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Get Empowered by Ilana Glazer's "Sex: A Journey of Love"

Here's the season 2 premiere of Ilana Glazer's web series Chronic Gamer Girl, a 4:20 video released on 4/20 that makes the perfect combo of self-esteem-boosting and stoner-friendly viewing. The meanings of these images might seem too weird to make sense, but it's really a complicated subliminal message technique to get you to own your true sexiness.

'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 [...]

Watch Amy Poehler Interview the 'Broad City' Ladies

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.

Comedy Central Listens to Amy Poehler and Buys 'Broad City'

"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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

'Broad City' Premieres on Comedy Central January 22, Will Co-Star Hannibal Buress and Chris Gethard

Comedy Central announced a bunch of info about their new series, Broad City, this afternoon. Starring and co-created by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Broad City is based on their web show of the same name, and it'll make its debut on Comedy Central Wednesday, January 22nd at 10:30 in a cushy post-Workaholics timeslot. In addition to that, the network announced that Hannibal Buress, Chris Gethard, John Gemberling, Arturo Castro, Paul Downs, and Stephen Schneider will all be playing recurring roles on Broad City's 10-episode first season alongside Jacobson and Glazer. Season one guest stars include Fred Armisen, Rachel Dratch, Janeane Garofalo, Michelle Hurst, Matt Jones, Pat Kiernan, Jason Mantzoukas, [...]

Talking to Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson of 'Broad City' About Their Upcoming Comedy Central Show

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?

Ilana [...]

Megan Amram, Joe Mande, Ilana Glazer, Lauren Lapkus and Others Named Comics to Watch

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.

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 [...]

'Broad City' to Premiere on Comedy Central in January

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 [...]

It's That Episode 50: Kevin Allison, Ilana Glazer and Anthony Atamanuik LIVE!

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 [...]