2 DOPE QUEENS (JESSICA WILLIAMS & PHOEBE ROBINSON) SET TO RETURN TO KINGS THEATRE DECEMBER 4-5
TO TAPE EPISODES FOR THEIR 2ND SEASON ON HBO!
Brooklyn, NY: We are proud to announce 2 DOPE QUEENS return to Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, December 4-5, to record the episodes for their 2nd season on HBO. Tickets are on sale Friday at 10am through Ticketmaster and the Kings Theatre box office.
The hit comedy podcast 2 Dope Queens, featuring Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson
debuted in April 2016 and has since thrived as a weekly standup and storytelling podcast featuring the hosts’ friends and favorite comedians, talking about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York and Billy Joel.
So much did it thrive, that HBO took note and launched a series for the duo, which aired last February. Taped at the gorgeous Kings Theatre and directed by Tig Notaro, the on-stage goings-on in front of a packed out Brooklyn audience birthed 4 hour-long episodes worth of Jessica and Phoebe’s special brand of hang and featured guests such as Tituss Burgess, Sarah Jessica Parker, Uzo Aduba and Jon Stewart. The upcoming December 2018 dates back at the Kings Theatre will bring us a second series of 2 Dope Queens on HBO, set to premiere in 2019.
2 Dope Queens is WNYC Studios first comedy podcast. For the first 7 days after its 2016 debut, it enjoyed the top spot on the iTunes podcast charts. Subsequent proceedings over the past few years have featured notable guests such as Queen Latifah, Jon Hamm, Iliza Shlesinger, LeVar Burton, Naomi Ekperigin, Vanessa Bayer, Marc Maron, Fred Armisen and many others stopping by to tell their stories. Episodes sport titles such as Hot Pickles, Sleepover Accidents, Ass Wednesday, Carrie Brownstein’s First Date and Vagina Dentata. Don’t ask, just listen.
Jessica Williams’ credits include such films as the critically acclaimed “The Incredible Jessica James” and “People Places Things,” the TV series “The Daily Show” and HBO’s “Girls,” and the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe.
Phoebe Robinson has appeared on such TV shows as “I Love Dick,” “Broad City” and “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” and is the author of the New York Times bestselling book “You Can’t Touch My Hair (And Other Things I Still Have to Explain).”
About Kings Theatre
The historic Kings Theatre reopened its doors in 2015 as one of New York’s premiere performing arts venues. Providing a destination for large-scale popular entertainment and serving as a resource for local arts groups and community organizations, the City-owned Theatre is a cultural and economic cornerstone of the Flatbush community and a major fixture to Brooklyn’s vibrant cultural landscape. The Kings Theatre was originally designed by Rapp & Rapp in 1929 and was one of the five Loew’s ‘Wonder Theatres’ built in New York and New Jersey during that period. Featuring high curved ceilings, ornate plaster walls, wood paneling, and a glazed terra-cotta ornamental façade, the classic 20th-century movie palace was inspired by the French Renaissance Revival style of the Palace of Versailles and the Paris Opera House. The redevelopment project both revived the historic
structure’s original splendor and transformed the Theatre into a state-of-the-art facility with over 3,000 seats—the largest of its kind in Brooklyn. The Theatre was selected as a recipient of the 2014 New York State Historic Preservation Award for excellence in preservation and revitalization, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. Kings Theatre is currently operated by The Ambassador Theatre Group. Follow kingstheatrebklyn on Facebook / @kingsbklyn on Twitter & Instagram for announcements and updates!
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