Tonight at 10/9c! @issarae and I talk @ablackladysketchshow, plus our best pals @amberruffin and @stellameghie hang out on Watch What Happens Live ( @bravowwhl) with @bravoandy! #ablss Styling: @pspamelashepard / assisted by @myahlup Dress: @cushnie Shoes: @gucci Hair and makeup: @tish_ferguson / assisted by @shannonk.young and our savior, king of kings and lord of lords Jesus Christ on high
A dream realized! Look at all these black women living their best lives, overlooking God’s watercolor skyline at a gorgeous palace and presenting their new show on HBO. Thank you @issarae for being a phenomenal friend, sister and partner. @ablackladysketchshow is only the beginning. 📸 @bishilarious
If you don’t have friends who will stop at nothing to celebrate with you (car accidents, 3,000 miles, etc), you need new friends! So much gratitude and love for my day ones. #ablss #blackgirlmagic #ablackladysketchshow
Wow. We really did that. #ablackladysketchshow
Press day 4 in NYC for @ablackladysketchshow! Thanks @elleusa for an amazing interview!! Here we come @npr! And we’re one day away from the big premiere! #ablss H/mu: @tish_ferguson / assisted by @shannonk.young and Jehovah Styling: @pspamelashepard / assisted by @myahlup and a snatched waist
Oooooo only 2 more days until the premiere of @ablackladysketchshow on HBO! Who’s having a watch party?? Make sure you set your DVR too! You’re gonna wanna watch each episode twice (at least) to see things you missed the first time cause you were laughing! Yaaaaassss we’re giving you multi-layered comedy realness! #ablss
Press day 3 for @ablackladysketchshow! We started the morning at @wendyshow, so you know it was a good time! Swipe for more! #ablss Hair and makeup @Tish_ferguson / assisted by @shannonk.young and our Lord Jesus Christ Styling by @pspamelashepard / assisted by @myahlup Top: @suistudio Skirt: @sandroparis Shoes: @alexanderwangny
SWIPE FOR A PORTRAIT SERIES OF QUEENS! At today’s incredible @HBO POV brunch, I took some amazing photos of my amazing Head Writer/Co-EP @mslas, Director/Co-EP @dimedavis, my impeccable cast @ashnb1 (also writer) @quintab and @gabrielle_dennis, as well as guest star and Insecure writer/producer/star @natasharothwell and our illustrious moderator, podcast and TV hero @crissle! And Dime took my photo!!! What an honor to photograph and know these Queens! #ABLSS
🌟 rockstar vibes by @tish_ferguson for #essencefest Night 2🌟
Night 1 at #EssenceFest! Remember me this way. HMU: @tish_ferguson
(SWIPE!) As QUEEN of all Blankets, I have also appointed a KING of blankets, the one and only @jsim07! Our dearest subjects, please pledge your allegiance to the royal rulers of the kingdom without cold, the reign of relaxation, the land of laying. Thank you again to our royal photographer @rick.pics #blanketgate #blanketgate2019 #blanketchronicles #orchid
I AM THE QUEEN OF BLANKETS. For those of you who have been following #blanketgate 2019, you’ll know that the battle of who gets to wear a blanket, how you wear a blanket and whether or not a blanket scarf is a thing has gotten very heated over the past few weeks. See my moments for a recap. But this stellar shoot with @rick.pics is putting all that TO BED (pun intended) with me emerging as the clear ruler of all things woolen. Bend the knee, @mslas, @dimedavis, @daybroadway and @mochelle3 (that’s right — Lauren’s mother). #blanketchronicles #blanketgate2019 #ABLSS
Got a new shoot coming soon from @rick.pics! This is not one of the pics from the shoot, this is from my phone. With a plastic chair, a ladder and a light in the background. There was also a very large squirrel watching. Just wanted to paint the whole picture. Also, hair and makeup by me.
Special appreciation post for my partner in comedy @mslas! Only the second black woman to be a head writer for a late night show, I believe she will also become the FIRST black woman head writer for a sketch comedy tv series when “A Black Lady Sketch Show” comes out on HBO! She is not only an extremely talented writer and producer, she’s also a leader who treats writers with respect and mutual adoration. She makes everyone want to be their best. She makes us all stronger. Everyone should have a Lauren in their tribe! Can’t wait for you all to see what her incredible work has created on our new show!
If you would have told this little girl in the trailer park in Iowa that this would be happening I never would have believed you. Every day we are closer to the premiere of my dream show! More very soon... 📸 @tish_ferguson
At #ABFF talking A Black Lady Sketch Show! Makeup/Hair by the one and only @tish_ferguson DUH you know the vibe #ABLSS
AND I OOP—
My forever answer when someone asks “What’s your sign?”
Had a fantastic night hosting the FYC event for @insecurehbo! Love all these amazing black people and also they funny and real nice and stuff so let’s all do a body roll
The writers on A Black Lady Sketch show are exquisite. As is the cast (swipe!). Get ready. #ABLSS
This is me, last night at sundown, shooting our final sketch for Season One of “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” coming soon to HBO. I am holding a box of vintage Dom from the best producing partner anyone could ask for, @issarae. I am sending an email to my stellar post department about our edit in the morning. I am dressed in Hogwarts gear because our amazing crew shares my obsession and declared it Harry Potter Day and @mslas bought me tons of merch, including a real time-turner necklace. I am complete. I am elated. I am ready for the world to see this show!
Enjoying my last moments before everyone in Winterfell dies.
Happy 75th, Queen @DianaRoss! You will always be the absolute epitome of grace, class and black lady empowerment! So honored to praise you by wearing this @phenomenal.ly t-shirt, which will benefit my favorite source for empowering black women voters and black women running for and in office, Higher Heights!
this is me now, accept it (also all my friends cute, swipe for proof) #blackhogwarts
When you get to work with incredible and talented black women at the top of their game every day, you don’t stop smiling! Also, another incredible and talented black woman, my friend Biana, sent me this new hair and it’s soft and full of body (just like ME 🤣). Check her out at @therootedhair!
It has taken me a week to calm down after seeing this movie. All I’ll say is your nightmares are definitely about to get worse. But don’t play yourself with the “I don’t like scary movies” line - go see several masters at work: @jordanpeele @lupitanyongo @winstoncduke and ‘nem. #usfirst #usmovie #jordanpeele
knight bus photo shoot 🧙🏽♀️💫📚
REP. MOM (PHYLLIS THEDE) OUT HERE HOSTING AN EVENT WITH SEN. KAMALA HARRIS LIKE A BOSS ON THIS SUNDAY
This picture doubles as a happy birthday post to the incomparable and gleefully delightful @ms_nix and also a reminder that these other two incredible people used to live in the White House. 🥳
these wallpaper plants are the only ones I’ve ever kept alive
I am shaking. I am angry. I am so hurt for you my friend @JussieSmollett. Prayers for your speedy recovery and swift justice for the rotting human flesh carcasses who did this to you. I love you. •••• For those who don’t know, this dear soul was attacked by MAGA assholes last night, brutally beaten and doused with bleach. They also put a noose around his neck and screamed god awful things at him. He’s recovering but this hate crime against a gay black man cannot go without our loud and fervent protest.
“EXCITED” doesn’t begin to express my feelings for A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, coming soon to HBO! I created this show out of pure passion for all the amazing funny black women I am blessed to work with everyday. WE ARE HERE AND WE ARE READY. I can’t wait to share this show with the world. For now, let’s just all hail the prolific @issarae, who is the best producing partner I could have asked for!!! And special love to JAX media, who has never wavered in their faith in me or my work. And @mslas, on whom I rely for EVERYTHING and who is leading an epic team of black women writers!! Oh and let’s be clear — it’s not a team “predominately of black women” — it’s ALLLLLLLLLLLL BLACK WOMEN. LET’S MAKE HISTORY.
•SWIPE• if your friends aren’t doing entire impromptu photshoots for you when you travel, GET NEW FRIENDS. Christa (who doesn’t want to be tagged) is a REAL ONE. Also, let me tell you - my modeling skills have come a LONG WAY honey. I used to feel so uncomfortable taking pics and now I’m like “just start shooting!” and I got a million poses 🤣🤣🤣 #haminpr #nu #dayone #thighmeat
Three friends and a friendly photo bomber #Hamilton #puertorico #christawontletmetagher
Category is... first day of school realness
THE ONLY WAY TO ANNOUNCE YOU’RE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT #kamalaharris #illseeyouinoakland
IT’S BEEN A LONG ROAD TO GLAMOOOOOOUR #10yearsOfFashionLessons
I only have friends who slay... And who celebrate birthdays. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE INCOMPARABLE @amberruffin!!!!!!!!!!!!
All my friends are trouble cc @ms_nix #tbt
Whew. 2018 has been quite a year! From the moment I arrived with my vintage luggage on the steamer train to the first day of my new picture to the red carpet for my role in Zootopia. I’ve learned so much about myself, shopping, clothes and interior design - MORE is MORE darling. May you all sweep into 2019 as gracefully as moi conquered 2018. #top9