Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson on Letting the ‘Magic’ of ‘2 Dope Queens’ Shine

  • Variety
Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson on Letting the ‘Magic’ of ‘2 Dope Queens’ Shine
Ever since a chance meeting in 2014, Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson have taken their collaborative friendship to higher and higher heights. Their “2 Dope Queens” show, featuring stand-up sets from talented friends, became a popular Wnyc podcast and toured the country. In February 2018, that podcast became a series of HBO comedy specials, filmed in Brooklyn’s vaunted Kings Theatre, which seats thousands.

The second season of “2 Dope Queens” premieres on Friday, with a new futuristic set and celebrity guests like Lupita Nyong’o and Keegan-Michael Key. On Dec. 5, the morning after taping Key’s episode (“Regal Af”), Williams and Robinson hosted a celebratory brunch in partnership with Girls Write Now, a New York-based non-profit that pairs underserved girls with engaged mentors, to talk about everything from creating the show to honing their self-care routines. Later, they sat down with Variety to discuss coming back to HBO for seconds.

For the second batch of specials,
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