Guest of Honor

Abbi Jacobson Finds Inspiration From Great Art and Self-Confident Artists

The comedian talks about her latest creative effort, an art podcast called “A Piece of Work,” what’s changed for her since “Broad City” became a hit (and what’s stayed the same), and more.

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Abbi Jacobson and her co-writer and co-star Ilana Glaser created the Comedy Central hit “Broad City.” It chronicles the adventures of two young, penniless women trying to make it in New York City. A few years back, the two actually gave us a guest list of their favorite fictional best friends.

But before “Broad City,” Abbie attended art school. She merges that training with her comic sensibilities on her podcast. It’s called “A Piece of Work” — produced in conjunction with New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

In the audio above, Brendan speaks with Abbi about how she came up with a way to do an audio show about a visual medium, how she still relates to her “Broad City” character even though she’s not recycling bottles for spare change these days, and more.

  • dustycole

    Great bit, love her (& Ilana). What was the music sample played at the end of her interview? Dug it. Tks. – Dusty Cole