Fridays in February are shaping up to be funny! Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, the hilarious comedians behind one of the most popular podcasts on the worldwide interweb, are bringing their unique humor to TV screens across America with a four-part series of 2 Dope Queens specials on HBO.
Each of the four, hour-long specials are directed by Tig Notaro and taped in front of a live audience at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. The show debuts at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Feb. 2, when Williams and Robinson will welcome Jon Stewart, Michelle Buteau, Mark Normand and Baron Vaughn to join in on the fun during an episode entitled, “New York.”
“Hair” (premiering Feb. 9) will feature Aparna Nancherla, Rhea Butcher and Sheng Wang, along with Sarah Jessica Parker who will get a break down of black hairstyles from Williams and Robinson. “Hot Peen” – featuring Tituss Burgess, John Early, Jackie Kashian and Kevin Barnett – will debut on Feb. 16 and the series will conclude with guests Uzo Aduba, Naomi Ekperigin, Al Jackson and Gary Gulman for “Black Nerds” on Feb. 23.
Along with being the hosts of the 2 Dope Queens podcast, Williams and Robinson both have extensively impressive resumes. Williams has appeared in such projects as The Incredible Jessica James, People Places Things, The Daily Show and more. Robinson is the bestselling author of You Can’t Touch My Hair (And Other Things I still Have to Explain) and she also wrote for the final season of Portlandia.
Tune into HBO on Feb. 2 to watch the premiere of 2 Dope Queens and click here to listen to the latest episodes of the podcast that inspired the specials. Check out the teaser trailer below.