Emmy Contenders: Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson bring ‘Broad City’ to our city

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, stars of the breakout Comedy Central series “Broad City,” stopped by The Times recently to talk about their phenomenally funny show, which just completed its second season.

Topics of discussion included the stellar list of guest stars -- Amy Ryan, Seth Rogen, Patricia Clarkson and Kelly Ripa among them -- that popped up during the season, the movie they’re writing right now (it’s not for themselves, but some other lucky recipient) and what their “Broad City” characters might do if they found themselves in Los Angeles. (Jumbo’s Clown Room and In-N-Out topped the to-do list and, yes, these New Yorkers know about the secret menu.)

We also talked about some of the series’ more outrageous moments, well -- as much as we could, given that we don’t have a three-second delay here at our television studio.

“We have very different moments when we’re shooting that are the most terrifying for us,” Jacobson says. “Mine are being naked and Ilana’s are not being naked.” Adds Glazer: “My body is so funny to me. It’s separate from a ‘how do I look thing.’ But the makeouts are like ‘Ooooh my god!’ And I tell the person too, which even heightens the awkwardness.”


There’s also some good advice about friendship, labels and the perils of long-term car rental in L.A. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to go order a “double double, dirty trouble.”

Twitter: @glennwhipp






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