Comedy Central’s “Broad City” won’t return until January, but creators and stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer stopped by New York Comic Con to chat with fans about the upcoming season. Fans got an inside look at the Amy Poehler-produced Web-series-turned-TV-show during the panel which featured a Q&A, a live commentary of the Season 1 episode “Fattest A—es” and an exclusive sneak peek from the Season 2 premiere. Their panel was just as untraditional as “Broad City.”
1. They Danced In – While other panels have a moderator introduce the panelists, Jacobsen and Glazer danced their way in to Missy Elliott’s “work It.” After a dance session with the front row, they introduced their moderator, Nicole Drespel. Fans recognized Drespel as Ilana’s irritated co-worker in “Broad City” Season 1.
2. Abbi Has A Bed, Bath And Beyond Problem – The sneak peek for “Broad City” Season 2 was from the season premiere, and showed Abbi in Bed, Bath and Beyond. Fans will remember from Season 1 that Abbi worships the home goods store and it looks like she still spends an awful lot of time there. She is on a first name basis with most of the employees and even has secret handshakes with them.
3. Jacobson Thought Glazer Was Alia Shawkat – Before creating “Broad City” together, Jacobson and Glazer met at Upright Citizen’s Brigade while studying improvisation. Jacobsen originally thought Glazer was actually “Arrested Development” actress Alia Shawkat. The case of mistaken identity didn’t stop the two from becoming friends after Jacobson realized Glazer wasn’t Shawkat.
4. They Aren’t Their Characters – While they share names with their characters, the women assured the audience that they only share about 15 percent of their personalities with their characters. “It’s like my f—ing nuttiest and Abbi’s f—ing craziest,” Glazer explained.
5. They’re Still In Control – Despite moving from the Internet to cable, Jacobson and Glazer are still running “Broad City” their way. “I think it’s easy to stick to your guns and go with your gut when you have a partner who you trust,” Glazer said.
“[Comedy Central] never made it feel corporate,” Jacobson added. “It still feels like we’re making a Web series. Not for the Web, but it’s still so DIY [do-it-yourself] and everyone is so collaborative.”
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