Phoebe Robinson is a multi-talented stand-up comedian, New York Times best-selling writer, and actress. She is best known for her burgeoning podcast empire at WNYC Studios as the co-creator and co-star of the hit podcast 2 Dope Queens. Phoebe joins her co-host, Jessica Williams, formerly of The Daily Show, for a live comedy show in Brooklyn where, along with their favorite comedians, they share stories about sex, romance, hair journeys, living in NYC and Billy Joel. The popular podcast transitioned to television as four hour-long specials, which aired on HBO in February 2018 and a second set of specials airing in 2019. On her second WNYC Studios podcast, Sooo Many White Guys, Phoebe hosts the critically-acclaimed interview talk show with talent including Tom Hanks, Issa Rae, Abbi Jacobson, and many more.
Phoebe authored The New York Times best seller, You Can’t Touch My Hair & Other Things I Still Have To Explain, a collection of essays about race, gender and pop culture. Her second book, Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay was released in October. Phoebe made her feature film debut this summer with the release of Netflix’s Ibiza, in which she appeared in a starring role. She’ll next be seen in Paramount’s film What Men Want, premiering in February 2019. Phoebe also moderated Michelle Obama’s Becoming book tour events in both Philadelphia and Detroit this fall.
Identified by Vulture.com, Essence, and Esquire as one of the top comedians to watch, Phoebe has appeared on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers and Last Call with Carson Daly; TBS’s Conan and Search Party, Comedy Central’s Broad City, @midnight with Chris Hardwick, and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore; as well as starring in a recurring role on Jill Soloway’s show for Amazon entitled I Love Dick. She was the creator and star in Refinery29’s web series Woke Bae and was a staff writer on the final season of Portlandia. Her writing has been featured in InStyle, The Village Voice, NY Mag, Bitch Magazine and Glamour Magazine as well as on Glamour.com, TheDailyBeast.com, VanityFair.com, Vulture.com, and NYTimes.com. She was also a staff writer on MTV’s hit talking head show, Girl Code, as well as a consultant on season three of Broad City.
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