Robin Thede at the Los Angeles Premiere & FYC Event for season 4 of “A Black Lady Sketch Show” held at Linwood Dunn Theater on April 13, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Variety via Getty Images)
A Los Angeles-based nonprofit received an unexpected gift from Hollywood’s own Robin Thede.
Shirley Raines, the founder of Beauty 2 The Streetz, posted a video on Instagram of boxes of clothing donated from HBO’s recently canceled, “A Black Lady Sketch Show.” Raines says her organization received all of the show’s products, including wigs, purses and costumes and thanked the show’s creator, Robin Thede. “Got a call from @hbo@ablackladysketchshow ended after 4 seasons and they donated ALL OF THE wardrobes, shoes, purses, wigs, lashes, and more to us,” Raines wrote. “They also delivered the very next day to our warehouse Thx u Robin Thede @robinthede.”
The Emmy-winning show was canceled after four seasons, according to Vulture. In a statement, Thede announced the cancellation and thanked her team for all their success. “I especially want to recognize the Black women and other women of color who excelled in every department at ABLSS,” she wrote. “I am also eternally grateful for the support of Issa Rae and Jax Media, Amy Gravitt, Casey Bloys, and the entire team at HBO, Max, and Warner Bros. Discovery.”
Season four of the show premiered in April and Thede made sure she thanked those who inspired her throughout her career. On an episode of The View, she tearfully thanked host, Whoopi Goldberg, for paving the way for Black women in sketch comedy.
Source: Black Enterprise