Tim Robinson is a native of Detroit, Michigan. He has performed at The Second City, iO Theater, and Just for Laughs. In 2016, he wrote and starred in his own 30-minute episode of the sketch show Netflix Presents: The Characters. Robinson is also the co-writer, co-creator, and star of Detroiters, along with fellow Detroit native Sam Richardson. The show premiered on Comedy Central on February 7, 2017.