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 36)
Bedford, Ohio, United States
  • Stand-up
  • television
  • podcast
Alma materPratt Institute
  • 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. Her brother, Phil Robinson, is a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. 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 others. Her blog, Blaria (named for "Black Daria"), has been featured in the Huffington Post,[2] and Robinson has regularly performed a live version of, 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 HBO series, 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. 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 first book You Can't Touch My Hair (And Other Things I Still Have to Explain) debuted on October 4, 2016.[13] Her second book, Everything's Trash, but It's Okay [14] was released on October 16, 2018. She had a supporting role in the 2018 comedy Ibiza.

In August 2019, it was announced that she will star in and executive produce an interview show on Comedy Central. It will be the first project from her production company, Tiny Reparations.[15] Robinson lives and performs in Brooklyn, New York.[16]



Year Title Role Notes
2017 In Case of Emergency Charlene
2018 Ibiza Leah
2019 What Men Want Ciarra
2020 Becoming Herself Documentary film


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Broad City Shenae Episode: "What a Wonderful World"
2016 Netflix Presents: The Characters Phoebe Episode: "Natasha Rothwell"
2016–2017 I Love Dick Suki 7 episodes
2017 Search Party Emily 2 episodes
2018–2019 2 Dope Queens (HBO) Herself 8 episodes
2020 RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race Herself / Contestant Episode: "Dragzilla"


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Woke Bae Herself 6 episodes
2020 Dear Class of 2020 Herself

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Role Ref.
2018 "Girls Like You" (Original, Volume 2 and Vertical Video versions) Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B Herself (cameo) [17][18][19]
"Crushin' It" The Slay Team Global Gladiator [20]


  1. ^ McIntyre, Michael. "Comedian Phoebe Robinson, Northeast Ohio native, gets her big chance on late-night TV Thursday". Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "25 Female Comedians Everyone Should Know". Flavorwire. February 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "'Daily Show' star Jessica Williams and 'Blaria' creator Phoebe Robinson bring Brooklyn to D.C.'s Bentzen Ball". The Washington Post. October 1, 2015.
  4. ^ "About". Phoebe Robinson.
  5. ^ "Phoebe Robinson". SF Sketchfest.
  6. ^ Finley, Taryn (September 28, 2015). "Jessica Williams And Phoebe Robinson Want Comedy To Stop Ignoring Black Women". The Huffington Post.
  7. ^ "The 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015". Vulture. March 30, 2015.
  8. ^ "Jessica Williams, Phoebe Robinson Debut New Podcast, '2 Dope Queens'". Essence. April 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "The Greatest Jokes Ever Told". Esquire. May 28, 2015.
  10. ^ "The 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn". Brooklyn Magazine. May 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "Let's Intro This Bad Boy". WNYC.
  12. ^ "Phoebe Robinson's New Podcast 'Sooo Many White Guys' Will Be Your New Summer Obsession". Bustle.
  13. ^ You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson |
  14. ^ "Everything's Trash, But It's Okay by Phoebe Robinson |". Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  15. ^ "'2 Dope Queens' Star Phoebe Robinson Lands Comedy Central Interview Show". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  16. ^ "About Blaria". Blaria.
  17. ^ Amatulli, Jenna. "Maroon 5, Cardi B's 'Girls Like You' Video Is a Star-Studded Dance Party". HuffPost. Archived from the original on May 31, 2018. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  18. ^ Glicksman, Josh (October 16, 2018). "Maroon 5 Releases New Version of 'Girls Like You' Music Video: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  19. ^ "Maroon 5 – Girls Like You (Vertical Video) featuring Cardi B". Spotify.
  20. ^ Hoggatt, Aja (May 24, 2018). "Elizabeth Banks, Cecily Strong and more are 'Crushin' It' in new music video". EW. Retrieved September 23, 2019.

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