On Wednesday, November 30th, the Writer’s Guide Association (WGA) will host an evening with Issa Rae, showrunner Prentice Penny, and the writers of the HBO hit series Insecure.  The writers will discuss their process of developing the show’s comedic voice, how they approach the direction of season one, and how they turn mundane life moments into hilarious and sharp commentary on race, gender and culture.


  • Issa Rae – Co-creator, star and Executive Producer
  • Prentice Penny – Writer and Executive Producer
  • Dayna Lynne North – Co-Executive Producer
  • Amy Aniobi – Producer
  • Ben Dougan – Supervising Producer

In addition to the panel, a VIP experience will be avaliable which will include a VIP pre-reception in the WGF Library food, drinks, and a meet-and-greet with the panelists.  For more information and to grab your tickets, please click HERE.

The HBO comedy series was recently renewed for a second season and contains themes from Rae’s highly acclaimed web series, The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl, which garnered over 20 million views and nearly 200,000 YouTube subscribers. It explores the black female experience in an unclichéd and authentic way, and revolves around the friendship of two modern day black women and their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. Issa tries to figure out what and who she wants in life, and how to take control of it. Meanwhile, Molly is a successful corporate attorney who appears to have it all but struggles inside as she looks for external ways to fix her life.  The series also touches on social and racial issues in addition to issues that relate to the contemporary black experience.

Insecure stars Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Lisa Joyce, Neil Brown, Jr and is created and executive produced by Issa Rae. Prentice Penny (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Melina Matsoukas, (Beyonce’s Formation), Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry will serve as executive producers, and Larry Wilmore serves as a consultant for the series.



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