Robin Thede is an American comedic actress, writer, sketch and improvisational comedian and host of The Rundown with Robin Thede.
Everyone's talking about obstacles to voting this year, from the post office to the pandemic. Sam talks with NPR's Miles Parks about how everything's supposed to work with the election in November. Then, Sam calls up historian Martha S. Jones, author of the forthcoming book Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All. They talk about why voting looks the way it does even in a normal cycle, and what the U.S. Constitution actually says about voting. Plus, Sam talks with comedian Robin Thede, creator and showrunner of A Black Lady Sketch Show, which is nominated for three Emmys this year. They talk about her long career in comedy, which includes her time as head writer for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and as host of The Rundown with Robin Thede, and play the game Who Said That.Follow us: Email us:
The comedy vet reflects on early champions like Larry Wilmore and Chris Rock, blazing trails as a late-night writer ('The Nightly Show') and host ('The Rundown') and creating the first sketch series ever written by, directed by and starring black women.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.
In the season finale, Ashley's friend, actress, writer and comedian Robin Thede (the first Black woman to be a head writer on a late night show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, after which she hosted her own talk show on BET, The Rundown with Robin Thede) joins her to give advice on navigating career drama and being a boss.  Episode sponsor: Stitch Fix - visit to subscribe, and get an extra 25% off when you purchase your whole box. 
Recorded live at #SXSW in Austin, Texas, Robin Thede welcomes Amber Ruffin, Matthew A. Cherry, April Reign and Jermaine Fowler to #TheRANdown. The hysterical panel of comedians chat about The Wiz, Black Panther and what’s required in order to snag an invitation to the cookout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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