Lolly Adefope

BBC Three acquires second series of US comedy Shrill

Lolly Adefope and Aidy Bryant in Shrill (credit: BBC)

The eight-part series will re-join Annie, played by Saturday Night Live’s Aidy Bryant, after she’s quit her miserable job and confronted her demons: her boss (John Cameron Mitchell), her mother (Julia Sweeney) and her troll.

With her best friend Fran (Lolly Adefope) and boyfriend Ryan (Luka Jones) by her side, she’s ready to begin a path of self-discovery to figure out what she truly wants in life.

US comedy series Shrill heads to BBC Three

Aidy Bryant (Credit:BBC)

The six-part series will become available on BBC iPlayer from the 15th December.

Executive produced by Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks, Shrill stars Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) as Annie, an overweight young woman who wants to change her life, but not her body.

Changing her life won’t be easy though.

As Annie tries to start her career in journalism, she is also dealing with bad boyfriends, a sick parent and a perfectionist boss.

Tea Break Tips: Building a career in comedy with Lolly Adefope

She has been making waves on the comedy circuit taking her exaggerated characterisation and relatable comedic humour to the Soho Theatre in her show Lolly 2.

The comedian, who specialises in character comedy, has made a number of appearances as a comedy actor in shows including RoversPlebs and Sicknote

Her latest TV project sees her alongside fellow comedians Greg Davies and Alex Horne on Dave's comedy panel show Taskmaster.