After debuting on Comedy Central January 22nd, the freshman comedy series “Broad City” from Upright Citizens Brigade comediennes Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer has found a solid audience, and the show will be sticking around for at least one more season.
Comedy Central announced that the new comedy series, produced by “Saturday Night Live” veteran and UCB co-founder Amy Poehler, was given a 10-episode order for a second season. The comedy duo has been working together for years, and their original live show of the same name can still be seen at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City.
The show has been a breath of fresh air on Comedy Central, acting as the female response to the boys club that is “Workaholics.” The series pulls no punches in being just as inappropriate, gross, ludicrous, and hilarious as two single twentysomethings are just trying to get by in The Big Apple. Comedy Cental executive Kent Alterman jokes, “I didn’t realize ‘Broad City’ was so good until I read all the incredible reviews. Now I’m really excited about it.”
In addition to Abbi and Ilana, there have been some great guest stars on the first season so far, including Hannibal Buress, Jason Mantzoukas, Rachel Dratch, Amy Sedaris, and Janeane Garofalo. It’s nice to have female driven comedy get such a warm reception, and we hope this means Comedy Central will keep bringing more women to the network with their own shows.
Also, if you want to check out Broad City Live, they begin a nationwide tour in March, hitting 18 cities, and you might still be able to get some tickets. Otherwise, there’s only a few episodes left in the first season, so enjoy the show while you can until it goes on hiatus before returning for season two.
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