‘Sherman’s Showcase’ is a comedy series created by Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle that feels like a mix of ‘Documentary Now!‘ and ‘Soul Train’, . It also takes inspiration from other variety shows such as ‘American Bandstand’, ‘The Midnight Special’, and ‘In Living Color’. ‘Sherman’s Showcase’ is executive produced by Salahuddin and Riddle, alongside John Legend, Frank Scherma, Jim Bouvet, Mike Jackson, and Ty Stiklorius.
IFC’s president Jennifer Caserta expressed his happiness about the show, saying, “When Bashir and Diallo brought us such a fully formed concept, universe, and tone from the first pitch, we knew this was going to be a special show for IFC. We’re incredibly excited that they brought Radical and Get Lifted into the mix from the start because music is integral to this show’s dynamite DNA.”
Sherman’s Showcase Cast: Who is in it?
‘Sherman’s Showcase’ is hosted by Sherman McDaniel (Bashir Salahuddin), who extracts musical and comedic elements from a fictional, forty-year-old library of an iconic musical variety show. Chicago-based Salahuddin is a writer and actor, best known for ‘Snatched’, ‘A Simple Favor’, and ‘Maya & Marty’.
Other celebrities who make guest appearances across the episodes in season 1 are Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor, Common, Morris Day, Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, Quincy Jones, Mike Judge, Kenny and Keith Lucas, John Legend, Nigel Lythgoe, Curt Menefee, Vic Mensa, Tawny Newsome, Ne-Yo, Ray Parker, Jr., Mario Van Peebles, Damon Wayans, Jr., Marlon Wayans, and Bresha Webb.
Salahuddin is expected to return for season 2. You can also expect a slew of new guests in the next season.
Sherman’s Showcase Plot: What is it about?
‘Sherman’s Showcase’ is dubbed as a series that presents a sequence of infomercials for a DVD compilation of a 40-year-old music variety show. Complete with funny musical parodies, outrageous period costumes, and hilarious impressions, the variety sketch show is conceptualized as a trip through time via clips older than four decades. Each episode also showcases prominent celebrities from movies, music, sports, and entertainment, which include two EGOT winners and multiple award-winning artists, actors, and entertainers.