Phoebe Robinson is very funny, very talented, and very busy. The actress/writer/comic has two podcasts (2 Dope Queenswith co-host Jessica Williams and Sooo Many White Guys), a book under her belt (the very hilarious You Can鈥檛 Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain), an upcoming Twitter and TV show, plus (what we imagine to be) a time-consuming one-sided love affair with Jon Hamm. We caught up with Robinson at Colossal Clusterfest to chat about her hidden talents, upcoming projects, and her simple trick for dealing with online trolls. Check out all the dopeness that followed.

Brit + Co: What inspires you/where do you get your creative inspiration?

Phoebe Robinson: So many things inspire me. Comedy. I also watch a lot of drama that inspires me. I really just kind of look at the world and see, 鈥淥h, that鈥檚 a weird thing, maybe I鈥檒l talk about that.鈥 I feel like when I was growing up, there were tons of shows like Moesha and Living Single about black culture, and I kind of miss that. So with my comedy and the work that I do, I just wanted to recreate that and show this slice of life that鈥檚 not everywhere. Now with Atlanta and Insecure, it really feels like we鈥檙e in another wave of showing different stories than what we鈥檝e seen in the past decade.

Then there are people like鈥 I was always a huge fan of Patrice O鈥橬eal 鈥 he鈥檚 one of my favorite stand-ups of all time. Wanda Sykes. I鈥檓 also inspired by my friends. I love Broad City. I went to the screening last night, and the new episode for this season was so great. I get really inspired by my girlfriends and what they do, and it helps me push forward and do my own stuff.

B+C: You鈥檝e got your book, your podcasts, and now an upcoming Twitter live show. Can you talk a little about that?

PR: It鈥檚 called #WhatsHappening. It鈥檚 gonna be a live show, 30 minutes, Monday through Friday. It鈥檚 just going to be me walking everyone through what happened on Twitter [that day] in entertainment, sports, politics, fashion. I鈥檓 really excited. It鈥檚 kind of weird to do a live show on Twitter because it鈥檚 literally broadcast to the world. But I think it鈥檚 going to be a really cool way to have that access with the audience and also talk about things, because we are on such a 24-hour news cycle. I think a live show on Twitter recapping everything 鈥 since so much happens on Twitter to begin with 鈥 makes so much sense. We鈥檒l just cobble everything together from Twitter, and here you go, and now you can go off to bed or whatever.

B+C: How are you going to choose what topics to cover?

PR: It鈥檚 gonna be what鈥檚 trending. We鈥檙e also going to have a crack writers team and research staff that鈥檚 going to help compile stuff throughout the day. So it鈥檚 just going to be a lot of me on my phone looking at stuff and being like, what tickles my fancy? It鈥檚 going to be a mix of what I like and what鈥檚 happening. Like Donald Trump tweeting that non-word鈥 that鈥檚 definitely something we鈥檇 talk about.

B+C: How do you deal with trolls?

PR: I block. Because I don鈥檛 want to write back and then that person screenshots it, and it becomes a thing. So I just block immediately.

I know that Jess [Williams] and I get trolls, and it鈥檚 literally just because they鈥檙e mad that two black girls have a podcast. You get a lot of angry dudes. I鈥檓 just like, I鈥檓 not even gonna waste my time; you鈥檙e just mad at the world. So I do a lot of blocking. I鈥檒l screenshot what the person said, and I鈥檒l send it to Jess, and we鈥檒l make fun of the person amongst ourselves. And then I just block.

What would you tell your 18-year-old self?

PR: I was such a loser. I would be like, 鈥淗ey, don鈥檛 freak out. You鈥檙e gonna lose your virginity鈥 in six years! It鈥檚 a really long time, but it鈥檚 coming.鈥 I would also say, 鈥淓verything is going to be okay.鈥 I鈥檝e been doing comedy almost 10 years, and it took a really long time to get to this point where I鈥檓 actually making a living doing it. So I鈥檇 be like, don鈥檛 worry as much about being horribly, horribly broke and doing shows for five people 鈥 that will not be your forever situation. I think I would also say, 鈥淏e less hard on yourself,鈥 because I鈥檓 really hard on myself. And I鈥檓 a workaholic. So I鈥檇 be like, 鈥淚t鈥檚 okay to enjoy things and relax a little bit.鈥

And also, 鈥淵ou鈥檙e going to watch a show called Mad Men, starring Jon Hamm. And you will then fall in love with him when you meet him in 2016. And it鈥檚 going to be one-sided, and that鈥檚 gonna to be okay. [laughs] Just accept it. He鈥檚 not going to be in love with you, and that鈥檚 okay.鈥

B+C: Do you have any hidden talents?

PR: No. [laughs] Everyone who does comedy, this is our first and only resort. There鈥檚 never a comedian who is also a opera singer. All we have is personality. But I wish. I wish I had a hidden talent, like I could speak a different language. I can鈥檛 even cook that well.

I used to play the triangle. No offense to any professional triangle players, but anyone can be good at that instrument. It鈥檚 kind of fail-proof.

B+C: What else are you working on? Are there any upcoming projects you鈥檙e really excited about?

PR: I鈥檓 working on a second book because I鈥檓 crazy. So I鈥檓 really excited about that. It鈥檚 gonna be another essay collection. I鈥檓 going to start writing that this month.

I鈥檓 developing a show with Amazon, a half-hour comedy for me to star in with my good friend Amy Aniobi, who is a writer and producer on Insecure, and the show will be co-EPed by Ilana Glazer and Jill Soloway. So it鈥檚 a really kind of powerhouse union of ladies.

Season four of 2 Dope Queens, we鈥檙e gonna start back taping at Bonnaroo. And then Sooo Many White Guys 鈥 I want that to come back soon, but I don鈥檛 know when I鈥檓 going to be around to do it.

B+C: You also covered the Oscars Vanity Fair Party this year. How was that?

PR: I did the after Oscars live stream, which was fun. It actually wasn鈥檛 that crazy. It was a lot of underweight actresses being like, 鈥淚鈥檓 hungry!鈥 I鈥檓 like, 鈥淒ude, just be a size 10 like me.鈥 It is fine. I have rolls. Who cares.

It was super cool. I saw Ricky Martin, and we made eye contact. He was my childhood crush. I saw Halle Berry, and she鈥檚 prettier in person than even on TV, so you鈥檙e like, that鈥檚 cool, thanks for that. Andrew Garfield was really cute. I talked to Lin-Manuel Miranda for three seconds; he was delightful. I met Trevante from Moonlight, and I was like, you鈥檙e so beautiful. His teeth are so white that I鈥檓 like, is this for real. It was pretty chill. Everyone was really nice.

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