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Abbi Jacobson


Abbi Jacobson is a co-creator, writer, director, executive producer and star of the critically-acclaimed show Broad City. The show was renewed for a fifth and final season which is currently in production. Broad City was previously nominated by the Writers Guild of America for ‘Best Comedy Series.’
Recently, she lent her voice to “Bean” in Netflix’s series Disenchantment, an epic fantasy animated series from Matt Groening. The series is set in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland and follows the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses and lots of human fools.
Additionally, Jacobson will be releasing a new book, I Might Regret This, that will be published by Grand Central Publishing and set to be released on October 30, 2018. She is already a New York Times-bestselling author of her illustrated book, Carry This Book, which showcases bright, quirky, and colorful line drawings at the world around us, all through the framework of what we carry. She also has two coloring books: Color This Book: New York City and Color This Book: San Francisco.

Currently, Abbi is writing and executive producing for an Amazon series, A League of Their Own, based on the 1992 film of the same name. The series will be a new take on the original story told in the popular film. In addition, Abbi, along with Ilana Glazer, have signed a first look deal with Comedy Central and Viacom Television networks and currently have two projects already in development at Comedy Central under the new pact including: Mall Town USA and Young Professionals.

Recently, Jacobson can be seen starring in Netflix’s 6 Balloons, alongside Dave Franco. The film is a drama on the topical subject of the upper-middle-class heroin epidemic and the drama unfolds on July 4th, as Katie (Jacobson) discovers her brother Seth (Franco) has relapsed on heroin while his 2-year old daughter is in his care. Furthermore, Abbi recently lent her voice as Nya in the animated Warner Bros. film, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, directed by Charlie Bean and Paul Fisher, and opposite Olivia Munn, Justin Theroux, Dave Franco, Jackie Chan and Fred Armisen, which was released on September 22, 2017. Other past films include the Dustin Guy Defa directed film, Person to Person, opposite Michael Cera and Michaela Watkins, which was released on July 28, 2017 and the Universal feature film Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.

Abbi hosts A Piece of Work podcast with WNYC and MoMA, in which she discusses modern and contemporary art in lively conversations with curators, artists, and friends including Hannibal Buress, Tavi Gevinson, RuPaul and Questlove.

Jacobson trained at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater where she and Ilana Glazer met. She currently resides in New York City.
Illana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson - by Jason Nocito