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Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 8:21PM EST
Abbi and Ilana have no plans to bring their Broad City success to the big screen
Abbi Jacobson said on Watch What Happens Live: “It’s something we talk about."
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:36PM EST
Abbi and Ilana were upset to learn a Broad City producer tried to silence Louis CK's accusers
Louis CK’s former manager Dave Becky, who apologized after he was accused of intimidating and silencing CK’s victims, has an executive producer credit on the Comedy Central series. The credit is due to his position as manager of Amy Poehler, who was responsible for making Broad City happen. Speaking to EW Radio, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer discussed Becky’s connection to the show. “It’s definitely something that we’re figuring out right now,” said Jacobson. “He’s not our manager. And he’s been a producer on the show through Amy from the beginning. And it’s like this upsetting thing to find out his involvement in the whole thing, so it’s definitely something that we’re constantly talking about right now.” Glazer added: “We take accountability for using this white dude power to get our show on TV. We’re accountable for that. We’re not accountable for (Louis CK’s) actions, for Becky’s actions, but we’re accountable for using his power to get our show on TV.” ALSO: Abbi and Ilana weren’t allowed to call President Trump a “sexual assaulting steak salesman.”
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 11:08PM EST
Abbi and Ilana sent a note of apology to Broad City superfan Natalie Portman for making fun of Garden State
Since Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer apologized for making the 2004 Zach Braff film the butt of many jokes, Portman has become pals with Abbi.
Posted Monday 10/30/17 at 9:37PM EDT
Why not shake up the late-night format by using two hosts?
“I don’t mean a host and a sidekick,” says Brian Grubb. “We’ve seen that. I mean an actual comedy team, equal partners, hosting a late-night show together. It’s not that wild an idea, right? We’ve seen variety shows with multiple hosts.” His idea for potential hosts: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, and Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer.
Posted Wednesday 10/25/17 at 7:48PM EDT
Broad City creates a “Trump-No-More” browser extension
The browser extension censoring Trump’s name goes along with Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson’s censorship of the president’s name on its Comedy Central show.
Posted Wednesday 9/13/17 at 10:02PM EDT
Broad City has become more grounded, growing up in Season 4 to reflect the Trump era
The Comedy Central series’ close association with Hillary Clinton burdened it with feeling “like a remnant of a bygone era — a cultural moment carbon-dated to the late Obama years, when coastal 20-somethings were optimistic about the trickle-down effect of representation and radical rhetoric,” says Alison Herman. She adds: “The good news is that (Ilana) Glazer, (Abbi) Jacobson, and the rest of the Broad City crew seem aware of the hurdles they face and have pushed themselves into new territory accordingly. Broad City’s fourth season is the most grounded the show’s ever been, infused with a newfound sense of maturity but still able to reach new heights of live-action-cartoon absurdism when it needs to.” PLUS: Broad City shifts from madcap to contemplative, Trump’s influence makes for an explicit plot point, and Abbi and Ilana talk about the Season 4 changes.