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Abbi Jacobson, American Comedian ( February 1, 1984 - )

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I had a weirdly awesome high-school experience.~Abbi Jacobson


Experience Awesome Weirdly

I'm so thankful for that struggling period. That time is really great where you have no idea what's going to happen.~Abbi Jacobson


Time Thankful Great

I ended up going to college for visual arts but moved up to New York after I graduated from college in 2006 and started going gung ho to the Upright Citizens Brigade, and I realized that that was what I was really interested in and what I really wanted to do.~Abbi Jacobson


College New Arts

Why does 'writer' have no gender, but 'actor' has a gender? What is that?~Abbi Jacobson


Gender Actor Why

I definitely relate so much to a lot of women in comedy, but I don't love segregating the genders. I'm just as influenced by male comedians as I am female comedians.~Abbi Jacobson


Love Women I Am

I feel like comedy had a boys'-club label when we were starting.~Abbi Jacobson


Feel Comedy Starting

When I lived in Baltimore, I would come down fairly often to go to the Hirshhorn, and one of my good friends from high school went to Georgetown. I actually ended up going to Annapolis a lot. I had a car, and it was such a serene place to drive.~Abbi Jacobson


Good School Car

When I was in high school, my mom worked at Bed, Bath and Beyond, so I was always there.~Abbi Jacobson


Mom School High School

You know all those young people watching Comedy Central love 'Frasier.'~Abbi Jacobson


Love People Young

I just got really into this one girl on Instagram and had her paint little pineapples on my nails during shooting.~Abbi Jacobson


Girl Her Nails

When we make the show, we are always talking about how the show is really in between what we make and what the viewer thinks of it.~Abbi Jacobson


Talking Thinks Always

I love comedy, but I was just obsessed with 'SNL' growing up.~Abbi Jacobson


Love Growing Up Growing

If people watch 'Broad City' very closely, we just drop lines about people we love, just to say we like them.~Abbi Jacobson


Love People City

I've been watching 'The Cosby Show' and 'Roseanne' a lot right now, and those work so well because they're not, like, jokey comedies; they are coming from real characters. We want our show to be like that. A family show.~Abbi Jacobson


Family Work Want

Someone like Amy Poehler, I don't know, but I feel like I know her. I think everyone feels like they know her.~Abbi Jacobson


Think Know Feel

We couldn't pitch the show without having created one, at least one 20 to 25 minute version of 'Broad City.' We wouldn't know how to describe it.~Abbi Jacobson


City Know Without

We love to start from a real place, whether it's us or our friends or working on a story from a writer's friend.~Abbi Jacobson


Love Friends Friend

I'm from outside Philadelphia, a town called Wayne, which is, like, 25 minutes northwest.~Abbi Jacobson


Philadelphia Outside Like

I'm not super, super religious. If this is okay to say, I'm more culturally Jewish.~Abbi Jacobson


Jewish Okay Say

I started getting really interested in comedy when I was in middle school.~Abbi Jacobson


School Comedy Started

We just sort of thought a Web series would be a cool thing to be able to send to our parents to show them that we were, in fact, actually doing comedy.~Abbi Jacobson


Parents Cool Doing