Phoebe Robinson

Comedian, co-host of 2 Dope Queens, and host of Soo Many White Guys,

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"Phoebe Robinson is an American comedian, writer, and actress based in New York City.

 

Robinson was a staff writer for MTV's Girl Code and a consultant on Season Three of Broad City. She is a regular contributor to Glamour, and has been published in the New York Times, Bitch, Vanity Fair, and many other venues. Her blog, Blaria (named for "Black Daria"), has been featured in the Huffington Post, and Robinson has regularly performed a live version, Blaria Live, in Brooklyn and Washington D.C. With Jessica Williams, she is the creator and co-host of the 2 Dope Queens podcast, and she created and starred in Refinery29's web series Woke Bae.

 

She has made numerous television appearances, including on NBC's Last Comic Standing, the Today show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Last Call with Carson Daly, Comedy Central's Broad City, @midnight, and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, FX's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live, and others. She has been named by Vulture, Essence, Esquire, Flavorwire, Brooklyn Magazine, and SF Sketchfest as a comedian to watch.

 

Her solo podcast, Sooo Many White Guys, premiered on July 12, 2016, and will continue through the summer. As a response to the predominance of white males in comedy, the podcast features women, people of color, and LGBTQ people. Ilana Glazer of Broad City serves as an executive producer.

 

Alanna Bennett writes for Buzzfeed:

Things are pretty busy for Robinson lately. “When it rains, it pours,” she said.

That rain has taken many forms. There are the two podcasts, of course. The aforementioned 2 Dope Queens functions as equal parts comedy showcase and platform for the compelling relationship of the two incisive women at its center. But there’s also Sooo Many White Guys, which takes on a talk show format and features Robinson discussing representation, sex, and dreams with guests like Gina Rodriguez, Nia Long, Roxane Gay, and the aforementioned Mock. There’s the book, You Can’t Touch My Hair (and Other Things I Still Have to Explain), which just came out. Oh, and there's the web series, Woke Bae, put out by Refinery29’s RIOT channel and coming back later this year. And the part in Jill Soloway’s new Amazon show, I Love Dick, alongside Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn, which just got picked up to series.

All of these projects have positioned Robinson as comedy’s enlightened older sister who’s still got game. You know, the one you can pregame with in the living room while talking about Lenny Kravitz’s peen, but who’s also there for you when a cab driver says something racist and you need someone to read him to filth. 2 Dope Queens exists and thrives because of the personalities at its center; people not only show up for Williams and Robinson, they clamor for them. “She’s really goofy and loose and absurd and human,” Soloway said. “Her comedy comes from a place of reality, like the best friend who just tells the truth. She never pushes, she just is.” (2)

 

Her book You Can't Touch My Hair (And Other Things I Still Have to Explain) debuted on October 4, 2016.

 

Robinson lives and performs in Brooklyn, New York." (2)

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