IFC’s tapped big names to assist with the launch of their new sketch comedy series, ‘Sherman’s Showcase,’ including the likes of John Legend, Common, Tiffany Haddish, Quincy Jones, and so many more.
The comedic brainchild of writers/actors Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, the “show within a show” tells the fictional tale of “Sherman McDaniels” (Salahuddin) and his variety show ‘Sherman’s Showcase’ (a la ‘The Flip Wilson Show’). McDaniels acts as the ‘proprietor of the imaginary comedy archive that stretched from the ’70s on forward,’ and the show is chock full of musical, dance, and sketch performances that reference each of the eras presented.
Curious to learn more about the high concept comedy/”mockumentary”? Its season 1 trailer awaits you inside:
‘Sherman’s Showcase’ premieres July 31 on IFC.