Abbi Jacobson

Host, A Piece of Work

Abbi Jacobson is an actor, writer and artist based in New York City. She is the Series Creator, Executive Producer and star of the critically-acclaimed show "Broad City," premiering its fourth season this summer on Comedy Central. Upcoming, Jacobson will Executive Produce FX’s female-centric half-hour comedy pilot "Meaty" with Jessi Klein, and will star in the Netflix heroin drama "6 Balloons" alongside Dave Franco. Jacobson is a New York Times-bestselling author of her illustrated book, "Carry This Book," and has also released two coloring books: "Color This Book: New York City" and "Color This Book: San Francisco."

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Abbi Jacobson appears in the following:

Ellie Kemper, RJ Young on Gun Culture, Abbi Jacobson

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Ellie Kemper on "My Squirrel Days." RJ Young on "Let It Bang: A Young Black Man’s Reluctant Odyssey into Guns." Abbi Jacobson on "I Might Regret This."

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Abbi Jacobson's New Book, The Rise of Nationalism, Ilana Glazer's Next Steps

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Abbi Jacobson on "I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff." Adam Serwer on nationalism. Ilana Glazer on "The Generator Series." 

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The Writing on the Wall

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what about an artwork that’s nothing but words?

Questlove Hearts Emojis

Monday, August 07, 2017

Walk into MoMA and you’ll find everything from paintings by Van Gogh to video games and emojis. How come all these things be in the same museum?

Andy Warhol’s Art of Self-Promotion

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Andy Warhol wanted to be a famous artist, and painting soup cans got him way more than his 15 minutes of fame. But is there more to Pop Art than being popular?

You’ve Got to Watch This!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Back in the 1960s, artists couldn’t wait to get their hands on a new medium: video. Since then, they’ve used it to capture everything from the personal to the political.  

If It’s Got Naked People, RuPaul Is In

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

What the heck is going on with all these naked people running around? Abbi and RuPaul puzzle over performance art, one of the most misunderstood art forms.

Minimalism to the Max

Monday, July 24, 2017

Sometimes art doesn’t look like very much like art at all -- and that’s kind of the point of Minimalism. But Abbi discovers there’s a lot more to simplicity than meets the eye.

Samantha Irby Gets High on Light

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Abbi and writer Samantha Irby have a trippy experience inside an artwork made entirely of light. They’ll never look at a sunset the same way again.

How Questlove Learned to Love Silence

Monday, July 17, 2017

Works of art that are just one color -- monochromes -- are sometimes easy to walk by. But if you take the time to look, monochromes can recharge your batteries better than meditation.

Tavi Gevinson Wonders When It’s Done

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Abstract art can be hard to make sense of. What’s it all about? Am I getting it? With the help of choreographer Mark Morris and Rookie founder Tavi Gevinson, Abbi overcomes her doubts.

Hannibal Buress Really Wants to Touch the Art

Monday, July 10, 2017

Abbi Jacobson brings comedian Hannibal Buress to look at art that takes everyday objects — like a bicycle wheel or a teacup — and puts them on a pedestal. Literally.

Presenting: A Piece of Work

Thursday, July 06, 2017

A sneak peek at the new podcast in which host Abbi Jacobson (“Broad City”) explores The Museum of Modern Art with her friends and other smart people to ask: what the heck is that?

Phoebe and Abbi Jacobson Order Takeout

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The Broad City co-creator and co-star admits being an alpha female, working too much and dropping out of acting school. Plus, Phoebe watches Living Single!