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HBO Picks Up ‘2 Dope Queens’ for New Comedy Specials

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HBO is making room for 2 Dope Queens on it’s television roster. The popular comedy podcast, helmed by actress/comedians Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, will be adapted into four hour-long specials for the cable giant.

The 2 Dope Queens podcast, featuring stand-up performances from guest comedians and funny confessional conversations between the …Dope hosts and their guests, debuted last year on public radio station WNYC. The subjects range from stories about sex and race, to random riffs on any personal experiences Williams and Robinson want to share.

“Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson prove you can be hilarious and socially conscious at the same time,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys said in a statement. “We are looking forward to bringing these very funny, talented women and their unique points of view to the HBO audience.”

Williams made her mark as a correspondent on The Daily Show and stars in the new Netflix film The Incredible Jessica James. Her co-host, Phoebe is perhaps best known for her book You Can’t Touch My Hair and recently appeared in an episode of Amazon’s I Love Dick.

2 Dope Queens and HBO going half on a TV baby? A dream come true!” Robinson said in a statement.

The airdates for the HBO specials have not yet been announced. New podcast episodes for 2 Dope Queens air every Tuesday on WNYC.

Click here to listen to one of the Dope podcasts. 


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