Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress who is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit WNYC Studios podcast 2 Dope Queens, which was turned into four one-hour, critically-acclaimed HBO specials. This event will be a stand-up style exploration of her sophomore book, Everything is Trash, But It’s Okay.
All ticket purchases (except Student/U25) include a copy of Everything is Trash, But It’s Okay.
Wouldn’t it be great if life came with an instruction manual? Of course, but like access to Michael B. Jordan’s house, none of us are getting any. Thankfully, Phoebe Robinson is ready to share everything she’s experienced in hopes that if you can laugh at her topsy-turvy life, you can laugh at your own.
Written in her trademark unfiltered and singularly witty style, Robinson’s latest essay collection, Everything is Trash, But It’s Okay, is a call to arms. She tackles a wide range of topics, such as giving feminism a tough love talk in hopes it can become more intersectional; telling society’s beauty standards to kick rocks; and how being a workaholic with a #NoDaysOff mentality is cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!
Robinson also gets personal, exploring debt she has hidden from her parents, how dating is mainly a warmed-over bowl of hot mess, and maybe most importantly, meeting Bono not once, but twice. She’s struggled with being a woman with a political mind and a woman with an ever-changing jean size. She knows about trash not only because she sees it every day, but also because she’s seen about one hundred thousand hours of reality TV and zero hours of Schindler’s List. Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay is a candid perspective for a generation that has had the rug pulled out from under it too many times to count, as well as an intimate conversation with a new best friend.
Robinson is the New York Times best-selling author of You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain. Robinson has gone on to be a staff writer for the final season of Portlandia, act in TBS’s Search Party, host another critically-acclaimed podcast for WNYC Studios entitled Sooo Many White Guys, and made her film debut in the Netflix summer comedy Ibiza. Her sophomore book, Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay, will be published by Dutton on October 16, 2018.