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The host and executive producer of A Little Late will star in a sketch show for the network. NBC has ordered two episodes of Sketchy Times With Lilly Singh, which will feature Singh playing every character — a familiar format to viewers of her popular YouTube videos — in a series of sketches satirizing how we’re all adjusting to the new normal.
“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,'” said Singh. “With Sketchy Times, I’m going to play every character because me, myself and I have been training for this moment.”
The two episodes will be shot at Singh’s home, using minimal crew and in observation of all safety protocols. Each episode will feature a specific theme and include Singh’s signature musical parodies.
“Lilly has always created content that is original, relatable and of the moment,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents scripted programming at NBC. “Now more than ever, her unique comedic style is the perfect antidote to help us through these challenging times.”
Singh, Keisha Zollar and Sean O’Connor will write Sketchy Times. Singh, O’Connor and Polly Aurrit executive produce the show, which comes from Universal TV and Singh’s Unicorn Island Productions.
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