Serial Optimist called NYC-based stand up-comedian and writer Phoebe Robinson “brilliant and able to critique some really complex concepts in a sentence or two. Bask in it, people.” Which is precisely what Flavorwire is trying to get people to do when it recently listed her as one of the “25 Female Comedians Everyone Should Know.”

Since she began comedy in 2008, she has appeared on Comedy Central’s Broad City and FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and is currently a writer for MTV’s Girl Code. Phoebe has also written on the VH1 pilot Chateau Buteau, was a panelist on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz, has been featured on several talking head shows for Pivot TV, VH1, and the TV Guide Channel and was a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity Competition.

When not working on television projects, she’s a writer and contributes to the New York Times as well as Time Out NY, the NY Post, and Bitch Magazine.

You can catch her at 9 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month at UCB East hosting Blaria LIVE!, the show that spawned from her popular and Huffington Post-approved blog Blaria – aka Black Daria.

Twitter: @PRobinsonComedy

What I'm Listening To: 

Haim, Janelle Monae, Prince, Fleetwood Mac.

What I'm Watching: 

True Detective, Parks & Recreation, Looking, Scandal, The Americans, Louie, Broad City.

What I'm Reading: 

David Sedaris' Naked, Jim Gaffigan's Fat Dad.