Phoebe Robinson

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Phoebe Robinson
Phoebe Robinson 2016.jpg
Robinson at the 2016 Texas Book Festival
Born (1984-09-28) September 28, 1984 (age 33)
United States
Medium Stand-up, television, podcast, actress
Nationality  United States
Genres Race, gender, popular culture

Phoebe Robinson (born September 28, 1984) is an American comedian, writer, and actress based in New York City.

Early life and education[edit]

Robinson grew up in Bedford Heights and Solon, Ohio. She attended high school at Gilmour Academy. In 2002, Robinson went to college at Pratt Institute in New York City where she studied screenwriting.[1]


Robinson was a staff writer for MTV's Girl Code and a consultant on Season Three of Broad City. She is a regular contributor to Glamour, and has been published in the New York Times, Bitch, Vanity Fair, and many other venues. Her blog, Blaria (named for "Black Daria"), has been featured in the Huffington Post,[2] and Robinson has regularly performed a live version, Blaria Live, in Brooklyn and Washington D.C.[3] With Jessica Williams, she is the creator and co-host of the 2 Dope Queens podcast, and she created and starred in Refinery29's web series Woke Bae.[4]

She has made numerous television appearances, including on NBC's Last Comic Standing, the Today show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Last Call with Carson Daly, Comedy Central's Broad City, @midnight, and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, FX's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live, and others. She has been named by Vulture, Essence, Esquire, Flavorwire, Brooklyn Magazine, and SF Sketchfest as a comedian to watch.[2][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Her solo podcast, Sooo Many White Guys, premiered on July 12, 2016, and will continue through the summer. As a response to the predominance of white males in comedy, the podcast features women, people of color, and LGBTQ people. Ilana Glazer of Broad City serves as an executive producer.[11][12]

Her book You Can't Touch My Hair (And Other Things I Still Have to Explain) debuted on October 4, 2016.[13] She had a supporting role in the 2018 comedy Ibiza.

Robinson lives and performs in Brooklyn, New York.[14]


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