Four! And Three! And Two! And One!
Broad City, starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, is one of the funniest shows around – and not just because of its uncanny ability to be spot-on about what it’s like to live in NYC, but because it effortlessly encompasses the ups and downs of living as a 20-something, heck, a 30-something, in today’s millennial era, with the show taking digs at sexism, racism, elitism, and a bunch of other -isms.
By now, the story of how the sitcom came to be is well known – having been adapted from an online series the two comedians and friends, Abbi and Ilana, created when both of them were attending the Upright Citizens Brigade. Amy Poehler, who ended up as one of the executive producers of the show, got to know about the web series and played mentor to the pair, and now Broad City is on its third season on Comedy Central.
Abbi and Ilana won me over with their hilarious skit about subway encounters, and since then I’ve been known to scream out “yassss, kween!” more times than I’d like to admit, much as I dislike the colloquialisms of today that insist on re-spelling and re-pronouncing everything. With the third season being in full swing, I wanted to run to some of my favourite places featured in some of my favourite episodes. This season has stepped up in terms of the jokes, but also the cameos – Vanessa Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Hillary Clinton et al.
Here is the video…
And here is the route…
Beacon’s Closet to Green Hill Food Co-Op to Hillary Clinton HQ! Ignore the time it’ll take – that’s for walking. Really slowly, according to Google. Also, don’t make my mistake and go to the residential part of Pierrepont, but rather stick to the map and go towards Cadman Plaza! (Coincidentally, this part of Brooklyn was where I got horrendously lost during the OSR Midnight Half too – I just seem to have a block in this part of town…)
And when you’re done, pop by One Girl Cookies in Dumbo for one of the best slices of cake I’ve had anywhere in the city. Pro-tip for Summer – their iced coffee is made with coffee ice-cubes.