Netflix Orders Variety Sketch Series “Astronomy Club” from Khalabo Ink Society and Irony Point.
The six episode half-hour series will star the New York-based improv and sketch comedy group, Astronomy Club.
· As the group has done successfully with its improv and sketch performances, the series will use comedy to discuss complex and nuanced real-world topics. Combining honesty with levity, sketches will explore an array of topics ranging from pop culture and social issues to the Black experience.
· Astronomy Club was formed in 2013, performing in venues all over New York City. The team soon became the first all-black house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Astronomy Club members are: Shawtane Bowen, Jonathan Braylock, Ray Cordova, James III, Caroline Martin, Jerah Milligan, Monique Moses and Keisha Zollar.
· The series is executive produced by Kenya Barris (black-ish, Girls’ Trip) through his transmedia company Khalabo Ink Society and Daniel Powell (Inside Amy Schumer, I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson) for Irony Point.
· These type of partnerships are reflective of Barris’ approach to mentorship and have become a pillar of Khalabo Ink Society’s creative process. With a focus on socially conscious storytelling that reflects our culture and tackles contemporary issues and themes, Barris has grown the transmedia company with the goal of establishing it as a creative collective, where collaboration is fo