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Ask me anything   my name is abbi. I'm a visual and performing artist living in new york city. This is where I share stuff I make and find! Ask me Stuff!

lespanishfrenchy asked: Hey Abbi, I made a Tumblr like today to ask you just one question, will there be a second season of Broad City? Just wondering because I it's an amazing show, I've seen each episode at least three times. Sincerely, a fellow New Yorker from Brooklyn.


Answer:

Hell yeah broseph, we’re writing it right now! Thanks so much!

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sadandshallow asked: So funny story, i got hardcore expelled because i gave a girl aderral and she couldn't handle it (it was like 10mg) so she went to the nurse or whatever. So now i go to this secondary school where i get patted down and stuff. Its super fun or whatever. Anyways I just wanted to say that most of the time I'm suicidal or drunk but I'm neither of those things when i watch your show. Thanks for making me feel not so small. Also i think i want to marry Ilana. Or just hold her hand for like ever


Answer:

I read this and I thought about what I was like in High School and what high school was like in general. It sounds like you’re in a rough spot, but I can also tell you are finding the funny and the bizarre in your situation, which is what you gotta do. I am happy our show can provide a bit of an escape, but more that that, I hope that you know that sometimes the best thing about high school is that it ends, and you get to reinvent yourself.  You will continue to get to and have to reinvent yourself over and over, so be patient but also know that time makes everything better.  In time, maybe you’ll be getting patted down everyday…in a good way :)

Ugh, terrible joke.  I’m really hit or miss. I took this photo of myself for you to show you exactly what I’m doing on a Saturday night.  I’m cool as fuck.

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Anonymous asked: How did you manage to balance working on your career (being an artist) and your daily odd jobs? I'm currently in the position where I need to make money, but I'm concerned I'll lose sight of my overall goal. You seem to have worked that out really well.


Answer:

When I first moved here, and the following years it was all about working during the day and doing comedy at night.  I’d draw stuff and try to sell it on stores and Etsy and in the park on the weekends.  It’s all about lighting that fire under your ass to get going and trying to use all the time in the day.  I know that sounds obvious and also annoying, but no one’s gonna call you up and be like— Come on Anonymous!  I always think of that Steve Martin quote: “be so good they can’t ignore you” So keep making that money, but also believe in yourself and that whatever art you’re pursuing is worth you time. 

Also set deadlines and tell other people about them, thus holding yourself accountable.

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Anonymous asked: How are alia shawkat and ilana not sisters or related in some way? It's seriously freaky. I love them so much.


Answer:

When I first met Ilana, I thought it was Alia Shawkat.  It was the first rehearsal of my new idid improv team and I no joke thought Maeby was on my team.  

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Anonymous asked: Hey abbi, is bevers based on anyone in real life?


Answer:

Bevers is  loosely based on a living situation when I first moved to New York, but the character developed once we asked John Gemberling to do it.  But the name Bevers is actually the last name of my best friend since I was 6, Jessica Bevers. She just loovvveeees that I did that.

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Anonymous asked: Hey, I just graduated from college and I studied film and writing but I love acting. I want to do both, especially improv, but I literally don't know where to start. Any tips?


Answer:

1. Congrats on graduation and on knowing what you want to do/get involved in!

2. Depending on where you are, I’d say find a theatre-which means usually there’s a community surrounding it with people doing exactly the same thing you want to be doing.  Throw yourself into that world— go see shows/take classes/start making stuff.  If you don’t live somewhere that has that… move.

3. Start now. Don’t wait.

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claraisobsessed asked: You've probably talked about this in interviews and stuff, but how much of Broad City is improvised? Also, what should I do about a summer job? My Mom won't stop bugging me about it :/ I'm a junior in college, and I know that dumb internship route is the "way to go," but nothing is working out and I can't even get a regular job. Anyways, love the show! Great work!


Answer:

Hi Clara— thanks for checking out the show!!

So,Broad CIty is fully scripted, many times over in fact. But because we have improv backgrounds and work with so many amazing improvisors, we tend to shoot around 2-3 scripted takes and then move into “fun run” territory, where it’s looser and we can explore something that might have worked that wasn’t in the script.

Summer Jobs: I actually never had any internships over the Summer during college… but I had a lot of shitty, meaningless day jobs after I graduated so I might not be the best person to ask. I was a counselor at an overnight camp throughout my Summers in college. It didn’t pay amazingly, but I didn’t have any expenses cause you live there and you don’t need transportation.  It didn’t get me ahead in any networking opportunity or anything to put on my resume. But looking back now, there’s a very small window of your life where you can live like that— have Summers that aren’t stressful in the way the world can be once you graduate.  I’d say use this last Summer while you’re a student to still be a kid.  Next year it will be different and you’ll have a lot more pressure.. not just from you mom. :)

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popculturebrain:

Watch: Outtakes from Amy Poehler’s Old Navy commercial

The. Best.

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Anonymous asked: Damn Abbi I had no idea you were holdin ass and thickness like that !


Answer:

Thanks for the sweet note! I’m holdin so much ass I didn’t even realize!

— 1 month ago with 81 notes
joshruben:

kankerangel:

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Please reblog, please return this girl home safe to her friends and family

joshruben:

kankerangel:

I don’t have the biggest following, but this needs to be shared in every possible outlet. Hayley is important to so many people here, and they are literally trudging through marsh in the cold rain to find her. Vital information is missing in this case, such as the identity of the “group of people” who helped her fix her tire. If anyone has changed a tire in the New Orleans/UNO area, please come forward. If anyone has seen Hayley or her vehicle, please come forward. 
And please, please reblog this. It’s been nearly four days, and we refuse to lose hope. 
This is the facebook page that has been created to aide in the search, where more information can be found: https://www.facebook.com/HelpFindHayleyHoward

Please reblog, please return this girl home safe to her friends and family

— 1 month ago with 3143 notes