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Check Out Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's Web Series 'Hack Into Broad City'

While you're waiting for Broad City's season 2 premiere to get here, Glazer and Jacobson have started a brand new web series on Comedy Central called Hack Into Broad City, and the first episode dropped today. It's a serious look at the technological and cultural ideas and exchanges the world shares in all thanks to the power of cereal.

Talking with Hannibal Buress About 'Broad City,' Preparing for Onscreen Roles, and His New Standup Special

Hannibal Buress has come a long way from being a writer for SNL and 30 Rock and sometimes a crazy homeless man, enjoying a steady rise to success as both a popular standup and hilarious supporting television player on The Eric Andre Show and more recently Comedy Central's Broad City. His newest Comedy Central project, an hourlong standup special Hannibal Buress: Live From Chicago, airs on the network tomorrow night at midnight, so ahead of its premiere I talked to Buress about how his standup has evolved, his experience acting on Broad City and Seth Rogen's Neighbors, his Comedy Central pilot, the power of "Hannibal's Hands," and how [...]

Hannibal Buress Says Comedy Central Ordered 10 Episodes of His Show 'Unemployable' (UPDATE)

Standup Hannibal Buress announced today via Twitter that Comedy Central has picked up his new show, Unemployable, for 10 episodes. Unemployable is a reality comedy series that follows Buress trying out a different job each week, with standup from him mixed in. Comedy Central ordered a pilot of the show back in May. There's no word yet on when the series will premiere.

Buress described his show to us earlier this week in an interview that's going up in a couple weeks. Here's what he had to say:

My pilot is just me doing different jobs, a comedian version of Dirty Jobs. So it's just me working [...]

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Are Taking 'Broad City' on the Road

THR reports that Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the stars behind Comedy Central's new series Broad City, are taking their show on an 18-city tour across the country. The Broad City Live Tour will kick off in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 4th and make stops in D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, Austin, Seattle, Los Angeles, and more before returning to its home base in Brooklyn for a final show at The Bell House on April 5th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon, so start selling your body to wealthy diaper-wearing adults right now.

Watch the First Episode of 'Broad City' Online Now

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's new Amy Poehler-produced show Broad City doesn't premiere until January 22nd, but Comedy Central has made the first episode available online. Hannibal Buress, Chris Gethard, and a very creepy man-baby Fred Armisen are among the guest stars of the episode "What a Wonderful World," which you can check out here. It is pretty wonderful.

Ilana Glazer Explains the Meaninglessness of Life in 'Chronic Gamer Girl's Season Finale

Here's the final episode of season two of Broad City star Ilana Glazer's web series Chronic Gamer Girl. In it, she gets deep into the meaninglessness of life and also body slams some big red blocks. The video is a follow-up to an earlier episode (embedded below) on the subject of death.

The Promising Debut Season of 'Broad City' Nails the New York Struggle

Since premiering in January, Comedy Central's Broad City has been gaining momentum as not just television's funniest breakout comedy but one of the freshest concepts to get the TV treatment in a while. While it has the sketch mastery roots of Kroll Show, the offbeat weirdness of Portlandia, and the Millenial female-driven New Yorker theme of Girls, Broad City has remained singularly new and exciting thanks to the onscreen chemistry and deft rapport of series creators/stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Ahead of tonight's season finale, here's a look at why Broad City killed it this season, and why we can't wait until Glazer and Jacobson get to do [...]

Amy Poehler Announces 'Broad City' Has Been Renewed for Season 2

During her interview on Late Night's debut episode, Amy Poehler announced that Broad City — Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's new Comedy Central series that Poehler executive produces — has been picked up for a second season. THR confirms the news today, reporting that the new season will, once again, consist of 10 episodes. This renewal is a hopeful indication for Poehler's upcoming projects and development deal with NBC, through which she's currently developing the Natasha Lyonne-starring series Old Soul. As for the Broad City creators and stars, it's some well-deserved good news before they kick off their live tour next week.

Broad City's Portrayal of the New York Hustle Feels Fresh, and Very Funny

Broad City premieres on Comedy Central at 10:30 tonight after Workaholics. The new show, based on the web series of the same name, stars series creators and UCB alums Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson as heightened versions of themselves going about their daily lives as young New Yorkers — daily lives that include temp jobs, bad roommates, and quests to get high. Glazer and Jacobson act as executive producers of the show alongside Amy Poehler.

Originally developed at FX, Broad City is Comedy Central's third show from the creators of popular web videos, following this summer’s Drunk History and the new show's timeslot buddy Workaholics. And although Broad City comes about during an [...]

This Week in Comedy: 'SNL' Auditions Two Dozen Black Women for the Cast, Will Add One or Two in January

-After months of diversity criticism, SNL held auditions on both coasts consisting entirely of black female performers. Lorne Michaels said one, or possibly two, will be added to the cast in January.

-Premiere dates were announced for a ton of shows, including Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Jan. 2)Broad City (Jan. 22), Workaholics (Jan. 22)Portlandia (Feb. 27), and Andy Daly's Review (Feb. 27).

-Remakes of Naked Gun (with Ed Helms) and The Odd Couple (with Matthew Perry) are in the works.

-We interviewed Key & Peele showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel, writer and standup Dana Gould, and published an old archived interview with George Carlin, and Anchorman 2 star David Koechner.

-Prince [...]

Watch 'Broad City's Ilana Glazer Ask Strangers in a Park About Losing Their Virginities

Broad City star/co-creator Ilana Glazer resurrected her web series Chronic Gamer Girl for a second season last week. Here's the latest episode, which involves her approaching a bunch of strangers in a park with a microphone and a camera and asking them to tell the deeply personal stories of the first time they had sex.

Watch 'Broad City's Drake Music Video

From tonight's new episode of Comedy Central's Broad City, here's a music video for Drake's "Started from the Bottom" featuring the Broad City ladies referencing Missy Elliott and Nicki Minaj alongside a bunch of confused people at a bank.

'Broad City's Ilana Glazer on the Importance of Viewer Quality Over Quantity

"During the web series we were never viral. It was always just the quality of viewers. We just started to get a response from our community — the comedy community in New York — and that was enough to make us feel like it was something good and relatable and that we should keep making them."

- Ilana Glazer in a new interview with Fast Company, in which she and Abbi Jacobson explain how Broad City evolved from a small web series to a fully fledged Comedy Central show.

Talking 'Broad City' with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer

It's been almost a year since we last spoke with UCB alums Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson about their hit web series Broad City getting picked up by Comedy Central and executive produced by Amy Poehler. Since then, Glazer and Jacobson have completed the first season of what's sure to be Comedy Central's next big show thanks to the duo's onscreen chemistry, comedic rhythm, and honesty in their day-in-the-life portrayal of two young New York ladies whose only solace from crappy low-paying day jobs, unhinged sexual partners, and moochy roommates' boyfriends is each other. Ahead of tomorrow's 10:30PM premiere, we had a brief chat with Glazer and Jacobson [...]