Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer at the red carpet for the series finale of "Broad City"

SXSW 2019: ‘Broad City’ Series Finale Red Carpet

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, creators and actresses of Comedy Central’s iconic series Broad City, attended South By Southwest (SXSW) for the screening of the series’ final three episodes. The screening took place on Sunday, March 10 at the ZACH Theatre across from downtown Austin.

Broad City began as a web series in 2009 and then Comedy Central picked it up in 2014. The show has lasted five seasons and is currently on its fifth and final season. The fifth season began airing on Jan. 24, 2019. Broad City is based on Glazer and Jacobson’s real-life friendship. The show has also touched on topics such as privilege, feminism, dating, and representation of the LGBTQ community. Glazer and Jacobson are also the executive producers of the series, as well as Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, Tony Hernandez, and Samantha Saifer.

Synopsis

Broad City follows two women Ilana and Abbi throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time. From navigating New York City life to crappy jobs to hookups and relationships, these chicks go through a lot together. Ilana seeks to avoid working as much as possible, while Abbi tries to start her career as an illustrator.

Broad City follows two women Ilana and Abbi throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time. From navigating New York City life to crappy jobs to hookups and relationships, these chicks go through a lot together. Ilana seeks to avoid working as much as possible, while Abbi tries to start her career as an illustrator.

In the final season, Ilana starts her own business and learns about her ancestors, while Abbi turns 30 and…tries to pull off a hat. And finally, we say goodbye to Abbi, Ilana, and this series.

Cast

  • Ilana Glazer as Ilana Wexler
  • Abbi Jacobson as Abbi Abrams
  • Hannibal Buress as Lincoln Rice
  • Arturo Castro as Jaime Castro
  • John Gemberling as Matt Bevers
  • Paul W. Downs as Trey Pucker
  • Stephen Schneider as Jeremy Santos
  • Chris Gethard as Todd
  • Eliot Glazer as Eliot Wexler
  • Nicole Drespel as Nicole Klorn
  • Susie Essman as Bobbi Wexler
  • D’Arcy Carden as Gemma
  • Bob Balaban as Arthur Wexler

Red Carpet Photo Gallery

Glazer and Jacobson appeared for the red carpet prior to the screening. Kent Alterman, President of Comedy Central, Paramount Network, and TV Land joined them, as well as Executive Vice President of Comedy Central Sarah Babineau.

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer / Photo credit: Isaac L./Geek Gals
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer / Photo credit: Isaac L./Geek Gals
Comedy Central president Kent Alterman
Comedy Central president Kent Alterman / Photo credit: Isaac L./Geek Gals
Abbi Jacobson, Kent Alterman, and Ilana Glazer
Abbi Jacobson, Kent Alterman, and Ilana Glazer / Photo credit: Isaac L./Geek Gals
Sarah Babineux joins Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer on the red carpet.
Executive VP of Comedy Central Sarah Babineu joins Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer on the red carpet. / Photo credit: Isaac L./Geek Gals
Abbi Jacobson, Sarah Babineux, Kenny Alterman, and Ilana Glazer at the Broad City series finale red carpet at SXSW.
Abbi Jacobson, Sarah Babineu, Kent Alterman, and Ilana Glazer at the “Broad City” series finale red carpet at SXSW. / Photo credit: Isaac L./Geek Gals
Abbi Jacobson, Sarah Babineux, Kent Alterman, and Ilana Glazer at the Broad City series finale red carpet at SXSW.
Abbi Jacobson, Sarah Babineu, Kent Alterman, and Ilana Glazer at the “Broad City” series finale red carpet at SXSW. / Photo credit: Isaac L./Geek Gals

Make sure to tune in to the last two episodes of Broad City on Thursday nights on Comedy Central!

Featured image credit: Isaac L./Geek Gals

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