How about a break from the serious demands of the world for a few moments? Have you seen the web mini-series called Broad City? I saw an article on Bitch Magazine’s site about it the other night and I spent the next hour laughing hysterically. The show, written and starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, has been getting national attention since it launched in 2009, and is said to have been picked up by Comedy Central to be produced by Amy Poehler!
It’s refreshing to watch the transformation of mainstream mainstream comedy as feminist stars rise (Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Margaret Cho, Wanda Sykes, etc.), and this duo fits snug in the mix. Here’s a sample episode, one of about 24 that you can watch on YouTube. Caution: while you’ll likely see glimpses of yourself and your friends in the cast, the language and content of these shorts might not be safe for viewing at work.