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HBO’s ‘2 Dope Queens’ Sets Its Premiere Date!

Hollywood, Hollywood News

The hit comedy podcast 2 DOPE QUEENS, featuring Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, comes to HBO in February as a series of four themed hour-long specials. Directed by Tig Notaro (“One Mississippi”), the show debuts FRIDAY, FEB. 2 (11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by three more editions subsequent Fridays at the same time. Guests include Uzo Aduba (“Orange Is the New Black”), Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Sarah Jessica Parker (HBO’s “Divorce” and “Sex and the City”) and Jon Stewart (“The Daily Show”).

            Taped before a live audience at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, the show features these fun, fearless queens dishing on Cocoa Khaleesis, dating white baes, sex, New York living, which borough has the best pizza and so much more, as well as showcasing some of the ladies’ favorite stand-up comedians.

            The show will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, and HBO on Demand and affiliate portals.

            The four themed episodes are:

            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.

Jessica Williams’ credits include such films as the critically acclaimed “The Incredible Jessica James” and “People Places Things,” in addition to “The Daily Show” and the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe. She is also set to star and executive produce a comedy series, to be co-written with James Strouse, who directed her in “Jessica James” and “People Places Things.”

Phoebe Robinson is a New York Times bestselling author of “You Can’t Touch My Hair (And Other Things I Still Have to Explain)” and has appeared on such TV shows as “Broad City,” “Search Party” and “Conan.” She wrote for the upcoming final season of “Portlandia,” and makes her film debut this summer in “Ibiza.”

2 DOPE QUEENS is executive produced by Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams, Amy Aniobi, Carrie Byalick, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen Turner, David Martin and Chenoa Estrada; executive producers for A24 include Ravi Nandan and John Hodges.

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