Amy Poehler attended Deadline’s Contenders Emmy Event earlier today in Los Angeles, California. She was there to talk about Broad City and Russian Doll, in which she helps to produce, create, write and direct! Our gallery has been updated with photos from the event, check them out below.
A series about reliving your death over and over again has the making for a great comedy but it also runs the risk of, as the premise suggests, repetitive. But the Netflix comedy Russian Doll steps up to the challenge with co-creators, executive producers and writers Leslye Headland, Amy Poehler and Natasha Lyonne (who also stars) leading the charge. At Deadline’s Contenders event, the trio talked to Dominic Patten about the deja vu-centric show and how it has created a whole new bingeing experience.
Russian Doll follows a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. One night she falls down the stairs and dies and then she is transported to a certain point in the same evening when dies again…and then it happens again…and again. The whole series is an existential journey of Nadia figuring out what the hell is going on. Seeing that it is a repetitive show, it brings new meaning binge-watching.
When creating the show Headland and her fellow creators posed the question: How do we make the ultimate binge show?
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Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer and Amy Poehler talked to Newsweek about their show ‘Broad City’. They talked about Amy joining the show as executive producer, the story of the beginning of series and the final season. I’ve selected the parts where they talk about Amy and the things that Amy said. Read it below!
The hilarious, often gross and frankly weird saga of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer debuted in 2014, as a web series, with the two stars and co-creators playing heightened versions of themselves: Young women living in New York City, drifting from one small adventure to the next, often making mistakes (like Ilana’s occasional appropriation of black culture), rarely getting what they want, but always taking comfort in their friendship. Abbi, an aspiring artist and the more timid of the two, works as a cleaner at a gym called Soulstice; Ilana, the wild one, spends her days sleeping in the bathroom at her sales job, an online company called Deals Deals Deals.
The two struggling comedians would see their careers explode after Comedy Central turned it into an untraditional sitcom, thanks to comedian and executive producer Amy Poehler. Through it all, Jacobson and Glazer have remained the closest of collaborators. “We came with these essential parts to creating a partnership that moved each other forward,” Glazer tells Newsweek, which spoke to the girls—as they call themselves—and their many collaborators about the story of Broad City, as it draws to a close.
“Tune in to Comedy Central on March 28 and get ready for a cry fest,” says one of those collaborators, Lucia Aniello, her own voice quavering with emotion.
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