The stars/creators of Broad City, Abbi and Ilana, studied at UCB. The show is produced by Amy Poehler, co-founder of UCB. The script for this episode (s01e06) was written by Chris Kelley (UCB). It was directed by Lucia Aniello (UCB).
Broad City is stuffed full of UCB people, and people from the wider NYC comedy community. That’s a testament to Abbi and Ilana’s awesomeness. For me it also speaks to a concept I’ve been slowly growing to accept over the last few years of my comedy “career”: No matter what happens to me professionally, whether I fail or succeed at the specific goals I’ve set for myself, I am SO DAMN LUCKY to be part of the New York comedy world right now.
Making audiences laugh is fantastic, but for me the best part of comedy is the opportunity to hang out and collaborate with funny, talented people. In the past I’ve wasted a lot of energy thinking about whether I’ve been lucky or unlucky in the life choices I’ve made and opportunities I have or haven’t been given; Broad City is a reminder to stop worrying about bullshit like that, and to get off my ass and create projects for/with as many of the insanely talented people around me as I can.
Before they move to L.A. like all those other hilarious bastards.