Phoebe Robinson: Sorry, Harriet Tubman
Assembly George Square (Studio Three)
12th – 25th August
Star of hit podcast turned TV show 2 Dope Queens, best-selling author, actress and comedian Phoebe Robinson makes her UK stand-up debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August, with Sorry, Harriet Tubman.
Phoebe Robinson, like many black Americans, has a life that is light years away from her ancestors had to endure, and that’s in part, because of American heroes like escaped slave and freedom fighter Harriet Tubman. What Phoebe has done with freedom has mostly been… trash. From being a failed wannabe activist to using a food delivery app to pick up the morning after pill because she didn’t feel like getting out bed, she analyzes all the ways she has not lived up to the legacy of Harriet Tubman.
Phoebe Robinson is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit podcast turned TV show 2 Dope Queens, which aired eight hour-long specials on HBO in February 2018 & 2019. She has interviewed the likes of Jon Stewart, Tig Notaro, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Jessica Parker and Michelle Obama. Phoebe’s second WNYC Studios podcast, the critically-acclaimed talk show Sooo Many White Guys features interviews with stars such as Tom Hanks, Abbi Jacobson, Tyra Banks and Hannibal Buress.
Phoebe is also the author of The New York Times best seller You Can’t Touch My Hair (& Other Things I Still Have To Explain), a collection of essays about race, gender and pop culture and her second book, Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay was released last Autumn.
Phoebe made her feature film debut as one of the stars of the Netflix comedy Ibiza and followed that up by acting alongside Taraji P. Henson in the Paramount film What Men Want. She was also a staff writer on MTV’s hit talking head show, Girl Code and IFC’s Portlandia, as well as consultant on season three of Broad City. She has also been seen as a guest on the likes of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Conan, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel, Live.