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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It’s Galentine’s Day today! To celebrate it, LAist interviewed Parks and Rec writers/creator Mike Schur, Emma Fletcher and Amy! They talked about the origin of Galentine’s Day, the friendships on the show and how the holiday started being celebrated in real life by real friends! You can read the entire interview below.
Happy Galentine’s Day! What’s Galentine Day? On Feb. 13 — the day before Valentine’s Day — ladies come together to celebrate their best gals. For the non-Pawneeans out there, the holiday was inspired by the character Leslie Knope on the TV show Parks and Recreation.
LAist interviewed actress/producer Amy Poehler, show co-creator Mike Schur, and writer Emma Fletcher about the legacy of the holiday 10 years later, the legacy of the show itself, and the power of friendship.
GALENTINE’S DAY: THE ORIGIN STORY
Mike Schur co-created Parks and Recreation with Greg Daniels, who also created the U.S. version of The Office. Galentine’s Day began in an episode of the same name during the second season of the show, its first full-length season.
Mike Schur: The idea came about because the show was always pitched as a show about female friendship — the pilot was about Leslie and Ann meeting for the first time and becoming friends.
Amy Poehler: [Playing Leslie Knope] was, and continues to be, a wonderful experience. My job consisted of playing a woman who doesn’t give up, who dreams big, and who constantly tells the people around her that she loves and supports them. It was very good for my mental health. We all need someone like Leslie cheering us on.
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Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland were interviewed by the Los Angeles Times to talk about their new Netflix show ‘Russian Doll’ and other things. Read the full interview below and check out the photoshoot in our gallery!
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What if you kept dying at your own birthday party?
That’s the darkly comic premise of “Russian Doll,” a Netflix series starring Natasha Lyonneas Nadia, a fast-talking, freewheeling Manhattanite caught in a mysterious loop in which she keeps dying in nightmarish New York scenarios: blindsided by a speeding cab, falling down an open cellar door in the sidewalk, crashing in a broken elevator.
And each time she gets killed, Nadia wakes up, not in the afterlife, but in the bathroom at the party for her 36th birthday, only to start the process all over again. Nadia’s increasingly elaborate quest for survival leads her on an adventure through the bodegas and dive bars of the East Village, but, ultimately, within herself as she peels back the layers of her identity to confront buried trauma.
With its trapped-in-a-loop premise, “Russian Doll” is initially reminiscent of “Groundhog Day” or the more recent “Happy Death Day,” but over the course of eight episodes premiering Friday, it evolves into something without obvious precedent — a visually inventive existential noir comedy told from a female perspective.
Created by Lyonne, Amy Poehler and writer-director Leslye Headland (“Bachelorette,” “Sleeping With Other People”), the series boasts an all-female writing and directing team. Lyonne, who directed the final episode, recently met with her co-creators in New York for a boisterous (and occasionally off-topic) conversation about the series, its origins and their influences.