Issa Rae is keeping busy and is working on yet another project for HBO. According to Variety, the sketch comedy series is called A Black Lady Sketch Show. The series will be an all-Black comedienne sketch show written, directed and starring Black women.
It will be a straight-to-order series written and executive produced by Robin Thede. Thede will also star in the series and will partner up again with Lauren Ashley Smith, who will serve as head writer and co-executive producer. Smith was the head writer on the BET series The Rundown with Robin Thede. Thede was formerly the head writer and a correspondent for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.
The show will also be produced under the banner Issa Rae Productions created by Issa Rae. Rae will also appear in Paramount’s romantic comedy The Lovebirds starring The Big Sick star Kumail Nanjiani who plays her romantic interest. The story focuses on a couple on the verge of a break-up who become involved in a murder mystery.
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Jamie Broadnax is the creator of the online publication and multimedia space for Black women called Black Girl Nerds. Jamie has appeared on MSNBC's The Melissa Harris-Perry Show and The Grio's Top 100. Her Twitter personality has been recognized by Shonda Rhimes as one of her favorites to follow. She is a member of the Critics Choice Association and executive producer of the Black Girl Nerds Podcast.