‘2 Dope Queens’ Premieres on HBO

Jessica Williams, Phoebe Robinson (Mindy Tucker/Courtesy of HBO)

The comedy podcast has four themed specials that are set to premiere on HBO on Feb. 2.


Hosted by Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, 2 Dope Queens take on several social topics such as race, sex, gender, and also less serious topics such as “the best borough for pizza” and many more. These hour-long specials are taped in Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre before a live audience.

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Show #1: “New York”

Debut: FRIDAY, FEB. 2 (11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET/PT)

Jon Stewart joins the Queens to share early memories of living in New York, and Phoebe and Jessica test Jon’s pizza knowledge. Plus: comedians Michelle Buteau, Mark Normand and Baron Vaughn.

Show #2: “Hair”

Debut: FRIDAY, FEB. 9 (11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.)

Phoebe and Jessica break down black hairstyles for Sarah Jessica Parker. Plus: comedians Aparna Nancherla, Rhea Butcher and Sheng Wang.

Show #3: “Hot Peen”

Debut: FRIDAY, FEB. 16 (11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.)

Phoebe shares her failed attempts to hook up with a famous celeb, and the Queens are joined onstage by Tituss Burgess, who talks about channeling Beyoncé. Plus: comedians John Early, Jackie Kashian and Kevin Barnett.

Show #4: “Black Nerds” (aka “Blerds”)

Debut: FRIDAY, FEB. 23 (11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.)

Phoebe and Jessica discuss their fashion inspirations, and are joined onstage by Uzo Aduba to talk about their nerdy obsessions. Plus: comedians Naomi Ekperigin, Al Jackson and Gary Gulman.

Mindy Tucker/HBO

Mindy Tucker/HBO

Be sure to watch the premiere of 2 Dope Queens on Feb. 2 and check out the teaser below.