'A Black Lady Sketch Show' Season 3 to Premiere in April on HBO

A less-than 30-second teaser for the new season shows creator, showrunner, and star Robin Thede performing stand-up.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

A Black Lady Sketch Show


The Emmy-winning sketch series A Black Lady Sketch Show is returning to HBO with its third season premiere on April 8 at 11 p.m. Get a first look at the new season in a very brief teaser below.

From creator, showrunner, and star Robin Thede, A Black Lady Sketch Show, which has a Metascore of 89, combines individual and recurring sketches with a narrative arc that threads through each episode and season. The former include everything from fan-favorite "Courtroom Kiki" to new takes on Romeo & Juliet and The Last Supper. The latter sees four Black women surviving some kind of apocalypse, now stuck together to figure out what happened and how they can continue to thrive.

The new season will include Thede performing stand-up in character, which you can see at the start of the teaser. The season consists of six episodes and will be available on HBO Max as well.

Gabrielle Dennis, Ashley Nicole Black, and Skye Townsend also star in the series. Season 3 will welcome more than 40 guest stars, including Ava DuVernay, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Raven-Symoné, Wanda Sykes, David Alan Grier, Kyla Pratt, Jemele Hill, Holly Robinson Peete, Kel Mitchell, Michael Ealy, Wayne Brady, Bob the Drag Queen, Vanessa Williams, Lance Reddick, Loni Love, Cari Champion, Shangela, Trevor Jackson, Tommy Davidson, Jay Pharoah, Jidenna, and Essence Atkins.

In addition to Thede, executive producers include Issa Rae for HOORAE, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry for 3 Arts Entertainment, and Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch for JAX Media. Tracey Ashley serves as head writer and co-executive producer; Chloe Hilliard is a writer and producer; and Shenovia Large, Alrinthea Carter, Michelle Davis, Sonia Denis, Jonterri Gadson, and Natalie McGill are writers. Deniese Davis and Montrel McKay produce for HOORAE, and John Skidmore produces for JAX Media.