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FutureStarrA Robin Thede
With a career that spans radio, fashion, and television, Robin Thede is the go-to-woman for outspoken success with a smart take on life. From starting a restaurant to developing a four-country tour in under a month, she dives into big ideas and executes.
Robin Thede is the creator, executive producer, showrunner, writer and leading lady in A Black Lady Sketch Show. Previously, she created, executive produced and hosted BET’s critically-acclaimed late-night show, The Rundown with Robin Thede. She was the head writer and a correspondent for Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and the head writer of the 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner, making her the first African-American woman head writer in late-night and for the WHCD. She has appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies, including Difficult People, Key & Peele, A Haunted House, Goodwin Games and Bad Hair.Thede: For me it’s the opposite. People loved Dr. Hadassah so we should keep doing that character [for example]. The Black Lady Courtroom was not made to be a repeating sketch but because of people’s love of it, we were just like, “Oh well, we have to do a second installment.” There’s some fun to be had there, but still we want to fuck with people’s minds and do these twists and turns with characters and storylines that aren’t going to go where you expect. A lot of people were guessing what was going to happen to Chris of Chris and Lachel fame from Season 1 because Quinta [Brunson] is not in this season, so what is he going to be doing? People love to guess. They’re always in my mentions.
“I love the Emmys. [The fact that] A Black Lady Sketch Show got three Emmys nominations in our first season for six episodes that aired a year ago is insane to me. I am so honoured that we were recognised in that way. And, you know, this year we’re airing right before the Emmy voting starts [in June]. So I think that’ll be better for voters to [remember us]. I believe that this season – although season one was fantastic – is even better. I’m hoping that we continue to get that love [from the Emmys].” (Source: www.nme.com)