PREACH! & The Second City Present Black and White News: The Plan, an LOL-a-minute, three-part virtual sketch and improv series that parodies TV news shows concerned with seeing everything through a black or white lens. The show will feature improv games, audience interaction, and special guest debaters from Black and White America. Each show will conclude with an improvised spoken word performance and a musical guest.
About Black and White News:The Plan
Everybody’s got something to say. Pick a side as PREACH!, the improv and sketch comedy troupe that combines spoken word with long-form improvisation, weighs in on everything from healing the divide between Black and White America, to BLM marchers vs. million MAGA marchers, to USPS vs. FedEx, to a progressive millennial rabbi vs. a metaphysical examiner with occult knowledge. We’re talking about the BIG issues that matter, with special guests – White people! So, put your tight jeans on – it’s supposed to be uncomfortable! Give your opinions a workout with verbal aerobics from a Black perspective and virtually laugh your head off. Even you, Karen. Mark your calendars and tell your friends, because after all we’ve been through, who wants to laugh alone?
PREACH! is an all-BIPOC comedy troupe that blends free-style rap, spoken word and slam with improv. Members are based in Chicago and Los Angeles.
The Plan debuts Thursday, February 4 at 7 p.m. CT, with two new shows on February 18 and March 4. (Ages 18 & older recommended.)
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The Plan was written by Second City e.t.c. alum Terrence Carey and Atra Asdou, former Second City Interim Executive Producer Anthony LeBlanc, as well as PREACH! ensemble cast members Max Thomas, Lauren Walker and Kayla Pulley. The cast also includes Asia Martin. Episode 1 features special guest debaters Mark Campbell and Mohawk Johnson, and musical guest Dell Clark.
(Terrence Carey, Atra Asdou, Asia Martin)
Carey’s previous credits include Second City’s 44th e.t.c. Original Revue, Comedy Central’s SouthSide; BET’s Holiday Heist; Chicago Med; and the best friend of the guy who gets advice from Tony Romo in that Corona commercial.
Asdou’s Previous credits include The Second City’s 43rd and 44th e.t.c. revues; She The People (D.C.); The Second City NBC Universal Bob Curry Fellowship; Comedy Central’s SouthSide; NBC’s Chicago Med and Chicago P.D.; FOX’s NeXt; and Lookingglass Theatre Artistic Associate.