Ask Robin Thede if she’s nervous about her upcoming plunge into one of TV’s most competitive arenas, and you’re likely to see her tremble — with excitement.
A colorful comic, who has scored top writing gigs with Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Larry Wilmore and others, Thede is entering the late-night arena with “The Rundown with Robin Thede” premiering Thursday on BET.
Few women have successfully navigated the crowded post-prime-time landscape, and the time period has been particularly perilous for anyone who is not a white male. But even though “The Rundown” will be the only late-night entry hosted by a woman of color, Thede appears to be jitter-free.
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