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OMG! Lilly Singh Is All Set For New Comic Series ‘Sketchy Times’ On NBC

OMG! Lilly Singh Is All Set For New Comic Series ‘Sketchy Times’ On NBC

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We may be drowning in our solitude during this pandemic, but Lilly Singh seems to always get it right. After a decade of living, breathing, and eating with her over-the-top characters and alter-egos, parodying men, her parents, and family members, she is ready to showcase them on NBC. Barely a year after debuting her show ‘A Little Late with Lilly Singh,’ NBC is interested in another show from popular YouTuber and talk-show host, Lilly Singh. The network ordered two episodes of her new comedy sketch ‘Sketchy Times with Lilly Singh’ – a move poised to attract more attention from South Asian fans. 

The show will feature Singh playing all characters, mirroring her work on YouTube. She plans to use the initial episodes to give a witty and satirical perspective on current issues like life during the age of COVID-19.

“Lilly has always created content that is original, relatable, and of the moment,” says Tracey Patokosta and Lisa Katz, NBC entertainment’s Co-presidents of Scripted Programming. “Now more than ever, her unique comedic style is the perfect antidote to help us through these challenging times.”

Although the first air date is yet to be announced, the idea is that NBC will keep ‘Sketchy Times’ running if it proves successful after the probative period. While being quite excited, Lilly Singh was quick to voice that the show is what she had been preparing for all her life.

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“Ten years ago, I started playing every character in my sketches because my friends were all ‘stop annoying us to be a part of your skits,'” says Singh as she reflects back to the start of her career. “With Sketchy Times, I’m going to play every character because me, myself, and I have been training for this moment.”

The comedy sketch is set to be produced by Lilly Singh’s Unicorn Island Productions and Universal Television. Since it is being produced against the backdrop of a pandemic, it will be shot with minimal crew members at Singh’s home while complying with social distancing and other safety protocols. The show will be written by Singh, Sean O’Connor, and Keisha Zollar, with Singh, O’Connor, and Polly Aurrit being the executive producers.

Lilly Singh, perhaps one of the coolest South Asians on the internet, seems to be cementing her place in the comedy industry with ‘Sketchy Times.’

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