Now Streaming – REVENGE OF THE BLACK BEST FRIEND

In Season 1 of Revenge of the Black Best Friend we meet the self-help guru Dr. Toni Shakur, and see her work to support Black actors who have been cast as token Black characters.

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Created, co-written, and produced by Amanda Parris, Revenge of the Black Best Friend revels in the art of satirizing Hollywood’s tokenization of Black actors with Canada as the jointly accused. Starring Olunike Adeliyi as self-help guru Dr. Toni Shakur tasked with representing scorned Black characters, the sketch show makes use of the discarded side-heroes, sidekicks, best friends, and Black-dude-dies-first dudes (from Bring it On to Harry Potter) to bang a message home. 

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The “Black Best Friend” Is Finally Getting Revenge Thanks To This Must-See Satire

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