Robin Thede is a multi-talented comedic writer, performer and producer known for her hilarious characters and social and political commentary. 

Thede is the Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer and Star of HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show.” Season one premiered to universal critical acclaim and is currently Certified Fresh at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. For her work on the series, VARIETY named her one of the 10 Comics to Watch in 2019. In addition to Thede, the show starred Ashley Nicole Black, Quinta Brunson, and Gabrielle Dennis, as well as guests, including Executive Producer Issa Rae, Angela Bassett, Laverne Cox, Patti Labelle and more. HBO renewed the show for a second season that will premiere in 2020.

In film, Thede will next appear in Justin Simien’s (“Dear White People”) horror satire, “Bad Hair.” Also starring Lena Waithe, Vanessa Williams, Laverne Cox, and Blair Underwood, the film will premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.  

Previously, she was the Creator, Executive Producer, Writer and Host of “The Rundown with Robin Thede” on BET where she made her mark as one of the only black women to ever host a late-night television talk show. The late-night series featured Thede’s take on the week’s headlines in politics and pop culture with a fast-paced, no-holds-barred show that featured social commentary, sketch comedy and pop culture parodies. 

Thede served as both a correspondent and head writer on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” becoming the first black woman to earn the title of Head Writer in late-night television. She was also the head writer for Wilmore when he hosted the 2016 White House Correspondents Association Dinner.

Her additional memorable film and TV roles include: “Difficult People,” “Key & Peele,” “A Haunted House,” “Goodwin Games,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “@midnight,” and more.

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