Messy As Fuck Season 1, Ep 2
Issa struggles with her feelings about Lawrence, work, and her life. AV Club recap
Insecure: Insecure as F**k Season 1, Ep 1
Two black women who are best friends navigate the pitfalls of their personal and professional life in south Los Angeles. (HBO series by Issa Rae, creator of "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl" web-series) [more inside]