Kenya Barris Is Bringing A New Sketch-Comedy Show To Netflix

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Black-ish creator Kenya Barris made headlines last year when he secured a whopping eight-figure deal with Netflix to develop new projects. Now we can get a glimpse of one his first projects for the streaming service.

Netflix will launch his new show, Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show, on December 6.

The show stars the sketch and improv group of the same name with castmates Keisha Zollar, James III, Monique Moses, Jerah Milligan, Caroline Martin, Ray Cordova, Jon Braylock, and Shawtane Bowen. 

According to Vulture, Barris has been a fan of the ensemble for some time and decided to use his deal with Netflix to give them more exposure.

“They’re not trying to be different; they’re trying to be themselves, and in being themselves they’ve created something really unique and really fresh,” he told Vulture. “But the greatest thing about them is all the tones and beats that they hit, I feel like it’s something I’m really comfortable and familiar with, too, but it’s new in a way I haven’t seen.”

The show’s sketches will explore an array of topics ranging from pop culture and social issues to the Black experience. Barris executive produces the series through his Khalabo Ink Society production company.

Catch a glimpse of what to expect when the show drops on December 6 with the below sketch. 

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