HBO has ordered a second series of 2 Dope Queen specials featuring Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson

The special is based on their hit comedy WNYC podcast, and four new hour-long specials are slated to premiere in 2019.  Their first series of specials debuted last February.

2 Dope Queens podcast was launched in 2016and is a weekly stand-up and storytelling podcast in which the comedic duo discuss sex, romance, race, hair, New York and Billy Joel with their friends and favorite comedians.

In addition to 2 Dope Queens, Williams is also known for her work as a senior correspondent at The Daily Show and more recently, her acclaimed turn in the Netflix comedy The Incredible Jessica James.  She will be seen next as Professor Eulalie “Lally” Hicks in J.K. Rowling’s upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and recently wrapped production on Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart and Patrick Brice’s Corporate Animals.

Robinson is a is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress who has appeared in several television shows such as NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, Last Call with Carson Daly, ConanBroad CityThe Nightly Show with Larry WilmoreTotally Biased with W. Kamau BellBig Morning Buzz Live@midnight with Chris Hardwick and more.  She starred in a recurring role on Jill Soloway’s latest Amazon series I Love Dick.  In addition to her numerous television credits, Robinson created and starred in Refinery29’s web series Woke Bae and is currently developing a new series for Amazon with writer Amy Aniobi (Insecure) and Jill Soloway (Transparent) titled Homecoming Queen.  Robinson is also the author of the New York Times bestseller You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain.  Her next book titled Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay, will be released on October 16th.



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