Michelle Obama to star in Black-ish sitcom

Image copyright ABC Image caption Michelle Obama will become the first First Lady to appear on a network TV comedy Former US First Lady Michelle Obama will become the first First Lady to appear…

Michelle Obama to star in Black-ish sitcom

Image copyright ABC Image caption Michelle Obama will become the first First Lady to appear on a network TV comedy

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama will become the first First Lady to appear on a network TV comedy, ABC says.

Her character will be called Joy and appear in a September episode of the popular sitcom, black-ish.

ABC’s official description of the episode says: “In the aftermath of his senior year graduation, Dre’s family, including his conservative father played by Meagan Good, asks him to pitch a plan to legalise marijuana in Chicago.”

Oprah Winfrey also appears on the show, as a secretary in Dre’s business.

Michelle Obama has been spending much of her time since her husband’s 2016 election victory as First Lady in promoting her new memoir, Becoming.

US presidents rarely act as the star attraction of a sitcom, nor is Michelle Obama the first politician to appear on American TV.

She will follow Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, who also appeared on shows such as Parks and Recreation and the award-winning HBO mini-series Game Change.

Al Gore played himself on Veep, and John McCain was played by Dean Norris on Breaking Bad.

ABC said the episode with Michelle Obama will also feature a cameo from Chance the Rapper as himself.

Chance is the performer behind the online reality series Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book – where the Coloring Book creator talks to everyday people in their homes about their lives.

Michelle Obama will play herself in an episode that will be directed by black-ish creator Kenya Barris.

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