Comedy Central is set to premiere its newest show, Broad City, based on the web series of the same name, in January, according to the Broad City Tumblr. Created by and starring UCB NYC performers Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Broad City follows the pair of young ladies' adventures living in New York City. The show spent a year in development at FX before Comedy Central picked it up. Standup Hannibal Buress will be playing a recurring role on the TV version, and Amy Poehler is executive producing the series.
No official premiere date has been announced for Broad City yet. Also premiering in January is the second [...]
Here's the latest episode of Amy Poehler's web series Smart Girls at the Party, in which she interviews Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, stars and creators of the web series Broad City and the upcoming Comedy Central show of the same name. Don't listen to the graphics, Ilana is the one on the left and Abbi on the right, not the other way around.
On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.
Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) watches the episode of "Frasier" where Niles professes his love to Daphne. Learn about the original sitcom idea that led to Frasier, find out about the time Abbi was in the studio audience for an episode of "Friends," and hear what Abbi learned while shooting the Comedy Central pilot for "Broad City."
Holy holiness! I just saw "Amy Poehler," "Broad City," "TV show" and "FX" and then I passed out, so you're gonna have to put the pieces together on your own. This is going to be amazing. The web series seems like a great fit for FX, which is already home to fast and dirty comedies like Always Sunny, The League, and Louie. And the addition of Amy Poehler, who knows its stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer from their time at the UCB theater, can only bring good things. Or GREAT things, which I have a sneaking suspicion this will be if it makes it all the way [...]
Web series Broad City's second season is in full swing, with the latest episode, "Dreams," featuring a sleepover with Abbi and Ilana. Things get very weird once the lights go out, as things are wont to do.
Comedian Hannibal Buress just keeps getting busier and busier. This year, he returns as co-host on Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show (which just started airing its second season), while voice acting on China, IL and going on tour with Funny or Die's recent Dave Chappelle/Flight of the Conchords-fronted Oddball Fest and The Eric Andre Show Live next month. Next year will see the debut of Comedy Central's Broad City (on which he has a big recurring role), his new Comedy Central hour special, and FXX's Chozen, another animated series he's lending his unique voice too. On top of all that, he's creating and starring in [...]
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are the creators and stars of Broad City — a web series Splitsider has been following since our site began and one that was recently ordered to series by Comedy Central, thanks largely to Amy Poehler's influence. A 10-episode first season is expected to debut sometime in 2014. I spoke with the duo about translating 4-minute webisodes into half-hour scripts, concerns over facing the same feminist comedy expectations Girls encountered, and why you don't need to get on a UCB Harold team to get a Comedy Central deal.
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"Amy Poehler told me this would be a great show for us, and that's good enough for me," said Comedy Central head honcho Kent Alterman in a press release yesterday announcing that the network is developing a show based on Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson's web series "Broad City" that Amy Poehler will produce. Last year, Amy Poehler was developing a "Broad City" show over at FX, but the project has shifted to Comedy Central, reuniting Poehler with the network that gave her her start with the Upright Citizens Brigade TV show back in 1998. If only more TV networks did whatever Amy Poehler said, the medium [...]
Here's the finale for the second season of web series Broad City. Abbi and Ilana get some help from Amy Poehler, Kristen Schaal, Andrea Rosen, and John Gemberling, amongst others. And even with the big names on board, this still feels distinctively like a Broad City video: artfully shot, musical, decidedly of New York, and centered around an absurd quest by two best friends. Here's to season three!
The season finale of web series Broad City takes the form of an absurd ode to the films of Spike Lee. Director Tim Bierbaum says that he got in references to at least six of his movies, although he "didn't get to do the gliding actor shot he's known for." Despite that, this is a seriously polished piece of parody.
You're going to be seeing a lot of Hannibal Buress on Comedy Central in the coming years. The cable network announced today they've signed a deal with Buress, a popular stand-up and former writer for 30 Rock and SNL, to star in and executive produce his own pilot. He'll also be playing a recurring role on the upcoming Comedy Central show Broad City, starring/created by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer and based on their web series of the same name. Buress has previously appeared on the web version of the show. The Comedy Central deal will also find Buress headlining a nationwide tour and starring in a new [...]
Comedy Central just ordered a 10-episode first season of a show called Broad City, based on the popular web series of the same name. Created by and starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer as a couple of young people living in New York City, the web series racked up hundreds of thousands of hits and attracted the attention of Amy Poehler, who's producing the TV version. Comedy Central ordered a Broad City pilot last year after the project spent a year in development at FX. Jacobson and Glazer, who also performed live Broad City shows at Poehler's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, will star in the [...]
On "It's That Episode," Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to his apartment to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and a bunch of other crap. Episodes are released every Monday.
Guest Ilana Glazer (Broad City) stops by to watch the first episode of The Larry Sanders Show with Craig. Find out why Ilana and her comedy partner Abbi are nothing like Larry and Hank, experience the power of positive energy and learn about Derek Jeter's sex baskets.
Broad City is less a sketch series than a short film series, at this point, with their videos rarely staying restricted to the formulas we generally see as making up sketch comedy. And they're all the better for it! In the latest episode, Abbi and Ilana's different morning routines and commutes are juxtaposed to delightful effect. Friends, guys!
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