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A young African-American comedian rises among the ranks of the stand-up world and braces for "break-out" fame.
Showtime has produced some of the funniest (and most cynical) anti-sitcoms including Californication, SMILF, Nurse Jackie and of course the US version of Shameless.
Black comedians star in these shows including hits like Atlanta and Black-ish and the lesser-known British gem Chewing Gum--including all the comedies highlighted in the Oprah Magazine must-watch Black TV show list.
Those who have spent time in Los Angeles will appreciate these pitch-perfect depictions of La La Land, along with the quirky archetypes who populate it.
We're guessing some TV writers eventually picked up on the absurdity of their own industry; with shows like 'Extras', '30 Rock', and 'Entourage', we're not complaining!
Comedies and dramadies featuring stand-up legends including Seinfeld, Louis CX, and Marc Maron, playing (lightly) fictionalized versions of themselves.