Phoebe Robinson (September 28, 1984) is an American comedian, writer, and actress based in New York City.
- It needs to be a team effort and until straight dudes are expected to roll up their sleeves and get to work…I’m over being asked about what men need to do.
- On her role in a comic industry still leaning towards Caucasian males in “Wild oversharing comic Phoebe Robinson: 'I do dumb things. That's who I am!'” in The Guardian (2019 Aug 12)
- The language in a casting call is like, "all-American" is white. "Beautiful but doesn't know it" is white. And then usually it'll be like "open to all ethnicities" is when you know that that is a role that they can envision someone not white doing it. But it's like, all the roles should be open to ethnicity. Do you know what I mean?...
- On casting calls for minorities in “Phoebe Robinson: There's No Excuse For The Lack Of Diversity In Comedy” in NPR (2018 Oct 15)
- …We carry ourselves different — maybe we tell our jokes in a different way or a different style — and we were beating ourselves up in allowing that patriarchal energy to affect our self-esteem. And then I was like, "Yeah, I'm good at this job."
- On how female comedians might initially doubt themselves in “Phoebe Robinson: There's No Excuse For The Lack Of Diversity In Comedy” in NPR (2018 Oct 15)
- This show will hit that sweet spot between educational and charmingly ignorant,” Robinson said in a statement. “Who doesn’t love that? Well, all older black people who struggled and marched for my rights. But besides that, everyone else does!
- On her show 2 Dope Queens in “Comedy Central Orders Phoebe Robinson Interview Show to Series” in The Wrap (2019 Aug 14)