As fate would have it, the show was slated to air in June, before the global pandemic, before the uprisings, before the worldwide calls for Black Lives Matter, and before the racial reckoning across the nation. Diallo Riddle, co-creator of Sherman’s Showcase, is dishing on his comedy special, which will have a special viewing on AMC on Juneteenth. In the video.

Christina Greer, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Fordham University, political editor at theGrio, the author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream, and the co-host of the podcast FAQ-NYC. These experiences have served Riddle and Salahuddin well. The spectacular will feature more of the sketches, A-list guest stars and award winning songs that earned the series a 100% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes as well as inclusion on numerous ‘Best of 2019’ lists. RELATED: Dave Chappelle discusses George Floyd’s death in surprise comedy special.
IFC has released quite a few of the sketches from the special, but while certainly funny on their own, Sherman’s Showcase is a sketch show that truly excels and delivers on the laughs once you can see it all put together. Critics are loving the Sherman’s Showcase Black History Month Spectacular. Sherman's Showcase A sketch variety show like none before, Sherman's Showcase travels through time via music and clips drawn from the forty-year library of a legendary (fictional) musical variety show. With Bashir Salahuddin, Devere Rogers, Nefetari Spencer, Tiffany Daniels. Riddle hopes we will “sit back and laugh as we’re fighting for the opportunity to live and love some more.” We intend to do just that. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. However, due to programming constraints the show wasn’t able to air in February. Catch up on the news here. Subscribe to PennLive. FuboTV ($54.99/month) is a streaming service that offers you access to your favorite TV shows, live sports events and much more. All rights reserved. Notable Video Game Releases: New and Upcoming, What to Watch Now on HBO Max and the HBO App.

The necessity for a moment of levity and laughter is allowed. Copyright © 2010-2020 AMC Network Entertainment LLC. You can also watch it on FuboTV. But Sherman said ‘No, trust me, let’s hold off until the world undergoes some fundamental change that forces everyone to stay at home and watch the Showcase.’ And Sherman got his wish. Sherman’s Showcase is a variety show doing, saying, and presenting images of Black people we do not normally see on television. ET on AMC, and at 11 p.m. According to AMC, despite Black History Month being in February, Sherman said, “No, trust me, let’s hold off until the world undergoes some fundamental change that forces everyone to stay at home and watch the Showcase.”, The show will be honoring “historic African-American icons both past and present, alongside superheroes, period dramas, vampires and a very special re-imagining of the cult film The Last Dragon.”. “People ask/what can I do/to show that I/am down with you?” sings Charley, played by Salahuddin’s daughter, Zuri Salahuddin. Tune into, Dave Chappelle discusses George Floyd’s death in surprise comedy special, Yvonne Orji dishes on HBO stand-up special and Molly’s messiness. You can find her at @Dr_CMGreer on Twitter.

Granted, Black History Month was in February. to shine a light on Black icons in a way that will make the annual February observance of Black History Month all his own... in June. Perhaps few jokes are more prescient than musicial number “Add Some Kente” which features fictional singer “Sari Charley” singing about kente cloth. needed to have a “DJ quality” to it. The delightfully funny, sharp “Sherman’s Showcase Black History Month Spectacular” is a welcome return from writers and stars Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle. Sherman’s Showcase Black History Month Spectacular, calls it “the hidden gem of sketch comedy;”, says it’s “bright, accessibly silly and uproarious.”, calls it “a hard show to explain but a very easy one to fall in love with.”, th Spectacular, un-aging host Sherman McDaniels (. ) You can watch it on fuboTV. Stream full episodes for free online with your TV provider. The one-hour special features Sherman McDaniels (Bashir Salahuddin) celebrating Black History Month in June. That is, they wanted their comedic songs to actually be bangers and for those who actually listened to the lyrics, they would discover the comedic elements of the work. Riddle was a DJ during and after college and felt the music on. Their projects are a refreshing form of inclusive comedy that celebrates Black people and our collective similarities and diversity. Keep journalists asking the hard questions. Sherman's Showcase Black History Month spectacular premieres June 19 at 10/9c on AMC, and then at 11/10c on IFC. However, due to programming constraints the show wasn’t able to air in February. Therefore, their writing process is to replicate the funny moments they experienced in their youth around the dinner table. In the video, Sherman producer Dutch (Diallo Riddle) djs in the background wearing a gas mask. Sherman’s Showcase: Black History Month Spectacular airs tonight, June 19, at 10 p.m. Watch the Black History Month Spectacular for Free, The hour-long sketch comedy special declares “Summer Is Black History Month” and spends its time highlighting famous black figures in history (like jazz singer Adelaide Hall) and satirizing the black American experience with jokes, faux game shows, commercials, music videos and more. In the Sherman’s Showcase Black History Month Spectacular, un-aging host Sherman McDaniels (Bashir Salahuddin) and his dancers are back in the decades-spanning variety show special Sherman’s Showcase (a la Soul Train) to shine a light on Black icons in a way that will make the annual February observance of Black History Month all his own... in June. Read a Q&A with Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle. The undergirding foundation of their projects is to only make fun of things you absolutely love, and for Riddle and Salahuddin, they love Black people. Rolling Stone calls it “the hidden gem of sketch comedy;” The New York Times says it’s “irreverent” and Salon says it’s “bright, accessibly silly and uproarious.” Collider calls it “a hard show to explain but a very easy one to fall in love with.”. Riddle and Salahuddin not only respected Legend for his musical acumen (and EGOT status), but they wanted to highlight Legend’s comedic timing as well. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. He’d also like to ask Tiger King’s Carole Baskin to stop using his signature phrase ‘cats and kittens,’ which he’s been using on the Showcase since 1973.”. Frank Scherma, Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin of Sherman’s Showcase speak during the IFC segment of the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association Press Tour 2019 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 25, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. on AMC.com and the AMC apps for mobile and devices. If this “Black History Month Spectacular” proves anything, it’s that this is a show with both a timelessness and specificity to thrive in any era. If you thought Carole Baskin was the original source of calling folks cats and kittens, you were wrong. ), a new dancehall anthem, and a Black vampire roundtable. is a variety show doing, saying, and presenting images of Black people we do not normally see on television. Full-length versions of the songs from the series are available via digital release and vinyl from Mad Decent, the Los Angeles-based record label founded by Diplo. Copyright © 2020 Interactive One, LLC. All rights reserved (About Us). Sherman's Showcase Black History Month Spectacular, Check box if your review contains spoilers.