2 Dope Queens, featuring Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, will return to HBO next year for a second series of four hour-long specials. Based on the hit comedy WNYC podcast of the same name, the show debuted on the network to critical acclaim in February 2018 with four shows directed by Tig Notaro and featuring special guests Uzo Aduba, Tituss Burgess, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jon Stewart.
Launched in 2016, 2 Dope Queens is a weekly standup and storytelling podcast that features Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, along with their friends and favorite comedians, talking about sex, romance, race, hair journeys and living in New York.
Jessica Williams can be seen in upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and recently wrapped production on Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart opposite Jason Sudeikis and Lisa Kudrow; and Patrick Brice’s Corporate Animals opposite Demi Moore and Ed Helms. Previous credits include such films as the critically acclaimed The Incredible Jessica James, People Places Things, The Daily Show, HBO’s Girls and the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe.
Phoebe Robinson is the author of The New York Times bestseller You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain. She was also a staff writer for the final season of Portlandia, appeared on the series Search Party and Broad City, and hosts the critically-acclaimed WNYC Studios podcast Sooo Many White Guys. Robinson made her film debut in the summer comedy Ibiza and will appear in the film What Men Want next year. Her sophomore book, Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay, will be published by Dutton in October.
Season 1 of 2 Dope Queens was executive produced by Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams, Amy Aniobi, Carrie Byalick, Chenoa Estrada, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen Turner and David Martin; executive producers also included Ravi Nandan and John Hodges. Season 2 of 2 Dope Queens is directed by Sandra Restrepo.