How do you end a highly successful podcast (turned HBO special) in a major way? If you’re Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson of WNYC Studios’ 2 Dope Queens, you interview the dopest queen around, our forever first lady turned soon-to-be bestselling author Michelle Obama.
Black comediennes have a special place in my heart. From Whoopi Goldberg and Mo’Nique to Tiffany Haddish and every other melanin-heavy sista onstage, there’s incredible depth and a tooth-and-nail fight in how they got to where they are. It’s inspiring, to say the least.
There are literally too many things to go to in the fall. During that season in New York City, every charity group, institution, media company and rando (including The Root) throws a ball, gala or fancy party of some kind. Our own shindig, The Root 100, goes down Nov. 9.
First black Hermione, and now this.
No, this is not about Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen. It’s about Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson. You’ve probably heard of the hit podcast 2 Dope Queens, where the two comedians rehash their lives, current events and pop culture.