Alison McDonaldTired of the single black female meme? So are we! But no matter how hard we try to forget, some of us are single and seeking.

Instead of listening to yet another relationship expert give us faulty advice about what we should be doing or watching a film by a man about lonely black women,  one woman is taking the matter into her own hands.

Because the web is increasingly becoming where we can share our own stories, veteren comedy writer Alison McDonald, and sister to Broadway star Audra McDonald, has created her own hilarious web show called She Got Problems.

McDonald describes the show as an offbeat comedy that “follows the travails of a haplessly wanton African-American writer who’s determined to resuscitate her moribund love life.” And because McDonald isn’t trying to pander to stereotypes, she makes it known that She Got Problems’ protagonist is “neither a humble maid, nor an emasculating judge, nor a sassy, streetwise and illiterate  fill-in-the-blank.”

Now we can get with that!

Watch the trailers for Alison McDonald’s She Got Problems and Allison is Having A Really Bad Day.

  • iQgraphics

    ok love this

  • Tonton Michel

    Not sure what to think about the trailers.

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  • Angela Shelby

    <3 it! Love the artisty and versatility. Well done.

  • Akimbo

    Not bad, but feels very put on. Hard to verbalize this, but it just feels like it’s trying too hard and thinks it’s more clever/deeper than it really is. She’s gorgeous and I really want to like this, but it seems more of a sneaky audition for Broadway than anything else. No interesting story here, just a talented performer spinning her wheels..possibly in her sisters shadow.

  • sli

    I could get into this; it was well done, and she’s funny. More, please…

  • Tonton Michel

    Bingo this is exactly what I couldn’t put my finger on, you articulated it very well. It is a little too well constructed, she is talented and beautiful but it feels like she has been reading a lot of blogs and created something that I suspect does not really apply to her, (look at her for God sake, she a problem getting a man?). This is an audition piece but there is talent I hope she wins.

  • LN

    I love Audra McDonald. I miss her on Private Practice. She is so talented. I think I can get into this. I think Alison is also talented and I will give this a try.

  • Zaza

    ‘illiterate fill-in-the-blank’ lol.


    Britni, thank you for putting this up!! I love this. You always give us something new and refreshing. I can’t wait for more.

  • sundaya

    Love it!

    And I don’t think this is meant to be a literal bio of her life, just heavily inspired by it…kind of like Cosby or Martin. Making fun of oneself can be quite rewarding with the right amount of humor. :)

  • BeautyIAM

    Love it, love it, love it!!! Its great to see the “woes” of a black woman being told in a comical way. This what we need more of. Black people telling their own stories in their own voice.

  • Donald K Sumner

    Maybe, if you were not a male-height-concerned b****, you would have found someone by now! HEIGHTIST…

  • Srenda

    I’m into it! We need more artistic ways of telling these stories.

  • Srenda

    @Tonton I never get why people always assume gorgeous women or women they find gorgeous don’t have trouble “getting” men or getting the men they want. Ok, I guess I do get why people make this assumption to a certain extent. But sometimes, “more beauty, more problems.”

  • Tonton Michel

    “more beauty, more problems.”

    Lol, nice one. I guess it is a different set of problems.

  • yeathatsme

    i could get into this

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