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Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 9:56AM EDT
Ilana Glazer political event at a Brooklyn synagogue was canceled after graffiti saying "Kill all Jews" was found inside
Source: New York Post
The Broad City star was scheduled to interview New York Senate candidates last night when anti-Semitic messages were found scrawled on walls, less than a week after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.
Posted Tuesday 10/30/18 at 1:45PM EDT
Abbi Jacobson's new memoir recalls FX rejecting Broad City because it was deemed too "girly"
Jacobson and Ilana Glazer had spent a year developing their comedy series for FX. “After we got to a place we all felt good, it was handed up to the man in charge, the man we never met, the man at the top. He’d probably never heard of us, the show, or the year we’d been in development, and he wasn’t into it,” Jacobson writes in her new memoir I Might Regret This, which is available today. “It was, as we were told, ‘too girly.’ So, they passed. We were devastated. This thing that was once so far-fetched has actually started to come to fruition, and then was abruptly taken away.” Of course, Comedy Central ended up picking up Broad City, convincing them to change their characters' names from Carly and Evelyn to Abbi and Ilana.
Posted Thursday 10/25/18 at 1:26PM EDT
Broad City announces final season premiere date in teaser
Abbi and Ilana will return for their fifth and final season on Jan. 24. ALSO: Listen to an audio excerpt from Abbi Jacobson's new book.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 3:02PM EDT
Broad City will end with Season 5, as Abbi and Ilana sign a new Comedy Central deal
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's final season of Broad City will air in early 2019, more than a year after Season 4. The duo have already signed a first-look deal with Comedy Central, with three projects already in development. Neither Abbi nor Ilana are attached to star in the three potential series. "Broad City has been our baby and first love for almost 10 years, since we started as a web series," they said in a statement. "It’s been a phenomenal experience, and we’ve put ourselves into it completely. Broad City’s always had a spontaneous pace and feeling, and ending after season five honors that spirit. We are very excited to bring new voices and points of view to Comedy Central and continue our collaboration together in new ways."
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
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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 Tuesday 10/17/17 at 11:32PM EDT
Broad City’s Ilana Glazer: “I’ve fired a couple dudes” for sexual harassment
Glazer detailed her own experiences with sexual harassment Tuesday, posting on Instagram how she had to ax a sound guy and a background actor for their inappropriate behavior.
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
Source: The Ringer
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.