Issa Rae, Porsha Williams and Amanda Seales are among several stars who will appear in season 2 of the critically-acclaimed series Sherman’s Showcase.
The variety series, from creators and stars Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, returns to both IFC and AMC+ on Oct. 26. New episodes will stream a week early on AMC+.
Guest stars appearing in the season include:
Ace Vane, Demi Adejuyigbe, Desi Banks, Jerome Benton, Michael Blackson, Heidy De La Rosa, Chris Hardwick, Emily Kinney, Ted Lange, Laci Mosley, Rashida Olayiwola “Sheedz,” Dewayne Perkins, Jay Pharoah, Issa Rae, Chance The Rapper, Amanda Seales, Kent Shocknek, Paul F. Tompkins and Porsha Williams.
Returning guest stars include Eliza Coupe, Morris Day, Rob Haze, John Legend, Nigel Lythgoe, Vic Mensa, Tawny Newsome, Xosha Roquemore, Chandra Russell, Zuri Salahuddin and Bresha Webb.
Said Blake Callaway, General Manager of IFC, said in a statement:
“Sherman’s Showcase has it all. Bashir and Diallo have delivered a jam-packed new season full of sketches, songs, fashion statements, movie parodies, outrageous antics, and even a trip to Lagos. This block party of a sketch show is back and better than ever.”
“We worked so hard to make this season happen,” said Riddle and Salahuddin said in a statement. “We filmed during a Covid spike. Our writers’ room was in a parking lot. We were wearing masks in the recording booth. It was insane. Still, somehow, we think we’ve topped Season 1. As our director Matthew Piedmont has said, we tried to only elevate the Sherman’s Showcase experience this season. And despite the challenges, the cast, crew, and a ton of dancers and stars still found their way to the studio where we shoot this show. Risking their lives. And ours. It was worth it.”
The series features “sketches, dancers, fake commercials, movie trailers, cultural nostalgia, the Funk Monster, A-list guest stars and original songs (“Drop it Low for Jesus,” “Marina Del Ray”) that definitely climbed the fictional charts. Each episode is hosted by Sherman McDaniels as he takes viewers through time, via music and comedy drawn from the 50-year library of a legendary (but fictional) musical variety show.”
The first season is rated 100% Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Riddle and Salahuddin executive produce with Mike Jackson, John Legend, Ty Stiklorious, Pete Aronson and Frank Scherma and Johnathan Meyers.