Robin Thede on 'A Black Lady Sketch Show' : Bullseye with Jesse Thorn Robin Thede is the showrunner, creator and star of the Emmy-winning series A Black Lady Sketch Show. The show just wrapped up its third season on HBO. Like the title suggests – A Black Lady Sketch Show is a sketch show created by and starring Black women. What makes the program so unique and rich is its specificity: Robin and her co-stars cover church politics, family reunion line dancing, and hair-care specific weather forecasts. On the latest episode, we chat with Robin about the latest season of HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show and her time as head writer on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Plus, we get into her childhood. Robin grew up in a mostly white, suburban part of Iowa. She'll talk about the challenges that being biracial presented and why she identifies as Black today.

Robin Thede on 'A Black Lady Sketch Show'

The comedian on the latest season of the Emmy-winning show

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Robin Thede keeps busy.

One of her earliest gigs was as head writer on Queen Latifah's daytime talk show. Robin's a Second City alum, and former host of the BET show The Rundown. As an actor she's appeared on Key & Peele, Insecure and Central Park.

In 2015, she was the first ever Black woman to be a head writer on a late night talk show: The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

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These days, Robin is the showrunner, creator and star of the Emmy-winning series A Black Lady Sketch Show. The show just wrapped up its third season on HBO. Like the title suggests – A Black Lady Sketch Show is a sketch show created by and starring Black women.

What makes the program so unique and rich is its specificity: Robin and her co-stars cover church politics, family reunion line dancing and hair-care specific weather forecasts.

We chat with Robin about the latest season of HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show and her time as head writer on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Plus, we get into her childhood. Robin grew up in a mostly white, suburban part of Iowa. She'll talk about the challenges that being biracial presented and why she identifies as Black today.