The series stars Guled Abdi, Vance Banzo, Tim Blair and Franco Nguyen, who have worked for several years in stage-based sketch comedy under the name TallBoyz II Men. They were previously best known for their stage show A 6ix NNNNNN Revue, which won the award for Best Comedy at the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival. The title of A 6ix NNNNNN Revue was an allusion to the Toronto alternative weekly newspaper Now, whose music, film, literature and theatre critics rate works on a scale of one to five N's instead of stars.
- Raju Mudhar, "A Black Lady Sketch Show and TallBoyz make sketch comedy more colourful". Toronto Star, August 17, 2019.
- "CBC picks up male sketch comedy series Tallboyz". Hamilton Spectator, March 28, 2019.
- "Fringe Review: A 6ix NNNNNN Revue". Now, July 5, 2018.
- "CBC TV greenlights Tallboyz II Men comedy series". Now, March 27, 2019.