Okay, we were just kidding about that new Garbage Pail Kids card being the height of Abbi Jacobson’s fame. As much as we love GPK, it doesn’t take some pun-happy Art Spiegelman wannabe to immortalize the Broad City co-creator– she’s actually a capable illustrator herself, and she has a nifty new book coming out. On Wednesday, Oct. 26, she and her Broad City co-star, Ilana Glazer, will talk about it at Space Ninety 8 in Williamsburg. Consider it an off-season reunion while you wait for Season 4 to drop.
When we caught Alia Shawkat at SXSW after the premier of Search Party, she said the forthcoming TBS show, created by Charles Rogers and Sarah-Violet Bliss (Fort Tilden) along with Michael Showalter (Hello, My Name Is Doris), would be filming the rest of its season in New York soon. Sure enough, signs around the intersection of Grand Street and Wythe Avenue indicate the North Brooklyn-set comedy has started shooting in the hood. The show, about a listless post-grad (Shawkat) who gets shaken up when an old college classmate goes missing, puts the millennial foibles of Broad City in a darker context. (Broad City executive producers Tony Hernandez and Lilly Burns are also helping produce this one.)
At the 30th year of the SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals, Alia Shawkat told a crowd that she went to Sarah Lawrence for two days before bouncing, because she was told she had to go to a mandatory pizza party. “There can’t be a mandatory pizza party,” she said. She moved to New York and basically took a year off, which answered a few questions as to why she seemed to vanish after the end of Arrested Development.
Ilana Glazer of Broad City told a crowd at SXSW that her new Comedy Central miniseries, Time-Traveling Bong, will premiere, appropriately enough, on 4/20. But it looks like we’ll get a sneak peek of it at the Tribeca Film Festival. The fest just announced the lineup for its 2016 installment, running April 13 to 24, and there’ll be screenings of both Broad City and the new show, followed by Q&As with the stars. Some of the festival’s highlights are Manhattan-oriented (a short doc about Warhol superstars Taylor Mead and Ultra Violet; a 40th anniversary screening of Taxi Driver followed by a Q&A with stars Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, and writer Paul Schrader.) But, as you can see below, Brooklyn is really representing.
Remember those tweets, back in December, indicating that Hillary Clinton would make a cameo on Broad City this season? Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, at a SXSW talk, revealed the episode would air this Wednesday. But don’t take it as an endorsement, necessarily.
Who needs a Girls tour bus? Finally, the diehard couch potatoes among us will be able to check out every haunt Ilana, Aziz or Lena have graced on their shows. And New Yorkers fed up with getting the hand from power-tripping PAs have some data-driven ammo when they complain there are too many film shoots in their neighborhood.
Arturo Castro alert: on Saturday the Broad City star paid a surprise visit to Comedy Central’s public painting party. Castro, who plays Jaime on the show, braved the cold along with Abby’s post-dentist shopping buddy Bingo Bronson to help hundreds of fans paint-by-number a #BC3 wallscape at North 11th Street and Wythe Avenue. Watch our video for a partial time lapse of the painting process and for Castro’s take on what fans can expect from season three, which premieres on Wednesday, February 17 at 10 p.m. The mural will remain up until February 28.
Hey, if Awkwafina can pen a New York City guide, why shouldn’t Abbi Jacobson of Broad City do a NYC coloring book? Like Onur Tukel, Jacobson is that rarest of combos, an actor-illustrator, and next month she’ll talk about Color This Book: New York City at the Strand, which is actually featured in the book alongside Washington Square Park, UCB, Artichoke Pizza and other landmarks.
It’s been a very Abbi Jacobson couple of days: Saturday at Irving Plaza we saw her sit in with Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas during a taping of their “How Did This Get Made” podcast (spoiler alert: they shredded Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Hercules in the City), and this morning she and her Broad City co-creator Ilana Glazer kicked off Internet Week with a conversation with Marie Claire editor Anne Fulenwider.
With Internet Week booting up Monday, organizers of the annual tech-stravaganza have just sent word that none other than Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer will do the opening keynote conversation. The Broad City co-creators are slated to chat with Marie Claire editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwide at the fest’s headquarters, the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. Let’s hope they spill some details on their new film deal with Paul Feig.
Today Comedy Central dropped the trailer for season two of Broad City. As if that alone wasn’t more exciting than titty chips, it looks like, uh, I’m in it? Because, yeah, that’s me on the stairs of 33 St. Marks Place at the 1:06 mark, snapping photos for this post. Hopefully this qualifies me for royalties, because the trailer (below) already has over 87,000 views and I know I’m not the only one who’s officially counting. the. days. till January 14.
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