An interview with ‘2 Dope Queens’ Phoebe Robinson on #MeToo in comedy


Podcast-turned-phenomenon 2 Dope Queens wasn't just prescient to the systemic issues facing comedy, the show was providing solutions years before The New York Times and the #MeToo movement would make the rest of us aware of them.

Beginning in 2015, the monthly live stand-up show introduced audiences to a kind of comedy they'd never really heard before. Headed by her majesties Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, it handed the mic over to talented women, LGBTQ people, and people of color who weren't getting the mainstream attention they deserved.

2 Dope Queens skyrocketed to success almost instantly, selling out shows to adoring fans. Last week, the new monarchy of inclusive comedy reached another landmark milestone yet: They brought their court of dope, diverse comedic nobility to HBO with four hour-long weekly specials. Read more...

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