Comedy Clicks – USA Edition – Shrill

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that is based on the book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West – Shrill 

 

Trailer

 

About the Show

Summary of Plot

A woman seeks out ways to change her life without changing her body.- IMDb

 

Number of Seasons / Episodes

2 Seasons

 

Characters:

Aidy Bryant – Annie Easton
Lolly Adefope – Fran
Luka Jones – Ryan
John Cameron Mitchell – Gabe Parrish
Ian Owens – Amadi
Julia Sweeney – Vera Easton
Patti Harrison – Ruthie
Scott Engdahl – Andy

Trivia

  • A lot of the awkward experience scenes are taken from real life situations that the writer and Aidy have had. Specifically the opening scene in the first episode regarding the trainer was taken from an experience Aidy herself had.
  • Julia Sweeney, who plays Aidy Bryant’s Mom, is a Saturday Night Live (1975) alumni. Aidy Bryant is currently an SNL cast member.
  • On April 15, 2019, the series was renewed for a second season that is set to premiere in 2020

 

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