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Ashley Nicole Black Talks S2 Of ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ w/ Sam Sanders | It’s Been A Minute | NPR

On the latest episode of ‘It’s Been A Minute,’ NPR host Sam Sanders talks to comedian and writer Ashley Nicole Black about the newest season of HBO’s ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show,’ how she processes heavy news as a comedian and the tweet that sparked her friendship with Elizabeth Warren.

Editor’s Note: We taped this conversation minutes before the Derek Chauvin verdict was read.

00:00 Thoughts on George Floyd and the Derek Chauvin trial
03:10 Processing heavy news as a comedian
05:15 What is ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’?
05:45 Radical Black joy, absurdity and comedy
07:45 Season 2’s “bank robbery” sketch
08:53 Season 2’s “surviving the apocalypse” sketch
11:36 Season 2’s “courtroom” sketch
15:00 Working with a mostly Black team
17:52 How to improve workplaces for Black women
21:03 Ashley’s friendship with Elizabeth Warren
23:34 What Ashley wants Black women to take away from ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’


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