Poehler will executive produce and direct the show, while actresses Abbi Johnson and Ilana Glazer play the main characters. All three have ties to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. The series mostly chronicles the lives of two female 20-somethings residing in the Big Apple.
Poehler should make for an amazing producer. She’s won four Emmy’s and just last weekend took the 2011 Variety Power of Comedy Award. However, it will definitely be a challenge for the SNL alum to adapt the web series and make it fit for television.
The show began about a year ago and is currently on it’s second season. It was nominated for the ECNY award which goes to the best web series. To read more about “Broad City” check out the website www.broadcitytheshow.com.
You can watch a clip from the show below: