2 Dope Queens: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
2 Dope Queens

Critics Consensus

The chemistry between Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams dispels any doubts about giving a podcast a prime-time slot.



Critic Ratings: 17


Audience Score

User Ratings: 31
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Air date: Feb 2, 2018
Air date: Feb 9, 2018
Air date: Feb 16, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018

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Critic Reviews for 2 Dope Queens Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

With "2 Dope Queens," Williams and Robinson have found a formula that works very well for them - and it just might work out for everyone else, too.

Feb 5, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

In the four stand-up shows, the duo candidly banter onstage, which makes for effective commentary, particularly about race.

Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

We rarely see hosting partnerships that are true partnerships. The late-night talk format could use some shaking up, and the best way to shake it up on a more regular basis might be to send in the Queens.

Feb 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Ms. Williams and Ms. Robinson share an obvious comfort with each other and a confidence in their ability as performers. As a result, the show feels both spontaneous and polished like a ruby.

Feb 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Podcast turned late-night comedy show brings big laughs.

Feb 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

2 Dope Queens goes to show that taking podcasts to the next level might not be so hard after all.

Feb 7, 2018 | Full Review…

They're two hilarious, raunchy, unapologetic and geeky blerds (black nerds) who are guaranteed to have you in tears by the end of the first episode.

Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Moving their podcast to a giant Brooklyn Theatre isn't backed up much by writing or production.

Feb 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Williams and Robinson's comedic banter reigns supreme.

Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Their specials, filmed at the historic Kings Theater in Brooklyn and directed by Tig Notaro, bring the live show to the masses who haven't been lucky enough to attend tapings in person.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

... a dual dynamic not seen much on TV since the self-imposed retirement of Key & Peele.

Feb 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Although it's always fun to watch Williams and Robinson banter back and forth, it's their big interviews that make the strongest case for Queens to make the jump to the small screen.

Feb 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 2 Dope Queens: Season 1

  • Feb 26, 2019
    Not the reg HBO kol. Its bad.
  • Feb 13, 2019
    They're not funny but think they're hilarious. They mega "woke" but deep as a kiddy pool. Vain, lotsa attitude, and delusional. It says something about journalistic out of touch agenda when professional reviewers give it 94% and audience 50%.
  • Dec 14, 2018
    They should rename it 2 Dope Heads, horrible, I cannot believe this is what passes for comedy, if HBO wasnt a leftist circle jerk these women would never of had a special, the only thing special about them to Hbo was the fact that they were black and female so hbo got to check off their black friend box this year.
  • Mar 05, 2018
    I love these two woman as comedians, but in this show I was bored and often confused. I felt like watching two tipsy people who know each other laugh at a bunch of inside jokes and ignore that there's an audience that might want a bit of effort to the writing. And Jessica, please stop saying "dragging me" 20x an episode. It's making my eye twitch. I love this gals and I love stand up comedy. But I feel this particular effort needed a bit more structure. Too much playful on stage anarchy left me a bit confused and bored.
  • Feb 19, 2018
    Hilarious, irreverent, good comedy and a refreshing take.
  • Feb 13, 2018
    not very funny - lots of attitude, but mostly the guests are the ones bringing whatever laughs there are

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