You can make your DMV trip a lot nicer, though not quite this nice. Via screenshot.
OK, so maybe making jokes about the DMV is about as original as a character “that’s gonna leave a mark!” when they are hilariously hit upon the with some sort of object that is so big it hurts. But Broad City tackled the subject decently enough on this week’s episode. They did however bring up a very important NYC lifehack that’s worth mentioning in its own post: Yes, you can in fact make a reservation for an appointment at the DMV so you don’t have to wait in a line to figure out which line you have to wait in before you wait in another line.
It’s pretty easy to do: just go here, pick your location and your time and you’re good. Other things you can make an appointment for that will help you skip some lines: Chipotle (order online), Chop’t (Seamless pickup), Grimaldi’s (call in your order and pick it up), Shake Shack (cook it at home). Lines: They’re for suckers. (more…)
Naomi Ekperigin, one of the behind the scenes broads. Photo by Mindy Tucker.
Rejoice, friends, because Broad City Day is now officially upon us! As many of you can attest, it’s been too long without Ilana and Abbi (whose new season debuts tonight at 10pm on Comedy Central) but behind every good pair of women on TV is a whole crew that works tirelessly to bring you all your memes and gifs for the coming year. And in celebration, we spoke to Naomi Ekperigin, a staff writer on the show and your new comedy crush.
Naomi’s been involved in Broad City since Season 1, when she began there as a writers’ assistant. She was promoted to staff writer for Season 2 and worked on this upcoming season, but as eager as we are for the new season, she’s not sharing any surprises. Superfans of the show may also know her from the touring show Broad City Live, where she opened for Abbi and Ilana. Since and in-between, she also worked on Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner’s Difficult People, and most recently began developing a pilot she’ll be hosting for TruTV, Inside Caucasia. Catch her performing around the city and cohosting her own monthly show In Stereo at HiFi Bar in the East Village. The show has comedian duos (friends, couples, writing partners) perform together, giving audiences a glimpse of both bits and real relationships. We talked with Naomi about how she got her sweet gigs and the best uses for drink tickets (other than for drinks). (more…)
Have a murderously good Monday with Charming Disaster (#1) (pic by Luis Ruiz)
1. Feeling dark after Valentine’s Day? Head to Charming Disaster’s Murder Ballad Monday, featuring ghoulish folk music from Jessi Robertson, Kenwyn Dapo, Marilyn Carino, Jascha Hoffman, Hilary Downes, and Liz Tormes. (Monday, Branded Saloon, FREE)
2. Spend a wild evening curated by the great Eric Schmalenberger: it’s the premiere of The JoAnne Holiday Show, plus performances by singer/songwriter Holly Miranda, alt-cabaret star Erin Markey, comedian Dave Hill, and more, not to mention Girls star Jemima Kirke interviewing “the 500-million-year-old enigma know as CLAYWOMAN.” (Monday, House of Yes, $10)
This is one of the few things that you’ll actually be better at on drugs. via Broad City Instagram
We’re all anxiously awaiting the first episode of Broad City‘s third season (premiering Feb. 17 at 10pm, FYI). Will Ilana lose more teeth? Will Abbi ever peg a good man? Will another Brooklyn grocery store be ravaged by a life-sized Gumby?
While your imagination runs wild with the possibilities of what’s to come, here’s a way you can involved with the series hands-on: Broad City needs help painting a badass mural in Williamsburg this Saturday. The first 100 folks to show up for the job will get free “Broad Fucking City” tees, and everyone involved in the effort is invited to party at Kinfolk after the mural is finished with free drinks, Broad City swag and photo opps aplenty — including a special appearance from Bingo Bronson himself. (more…)
In the words of Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, “good news everyone!” Tomorrow, at 6pm, Amazon will lower the price of it’s prime service by 22 whole dollars! For just $73 dollars for a year-long subscription instead of the usual $99 (in honor of its two Golden Globe wins last Sunday), you can now start buying random things you possibly don’t need, but want anyway without having to pay for shipping. And it comes in just two days! The discount lasts through 11:59pm Sunday.
But you can also watch a bunch of good shows like Transparent and old episodes of Comedy Central shows like Broad City, plus lots more that will give you a break from the Netflix rotation. Here are my picks for five things that make the subscription worth it. (more…)
You’ve seen Abbi destroy one grocery store, now see her try to work at one
Very soon (February to be exact so maybe not that soon), our long national nightmare will be over, and we’ll have more Broad City episodes. Until then, we don’t know, watch the shorts that are being slowly released before Season 3 starts. Or, you could get an up close and personal view of everyone’s favorite misadventuring Brooklyn girls by heading to Bed-Stuy on Monday, because the show will be filming at a food co-op in the neighborhood. NOTE: Do not actually try to get up close and personal, that’s creepy as fuck. (more…)
It’s Tuesday, which means with any luck you’re procrastinating all your obligations until later in the work week. Well, kids, have we got a “Yas Queen” of a time-waster for you: the season 2 Broad City soundboard is up, and we’ve clicked through it multiple times. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t get old. (more…)
Birfday girl, about to hyperventilate because she thinks Weezy is at the same restaurant as her
This post is dedicated to all our readers who are 23 and under.
In the season 2 finale of Broad City, we celebrate Ilana’s 23rd birthday! And boy has she learned a lot in her short time on this planet—after all, hanging with her older, wiser amiga Abbi has made Ilana downright precocious. We compiled a list of Broad City life lessons from the season finale for our baby readers. Bonus—quite a few are New York-specific. (more…)
In season 2’s penultimate episode, Abbi and Ilana explore other women. Ilana’s narcissism fully realizes itself when she falls for her doppelganger (Alia Shawkat), while Abbi spends a wild night getting fucked up with Kelly Ripa. But their dream crushes turn to nightmares, fast. (more…)
Ilana Wexler: libertine, pothead, feminist, molder of young minds….Huh? In Episode 8, we see Ilana as the babysitter of a precocious, privileged boy Oliver, whose refined Manhattan mother (played by Amy Ryan) finds Ilana charmingly bohemian. She’s doing it for extra cash, right? Why else does anyone babysit?
Maybe, but Ilana has another objective: “Oliver is at a tipping point. If I don’t step in now, he could go to Yale, and then, Yale Law, and then kill a stripper and settle out in court….If I don’t do something, he could turn into another useless, rich old white man.” In her dealings with Oliver, Ilana is nothing if not a focused, systematic, purposeful leader of youth. But what kind of lessons are there to learn at the Ilana Wexler School of Parenting? (more…)