These eight dynamic women use their comedy platforms to tackle womens’ issues in our culture today. Comedy requires courage; comedians have to be willing to take a stand, and at the same time make fun of our shared human weaknesses. They bring out our vanity, and hypocrisy, and alternatively our capacity for forgiveness and redemption, thereby serving a very important function in our society.
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer began their show Broad City as independent producers of a web series. They were discovered and coached by SNL veteran Amy Poehler, and in 2014, Comedy Central picked up the sitcom. The show’s third season featured a star studded list of celebrity cameos including actress Whoopi Goldberg, NBA star Blake Griffin, and even Presidential hope-ful Hillary Clinton. In 2015 interview for Grantland, Jacobson said about their show: “I know this is, like, really abstract or whatever, but my favorite teacher once said that the painting isn’t the art, but the art is the space between the viewer and the painting. So when we make the show, we are always talking about how the show is really in between what we make and what the viewer thinks of it.” The show has amassed over 450,000 Facebook fans and was recently renewed for a fourth and fifth season. Expect to see bong hits, sexual fluidity, and plenty of trips to Bed, Bath, & Beyond. You can watch the first three seasons of Broad City now on the Comedy Central app.