Comedy Central’s Broad City is popular with both viewers and critics—but it still surprises show creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson to see who watches their program.
For example: Glazer recently walked past an imposing construction worker on her way to the office. Much to her surprise, he told her that he was a fan of her sitcom. The next day, Jacobson passed by the same guy—”and he goes, ‘I love your show! I saw the other girl yesterday! I f–king love your show!’” the comedian told EW at Sunday night’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards. “I was like, ‘This is the best!’”
That’s right: Abbi and Ilana have graduated to a new kind of catcall. They’re still being yelled at—”but in an empowering way!” Glazer explained. “He was honestly like, ‘[I] love your mind!’”
Broad City was nominated for three awards that night, including Best Comedy—but making people laugh is the most rewarding part of Glazer and Jacobson’s success. “It’s an honor to try and make [Broad City] as funny as possible,” Glazer said. “It’s very interesting to have this kind of feedback and have it so instantaneously, and we want to honor that as well, and get people to laugh in the process.”
Broad City will return for a third season in 2016. See the full list of winners from the Critics’ Choice Television awards here.
— Reporting by Reagan Alexander