Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.

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Sam Grittner and Abbi CrutchfieldThe text in gray belongs to Sam Grittner, a stand-up comedian and writer currently residing in Bed-Stuy. He created and writes @TonightonGirls and performs Tuesday nights at the free Manifesto! show at the People’s Republic of Brooklyn in Carroll Gardens.

The text in blue belongs to fellow stand-up comedian Abbi Crutchfield, who appears in lots of commercials and lives in Park Slope when not touring across the country.

Episode 8: “Incidentals”
Hannah gets stood up for a GQ interview by Broadway star Patti LuPone, and Adam gets cast in a Broadway play.


At a recording studio, LuPone warns Hannah about the terrors Broadway brings to a relationship, such as groupies. Hannah dismisses this, explaining that Adam’s “so funny-looking,” to which LuPone replies, “The elephant man got laid a lot.”

Downtown, at 16 Handles, Marnie runs into an old friend, Soojin, who is opening her own gallery. In Manhattan.


Hannah receives a surprisingly generous first paycheck from GQ, and Jesse receives a visit from Jasper, a gentleman ghost of rehab past.



GQ is putting Hannah up for a night at the Gramercy Park Hotel, and so Hannah invites her crew over to congratulate Adam. Marnie brings a pizza and a scowl; she’s been “dumped” by Ray, who wants a serious relationship.


Adam arrives with his new co-star, Desi, who has a sing-along with Marnie.




11 A

Coked-out Jessa and Jasper make a brief appearance before scampering back to the children’s clothing store to steal money for more drugs. Hannah and Adam take a fancy bath.

11 B



Check back next Monday when we’ll have show critiques from two new Girls Talkers!