The cult hit web series Broad City comes compliments of the collective brains of Abbi Jacobson + Ilana Glazer (both UCB alum). Called “sneak attack feminism” by the Wall Street Journal, the series follows two friends in New York City navigating their way though the minutiae that is life. Their ability to induce cringing and laughter simultaneously is the reason the girls can call people like Amy Poehler, Kristen Schaal, and Hannibal Buress fans and guest stars.
Started in late 2009, the series has been written up by the NY Times, Comedy Central, MTV, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Fader, Time Out New York, The A.V. Club and more. The series has been nominated for the ECNY’s “Best Web Series” award as have the girls individually — Abbi for illustration and Ilana for stand-up. Broad City is going to be on Comedy Central in early 2014 with Abbi and Ilana slated as Executive Producer alongside Ms. Amy Fucking Poehler.
Here is the steady cam and brilliantly skilled steady cam operator, David Ellis. The top picture shows the steady cam in its holder for when it’s not on Dave’s body, and the second one shows him all geared up with it. There’s a giant spring that keeps the camera motion fluid while it’s on his body. It’s MAD HEAVY! And even with that, Dave ran after us (or before us, backwards) down half-blocks at a time. Even without a ton of steady cam metal on our bodies, we were sweatin’ our balls off! Luckily, we had a ball-dryer on set — this was a big production, people!
This is from our I Heart NY shoot — circled is T.J. Misny, Adam Newport-Berra, and Kyle Sather on top of the generous Caity Quinn and Kim Ashton Armstrong’s rooftop. They got many different shots from this one place — thanks for the genius, fellas!
Boris is Featured in Episode Eighteen, “Do The Right Thing”. He can be seen performing Stand up and Rapping all over the City—known as ‘Hardcore Boris’. You can also catch him weekly with his musical improv group North Coast. Check out more about Boris on his site.
Bob is featured in Episode Eighteen, “Do The Right Thing”. He also helped produce that episode as well as Episode Fourteen, “You Can Have Him”. He is part of Serious Lunch, and you can check out their web content and learn more about where you can catch them live here.
Hannibal is Featured in Episode Sixteen, “Date Night”. Hannibal is currently a writer for 30 Rock, and previously wrote for Saturday Night Live. He is known all over the country for his Standup, and is a fixture in the New York Scene. He has been featured on Louie, as well as The Lopez Show. He hosts a weekly show at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg.
Jon was Featured in Episode sixteen, “Date Night”. He can be seen performing stand up all over New York City. He writes for the Jimmy Fallon Blog, and hosts a monthly show, The Rejection Show (which he wrote a book about!) He’s a New York Staple, and you can follow his hilarious tweets 24 hours a day here.
These are Ilana’s badass parents. Sandi (right) is featured in Episode 15, “Mom Brunch.” Larry is an extra in that episode as well as the Season 2 finale at the chess table. Sandi volunteers at Stony Brook University’s Breast Health Center and works and lunches with Larry, who works for New York Life.
Rob is featured in Episode Fourteen: “Work”. Rob is an actor, writer, director and editor living and working in New York City. He can be seen performing Sketch and Improv all over the city, and as 1/2 of the improv duo, That Annoying Couple. Rob collaborated on the entire First Season of Broad City, directing, editing, and writing many of the Episodes. You can check out more of what Rob does best on his site.
Andrew is Featured in Episode Four: “Under The Mistletoe”. Andrew can be seen all over New York City performing with his indie improv teams; The Stamp and Coin Club, Raphael, Scoundrel, Rock Hammer, and Upstate.
Eliot is Featured in Episode Four: “Under The Mistletoe”. He can be seen performing standup and storytelling all over town. You can check out him and his sister Ilana(sound familiar) performing all over New York-check out their site here.
Eliot has a book set to be released this Fall, based on his amazing blog, MyParentswereawesome.com. He writes for Buzzfeed, Urlesque, and has an awesome blog.
Alex is Featured in Episode 4: “Under The Mistletoe”. He can be seen all over the web as 1/3 of the mega-Comedy-production team, Dr. CoolSex. He also performs all over town with his indie team, The Stamp and Coin Club.
Paul is featured in Episode 11: “You Can Have Him”. Paul can be seen performing at The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater as part of the Harold team, Monstro, and in the new sketch show, The Sit Down and Shut Up NYPD Variety Hour. He can also be seen performing around town with his indie teams, Daddy and Sherpa.
Shannon is featured in Episode Nine: “Dog Sitting” Shannon can be seen performing at The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater every Friday night at 9pm with The Stepfathers, every Sunday night with Asssscat 3000, and the 2nd Monday of every month with her Sketch group Thunder Gulch. Her solo show, Prison Freaks: A Talent Show has been running for over 7 months at the UCBTNY and is a must see. Check out Shannon’s blog and The UCBTNY Schedule to see when her next show is and reserve tix!
Bridget is in Episode Eight: “Yoga”. You can see her around town doing Stand-up or as part of the indie improv force, Fat Penguin. You can also see her at the UCBTNY in the soon-to-be-seen new show, Vantage Point. This is her blog.
Dan is featured in Episode Eight: “Yoga”. He is the CEO and Founder of SuperMango Media, and can be seen all over New York City telling stories and doing stand-up. Check out his site, here for upcoming shows and events!
Sara is featured in Episode Eight: “Yoga”. She is the Head Blogger for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon! You can also catch her doing Stand-up all over New York City. Check out her site for upcoming performances!
Johnny is featured in Episode Seven: “Laundry”. He is a member of The UCBNY Harold Team, The Opera, can be seen improvising around town with his indie team, Fat Penguin, and heard commentating alongside classic films with The Raspberry Brothers. Johnny is a contributor for The Onion, as well as McSweeney’s. Check out a sample here.
Shaun is featured in Episode Three: “Subway on a Sunday”. You can check Shaun out at his weekly show, Kaleidescope, which he hosts every Monday night at The Creek and The Cave in LIC. He also performs with his improv team, Tesla in their monthly show, The Lab at the Player’s Theater Loft. Starting in August Shaun can be seen in the new Sketch show at The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, The Sit Down and Shut Up NYPD Variety Hour.
Dave was featured in Episode Six: “Comedy Couple”. Dave performs stand-up around New York as well as Improv with the amazing indie teams Fat Penguin and Iron Ruckus. You can read more about Dave on his blog.
Katey was featured in Episode Six: “Comedy Couple”. Katey can be seen all over New York performing Stand-up and improv. You can catch her at the UCBTNY in the new show, Vantage Point. You can also check out her daily blog here.
This is Sammy from The One-Stop Deli, who appeared in Episode Two Part 2: Abbi Gets Back Into Pot. Their establishment is a true favorite of Broad City’s, even outside of filming. Late-night snack runs will make you truly appreciate a place. Anyway, isn’t he cute?
Hanly has been part of the Broad City family for a bit now, and has been a part of a bunch of episodes. She shot stills for “Drummer Girls”, directed all of the “Hack Into Broad City” episodes in Season 2, and Directed and Edited “Make It Rain”. Check out her blog here.
The Cook Trio is responsible for the Broad City theme music. Their songs, “Swing for Ninine”, “Swing 48”, “Django’s Tiger”, and “Body and Soul” have all been used in various episodes as well. Their music has had a huge hand in creating the overall feel of Broad City! They were brought to us by way of Rob Michael Hugel! The Cook Trio resides in Florida, and you can check out their site and buy their music here.
Tim Directed and Edited Episode Eighteen, “Do The Right Thing”. He also produced Episode Fourteen, “You Can Have Him”. Tim is part of Serious Lunch, a sketch and production group—consistently performing and releasing videos all over the place. He is a visual artist as well, and all of his work can be seen on his site or on his blog.
Dan shot Episode Seventeen, “Drummer Girls”, as well as the upcoming episode, “Dream” in Season Two. He is known in New York after created the hit series, “Acting Reel Master Database”. He is a writer, director, editor and animator and you can see all his work here.
Matt did Sound on Episode Thirteen, “Work”, Episode Sixteen, “Date Night”, and Episode Seventeen, “Drummer Girls”. He produces all sorts of stuff with his partners at The Cheap Thriller, including an amazing animated series called Cafe Bloodbath. His pretty face can also be seen as a background actor in “Mom Brunch”.
Eric Shot Episode Sixteen, “Date Night”, as well as Episode Seventeen, “Drummer Girls”. He also shot our Main series of Still Photos featured on our site. He is a photographer working in New York City. You can check out his amazing site here.
Sathya Shot Episode Twelve: “Instant Karma”, Episode Thirteen: “The Things They Carried”, and Episode Fourteen: “Work”.
Sathya owns and operates Grand Illusion, an independent video production house, specializing in shooting, editing, visual effects, and conceptual development. His work can be seen all over TV and the Web. Check out more of his work here.
John Directed and Edited Episode 11: “You Can Have Him”. He also produced the upcoming Episode, “Do The Right Thing”. John is part of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater Maude Team, Slow Burn. He can be seen all over the city and the web as part of his Sketch group, Serious Lunch.
Lucia Directed and Edited Episode Ten: “Vchat”. Lucia is a director and comedian who lives in the West Village. She directs videos you can see here, and does standup which you can see a little bit of here.
Did you know there’s a Black Labrador in Seattle named Eclipse who gets on a bus by herself and takes it to the park all the time. Do NOT let this happen to you. That’s so sad.
It’s National Walk Your Dog Month,which means you should be walking your pet right now. Get out of the house people (unless your dog is cleaning itself—it might be gross, but it’s vital to their hygiene).
You and your canine should do everything together. The Dancin’ Dog Blog has a recipe for Snoopy Spaghetti you can eat with your dog(s). All you need to get is:
whole grain spaghetti
Italian seasoning (need it)
I’m gonna be honest. I didn’t make this recipe because I don’t have a dog. But if I did I KNOW it would get:
Look at these bitches/bastards on halloween! SO AMAZING!!! Digital insta shoutouts and emoji hands to: taylorcoltin & rachelstot, onesoulrevolution, lanye_weisst, mpistilli, katedrawsthings, iheartgreenmore, erinmarie_ & lisasab, sophiieclare, jtru22 an cholapaola!!!