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 [...]
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.
A live recording from the NYC Podfest with Kevin Allison (The State, RISK!), Ilana Glazer (Broad City) and Anthony Atamanuik (30 Rock, Death By Roo Roo). Kevin Allison discusses the origin of The State's "Taco Mailman" sketch and explains why The State didn't do more episodes at MTV. Ilana Glazer talks about Oprah hosting SNL in 1986 and how Oprah beat out "Hugh Humphrey" in the ratings. Anthony Atamnuik introduces the world to virtual reality "Murder She Wrote." And [...]
Official Comedy is a new comedy YouTube channel that is part of YouTube's new programming iniative. It offers a mix of old clips – like this one of the Coz or the below clip of Woody Allen telling his famous ex-wife joke – and new comedy related programming like Jokes Through the Ages, which features comedians like Julie Klausner, Ilana Glazer, Dave Hill, and Max Silvestri. Below, watch them explain the history of "That's what she said." "This is funny." That's what you said.
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.
"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 [...]
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.
How did you two meet and come to start making videos together?
Megan Amram, Jerrod Carmichael, Arthur Meyer, Sean Patton, Rebecca Delgado Smith, Joe Mande, Ilana Glazer, Lauren Lapkus, Sheng Wang, and Betsy Sodaro were named by Backstage as "Comics to Watch." So, if you see any of these comedians walking around, watch them closely because their big break will happen literally any second now.
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