Comedy Central


Broad City. Watch it. You might be disturbed by how much you like it. Everyone I've talked to likes it. My boyfriend likes it. His co-workers like it. Gay friends like it. Straight friends like it. We all goddamn like it. But why? It's about 20-something women living in New York City, but not in the Girls sense: it's a lot less in your face than that. It's easy to watch because it's so silly, and so sharp. Lines from the show will come back to you days after watching it, and have you laughing in the shower (just, for instance). The writing is so good that it will always take you off guard. They're slackers, but as anyone who lives in NYC knows, even slackers have to work pretty hard to keep their heads above water. This show has been renewed for its third season on Comedy Central, but was developed as a web series from 2009-2011 by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, who star in the show. Amy Poehler took notice, and is now one of the executive producers. Just in the first two seasons there are a number of cameos (Amy Sedaris, Fred Armisen, Seth Rogen, Janeane Garofalo), suggesting, these women, in all of their raunchiness and oddity, are getting at some raw truth.