2 Dope Queens’ Phoebe Robinson on President Oprah and the “peak white guy” she wants to meet

As one half of comedy’s 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson has spent the past two years working toward leveling the podcast playing field for comedians who aren’t white dudes. Alongside former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams, Robinson invites women, queer comedians, and people of color to guest on the show,…

On the ground at Sam Bee’s Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner

As a game of sorts on the red carpet for Samantha Bee’s Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner, I decided to pose a question to some of the attendees: What are their accomplishments, great or otherwise, in Trump’s first 100 days? Robin Thede, formerly of The Nightly Show, had a professional triumph to tout, noting…

Before leaving The Daily Show, Jessica Williams tries to reason with Bernie supporters

Jessica Williams wrapped up her four-year stint on The Daily Show last night with a hilarious yet infuriating field piece that was true to form. Williams joined the nightly fake-news show in February 2012, when she and fellow TDS alum Samantha Bee followed President Barack Obama’s final campaign. So it was…

Jessica Williams is saying goodbye to The Daily Show to work on her own series

After Thursday, Jessica Williams will be done with The Daily Show. Entertainment Weekly broke the news, including the fact that she’s not decamping for another network. Williams is instead moving on to write, produce, and star in her own half-hour Comedy Central pilot. Per its log line, the show will follow “a…

Chicago, 2 Dope Queens say sorry for missing out on our comedy festival

Yesterday, we were feeling a little down when we had to deliver the decidedly un-dope news that 2 Dope Queens—along with Big Terrific—would have to cancel their upcoming Chicago shows, part of our 3rd Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival next week. The good news is that all tickets for both of their sold-out sets will…

Inside Amy Schumer aims for thoughtful reflection, misses

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It’s the recurring question of this season: Has Amy Schumer lost touch with her viewers, and can Inside Amy Schumer succeed if she has? The opening sketch of “Madame President” finds common ground between celebrity and audience—paradoxically, in reviling the muckrakers who feed off the public’s appetite for celebrity…

Jessica Williams removes herself from the list of future Daily Show hosts

Sorry, Williamaniacs, but Jessica Williams doesn’t want to replace Jon Stewart as the new host of The Daily Show. Because it is the Internet, the Internet has been speculating about who will replace Stewart since he announced his retirement last week, with Williams’ name at the top of many armchair executives’ lists.…

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 predicts Jessica Williams will take over The Daily Show

Not that we really ought to be taking Hot Tub Time Machine 2’s word on anything, but according to Uproxx it does make a prediction on who will fill Jon Stewart’s giggly, sardonic shoes when he leaves The Daily Show anchor’s desk later this year. According to the movie, the show will soon be known as The Daily Show…

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