The Funniest Show On Television Is Coming Back Soon, Here’s The Date

I Think You Should Leave will return to Netflix on May 30.

By Lyndon Nicholas | Updated

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With the release of acclaimed director Mel Brooks’ long-awaited sketch series History of the World: Part II, and Chris Rock’s recent controversial new stand-up special on Netflix, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, the comedy world has been buzzing. Now, one of the most acclaimed sketch series of the past few years is adding fuel to the fire. According to Netflix, the sketch comedy series I Think You Should Leave has finally gotten a release date for its upcoming third season, May 30th. 

Although I Think You Should Leave was renewed for a third season back on May 6, 2022, it was only recently announced that it will be coming back with an official release date of May 30th for its third season. I Think You Should Leave debuted back in 2019 to critical acclaim. Netflix released season two of I Think You Should Leave in 2021 after production had been delayed by the ongoing pandemic.

I Think You Should Leave was created by Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin, and executive produced by  Lonely Island’s Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone, as well as Ali Bell, Alex Bach, Dan Powell, and Alice Mathias. Tim Robinson, known for his time as a writer and performer on SNL, draws from his connections in the world of comedy to bring in some notable guests, including Andy Samberg, Vanessa Bayer, Kate Berlant, Julia Butters, Will Forte, Patti Harrison, Paul Walter Hauser, Tim Heidecker, Conner O’Malley, Bob Odenkirk, Sam Richardson, Cecily Strong, Brandon Wardell, Fred Willard, and Steven Yeun. 

The timing of the season’s return seems to be highly strategic. May 30th is just one day before the 2023 Primetime Emmy eligibility cutoff of May 31st, meaning the third season will be vying for a spot and possible nominations for 2023’s awards season. The series has been successful in this category in the past, and Tim Robinson won a 2022 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.

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Tim Robinson stars in most sketches, although he will occasionally be replaced by a guest star. The sketches in I Think You Should Leave can usually be boiled down to the following formula: 1) someone makes a mistake, 2) said person refuses to admit or acknowledge that mistake, and 3) hilarity ensues. It is a winning formula that has produced some comedic gold. 

I Think You Should Leave is equal parts crude, cringe, absurd, and often surreal. One of the best sketches of the series came in the very first episode, titled “Instagram”, where Saturday Night Live‘s Vanessa Bayer stars as a woman with a loose grasp on the right amount of self-deprecation that should be included in an Instagram post, trying to make phrases like “Sunday funday with these pig dicks,” and “Slurping down fish piss with these wet chodes” work. Another one came in season one episode three called “Focus Group,” in which the scene-stealing Ruben Rabasa participates in a focus group for Ford’s new car model, and the actor whips out terrific lines, dabs, and even a bottle-flip, all in his contagiously endearing accent. 

The sketches, written largely by Robinson and Kanin, have been a hit: The show’s first season boasts a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, while the second season holds a 100% percent, both impressive. I Think You Should Leave’s highly-anticipated third season should uphold this commitment to quality comedy, and serve some notable sketches, guest stars, and moments for an eager public.