Dating someone who smokes pot
The first season, consisting of ten half-hour episodes, ended in March.
(The next season, which they have just finished writing, shoots this summer and should air early next year.) The enthusiastic response—rave reviews, an average of 1.3 million viewers per episode, and about that many posts on Buzz Feed—seems to arise not only from the calibre of the comedy but also from the apparent authenticity of the women’s affection for each other.
Comedy is hard work, and hard work isn’t good comedy.
In some respects, this understates the embellishment.
To create and sustain a show like this, you have to have it together in a way that the characters Abbi and Ilana do not.
Jacobson is thirty now, and Glazer is twenty-seven, and they often say that their characters are essentially their younger selves, who they were before “Broad City” came along—before purpose, responsibility, hard work, money, and acclaim. Jacobson and Glazer made thirty-three episodes, each a few minutes long, and built a cult following online.
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer play best friends on TV, on a sitcom called “Broad City.” They are its creators, head writers, and stars.
Their characters, named Abbi and Ilana, are twenty-something stoners in New York—broke, horny, heedless, daffy, mostly benign, occasionally brilliant—who work crappy jobs, bump around town, get into mischief, and, with genial vulgarity and dirtbag charm, accidentally complicate their lives.