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Inside the Writers Room with Insecure

Building on the success of her web series THE MISADVENTURES OF AWKWARD BLACK GIRL, Issa Rae brings her fresh and funny voice to HBO as the co-creator (with past WGF board member Larry Wilmore) and star of the cable network’s new hit comedy series, INSECURE.

The show follows the lives of 29-year-old Issa (played by Rae) and her best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji) as they navigate through every day, uncomfortable career and relationship experiences in Los Angeles.

On this special evening, Rae, showrunner Prentice Penny (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, HAPPY ENDINGS) and the writers room 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. Moderated by Yvonne Villarrealof the Los Angeles Times. 


  • 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

PLUS, we’ll have VIP Experience tickets available, which includes a VIP pre-reception in the WGF Library with refreshments, small bites and a meet-and-greet with the panelists at 6:30pm, plus reserved seating among the front rows at the event. Only 15 VIP tickets are available, so grab yours today!

Doors open at 7pm. Event starts at 7:30pm.

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Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s library and archive and other outreach programs.