Broad City x FabIs here!

Yaasss Kween!

We’re excited as #@$% to bring you Broad City x Fab, our special collaboration with our favorite comic duo. Created by UCB alums Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, and produced by Amy Poehler, Broad City is an odd-couple comedy about two best friends navigating their 20s in New York City. Abbi and Ilana are broke and flawed, and they don’t shy away from the sticky situations NYC throws at them–they dive right into the muck. No matter how bad it gets, these ladies are always down with whatever hits them.

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Abbi and Ilana’s style is flawless, and we love everything about Mike Perry’s eyeball-busting opening credit creations, but our love for Broad City goes way beyond that. In the next few weeks check back here for exclusive takes on Broad City’s enduring appeal–from its music to its blunt, hilariously ferocious angle on contemporary feminism.

If you’re unfamiliar with the joys of Broad City, we’ve put together a little primer to get you up to speed while you check out our exclusive Broad City x Fab line. Check out our exclusive and snuggly Bingo Bronson plush toy, our hilarious gold Yas Kween bracelet, a plethora of trippy pins, patches, socks, and more in tribute to besties living the good New York life.

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Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer

Our heroines met while taking classes at the improv and sketch comedy mainstay Upright Citizen Brigade in 2006. After Ilana received some less than stellar feedback on a project she had been pouring herself into, she commiserated with Abbi about her frustrations. From this collaboration, the Broad City web series was born! Following the trials and misadventures of two young women trying to get by in New York City without compromising their personalities and beliefs, the independent series caught the attention of UCB founder Amy Poehler, who has helped usher Broad City from Youtube sensation to Comedy Central smash hit.

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NYC

Abbi and Ilana shoulder a heavy workload to bring us Broad City, but we simply can’t overlook the show’s other leading lady: New York City. From the perils of moving and apartment hunting in the Big Apple, to the “only in New York” struggle that is taking mass transit to an airport, New York is more than a backdrop for hijinks; it creates and nurtures them, and gives us a chance to watch Abbi and Ilana fight through them.

The Lingo

Culled from the silliest corners of the internet and filtered through Ilana’s beautifully weird mind, Broad City has a language all it’s own. Whether we’re learning the true value of “high class shit,” the virtues of modern medicine (Vape Life!), or being clued in on your new favorite seal of approval (YAAAAAS!), our favorite wordsmiths never fail to enlighten us while keeping us in stitches.

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The show revolves around the daily shenanigans of its creators and cast, but at the end of the day it’s all about our heroes facing life’s daily challenges head on, not having the answers but figuring them out anyway, and keeping a smile on your face while you do. That’s the big secret the “adult” world doesn’t let you in on—nobody knows what they’re doing, we’re all just trying to get by. Can we laugh while we do it? YAS KWEEN!!!

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