Robin Thede talks hella fast. She riffs and laughs a lot, too—about herself, pop culture and the dizzying news cycle. That’s just what she does, and everybody really needs a good laugh right now. Luckily she’ll be providing plenty on BET’s The Rundown With Robin Thede on Thursday nights. “I purposely put my name in the title so no one can replace me,” she tells ESSENCE, cracking up. She credits her parents with cultivating her interest in comedy—her dad named her after funnyman Robin Williams.
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