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Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 4:11PM EDT
HBO orders four more 2 Dope Queen specials
The new batch of specials based on Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson’s podcast will debut in 2019.
Posted Saturday 2/03/18 at 12:50AM EST
HBO’s 2 Dope Queens makes a convincing case for the two-person talk show
Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson’s four-episode TV adaptation of their popular podcast, directed by Tig Notaro, works especially well because there are two of them, says Jen Chaney. “Anyone who listens to podcasts — or, for that matter, anyone who used to watch old ’70s variety shows like Sonny and Cher — knows there’s something special about watching a program co-hosted by two people who really know how to catch each other’s passes,” says Chaney. “Yet most late-night shows are solo acts with the occasional sidekick or bandleader who acts as a sounding board for jokes. We rarely see hosting partnerships that are true partnerships. The late-night talk format could use some shaking up, and the best way to shake it up on a more regular basis might be to send in the Queens.” ALSO: How do Williams and Robinson keep their show spontaneous when they spend so much time together? And when was the first time they struck comedy gold together?
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson’s 2 Dope Queens HBO comedy series will be like their podcast, but “with makeup and wig budget”
Former Daily Show correspondent Williams says HBO was “like, ‘We just want you guys to do the podcast.’ They honored our voice and gave us freedom.”
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 2:48PM EST
Jessica Williams and 2 Dope Queens podcast partner Phoebe Robinson are coming to HBO in February — with Jon Stewart
HBO's four 2 Dope Queens specials, based on the podcast of the same name, will kick off with a reunion of Williams and her former Daily Show boss Stewart on Feb. 2. Sarah Jessica Parker, Tituss Burgess and Uzo Aduba will appear in the following weeks. Tig Notaro directed all four episodes, which were taped in front of a live audience in Brooklyn.