Welcome to the late-night TV hosting club, Robin Thede!
Thursday night’s premiere of The Rundown with Robin Thede on BET proved that Thede had a lot more to offer than we saw in her brief tenure as head writer and correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. As Tiffany Haddish likes to say, “She ready.”
Now it’s all Thede, keeping it 100 without a desk or a panel or correspondents to sidetrack us from her take on the week’s headlines. Written by black comedy writers for a black entertainment television audience, sure, but really meant for all of us to absorb.
Here’s a clip!
The premiere opened with a short comedy sketch with Thede attempting to woo a black man in a diner she spots sporting a Trump/Pence shirt, and later includes a staged pop-up musical performance by DUCKWRTH in a bodega.
Thede made a great first impression. Here’s hoping she and her show finds a much wider audience.
The Rundown with Robin Thede airs Thursday nights at 11 p.m. ET/PT on BET.