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HBO Makes First Episode of Random Acts of Flyness Available for Free

HBO posted the full first episode of the much-anticipated new late-night show Random Acts of Flyness on YouTube on Monday. The show, which premiered last week and has been called a postmodern, new black surrealist project, is the brainchild of artist, musician and director, Terence Nance. It’s composed of a series of sketches that flow in and out of one another, sometimes grounded in reality, but mostly not, and always centered on black characters and experiences. Nance has described it as, “a show about the beauty and ugliness of contemporary American life.”

Random Acts of Flyness airs on Fridays at midnight.

*Correction, Aug. 6, 2018: This article originally said that said HBO was “following in the footsteps” of Showtime by posting one of its pilots on YouTube. HBO has been posting pilots online since at least 2008.