The network has ordered a two-part series special ‘Sketchy Times with Lilly Singh’, reported Variety.
In a hat-tip to her early work on YouTube, the host of ‘A Little Late With Lilly Singh’ will be seen performing a range of sketches.
Singh will portray every character in the sketches, satirising the new normal under the Covid-19 pandemic, and will also feature musical parodies.
The 31-year-old comic said she is looking forward to the project.
‘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’. With ‘Sketchy Times’, I’m going to play every character because me, myself and I have been training for this moment,’ she said.
The series will be shot at Singh’s home with minimal crew and proper safety protocols enforced.
‘Lilly has always created content that is original, relatable and of the moment. Now more than ever, her unique comedic style is the perfect antidote to help us through these challenging times,’ added Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment.
Singh, Keisha Zollar and Sean O’Connor will write for the new sketch series. Polly Aurrit will executive produce with Singh and O’Connor.
The announcement came after NBC renewed ‘A Little Late with Lilly Singh’ for a second season this year. The show is yet to start production.
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The Corona Effect
Gone are the days when going to the multiplex and ordering a bucket of the extra butter popcorn with diet cola was a weekly affair. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has completely changed our social lives.
Film production houses are trying to read people’s minds, and are shuffling the release of their big-banner movie dates.
Some producers are hoping to see people make it to the theatres by early 2021, and the rest have made up their minds, after all, about a digital release.
The pandemic continues to impact an ever-changing theatrical release calendar. Here’s your updated calendar of what’s releasing when.