2 Dope Queens: Season 1 Reviews

June 11, 2018
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.
March 27, 2018
Podcast turned late-night comedy show brings big laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2018
2 Dope Queens goes to show that taking podcasts to the next level might not be so hard after all.
February 5, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 5, 2018
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.
February 5, 2018
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.
February 2, 2018
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.
February 2, 2018
... a dual dynamic not seen much on TV since the self-imposed retirement of Key & Peele.
February 2, 2018
Moving their podcast to a giant Brooklyn Theatre isn't backed up much by writing or production.
February 2, 2018
Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson are undoubtedly two of the most interesting, compelling voices in the industry at the moment, and giving them an on-camera platform is the best move HBO could have made.
February 1, 2018
Not everyone who does a podcast is ready for prime time but, in the case of Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, they're not only ready, they deserve an actual prime-time slot on HBO and immediate extension beyond the four episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 1, 2018
Witnessing the chemistry between 2 Dope Queens hosts Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, it's hard to imagine that this partnership kicked off just a few years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 1, 2018
Network money gives them a fancy set - a rooftop overlooking the New York skyline - a wig and wardrobe budget and a big, elegant space in which to play, the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, with no loss of the original's scrappy delightfulness.
January 23, 2018
2 Dope Queens plays as nothing less than an extended audition for a talk show or comedy showcase that you're going to be upset isn't airing weekly, or even nightly, in perpetuity.