2 Dope Queens, the popular podcast from comedians Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, is heading to HBO. Robinson shared the news in a tweet that the pair will work with HBO to create four hour-long specials based on the work they’ve done with their podcast already.
Jessica Williams, 16, was at a birthday celebration for her late cousin who was killed in 2012. After an altercation at the event, allegedly over a parking space, four people were shot and two of them died from their wounds.
According to DNA Info, Williams, who was heading into her sophomore year at Chicago Vocational Career Academy, reportedly began to have an asthma attack after running from the fatal shooting. She later died from the attack.
Jessica Williams joined Comedy Central’s The Daily Show in 2012 as the youngest person to do so at only 22 years old. After quickly becoming a fan favorite correspondent over the past four years, Williams has announced her departure from the show.
I recently wrote a list of 10 wonderful podcasts that are mostly hosted by black people and speak about a number of topics from a black perspective. After it went live, I was put on to plenty more worth checking out, so expect another post in the near future. One of the additions to that next list will likely be a podcast called “2 Dope Queens.”
Donning full body armor under a bikini (a ‘McKini’), Williams makes a point about the absurdity of what happened in McKinney. Williams goes on to say, “It’s progress, because a cop pulled a gun on a group of Black kids and nobody is dead.”
The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams suggests that black residents in Ferguson create the Fined Enough Already (F.E.A) Party.