Heads up, Broad City fans: I've got a reading recommendation from your favorite funny ladies. In an all-new skit, Abbi and Ilana promote Phoebe Robinson's new book, You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain, out this fall from Penguin USA.
A writer, comedian, and actress, Robinson co-hosts 2 Dope Queens with Jessica Williams, and is also the creator of the Sooo Many White Guys podcast. She has appeared on Last Comic Standing and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Robinson's writing has appeared in The New York Times, bitch, and The New York Post. You Can't Touch My Hair is her first book.
In their promotional video, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer "read parts of [their] favorite, most relateable essay" from Robinson's book: "How to Avoid Being the Black Friend." As you might expect, things don't go according to plan. When Robinson appears to drive home the Broad City stars' awkward realization that they are not, in fact, "the best fit to represent that particular essay," Abbi and Ilana wind down their skit with the concession that maybe they should have read the chapter on Michael Fassbender's penis instead.
Phoebe Robinson's new book, You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain, is available for pre-order now. Pick it up from your favorite retailer on October 4.