Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Abbi Jacobson Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
What I love about comedy is that it’s unquestionably working. There are varying degrees of that, where there’s something that makes you smile and is funny versus something that makes you hysterically laugh.
There haven’t been a lot of superhero movies with female leads, and there have been even fewer – if any – that were truly funny. I heard Ant-Man was, but I haven’t seen that yet. So, that would be my goal, my dream – to be a super-heroine who’s not afraid to be feminine and also not afraid to make people laugh.
I’m a big Sephora fan.
I love Maira Kalman. She’s an amazing illustrator and writer. I’ve loved her since I was in college, but when I moved to New York and experienced the same city she was drawing and writing about, I developed a whole new appreciation. Her work made me observe everything so much deeper and more joyfully.
I love comedy, but I was just obsessed with ‘SNL’ growing up.
I definitely relate so much to a lot of women in comedy, but I don’t love segregating the genders. I’m just as influenced by male comedians as I am female comedians.
I would love to be at a place where a girl character can also be a role model for young boys.
I’m not super, super religious. If this is okay to say, I’m more culturally Jewish.
I really admire people that do more than one thing. That’s sort of the goal, right – to be an artist that can work in any medium. That’s what I hope for my career.
Female-driven shows have to be every single thing and are constantly criticized in a way that male-driven shows are not.
I’m from outside Philadelphia, a town called Wayne, which is, like, 25 minutes northwest.
I ended up going to college for visual arts but moved up to New York after I graduated from college in 2006 and started going gung ho to the Upright Citizens Brigade, and I realized that that was what I was really interested in and what I really wanted to do.
Everything on ‘Broad City’ that my character has drawn is my stuff from years and years ago.
I will say that a lot of art, some of the best art, has very powerful and meaningful messages behind it, and the more you read the stuff on the walls, the more you learn the artist’s intention, and you have a totally new point of view of what it’s about.
I really want to continue doing art. I would love to go back to doing paintings one day.
I started getting really interested in comedy when I was in middle school.
I just got really into this one girl on Instagram and had her paint little pineapples on my nails during shooting.
Art school can be a wonderful place if you’re trying to find your voice and your style and your taste.
We couldn’t pitch the show without having created one, at least one 20 to 25 minute version of ‘Broad City.’ We wouldn’t know how to describe it.
If people watch ‘Broad City’ very closely, we just drop lines about people we love, just to say we like them.
We live in such a celebrity-driven culture, but all those people have to go buy toilet paper, and all those people have products they use and their favorite sweet treats. They all have to write to-do lists, and they’re all reading books – well, hopefully most people are doing those things.
Why does ‘writer’ have no gender, but ‘actor’ has a gender? What is that?
I sometimes worry that maybe it’s better to be really good at one thing than be okay at a couple things.
I feel like comedy had a boys’-club label when we were starting.
Before ‘Broad City,’ I had a lot of jobs that I knew were not for me, but when you’re young and don’t know exactly what you’re going to do, if an opportunity comes up, you feel like, ‘This is an opportunity; I have to try it.’
You know how when you get older you actually want to learn? When I went to college, I wasn’t as interested in the art history classes as I am now.
Sometimes the art world can be a scary place, and you feel like you should know more than you do, but it’s okay to not know everything!
I’m really inspired by the power of the individual. People like Gloria Steinem.
We love to start from a real place, whether it’s us or our friends or working on a story from a writer’s friend.
It’s very natural and simple to me, drawing, because I’ve drawn since I was a kid. It’s just the most normal thing for me to do. And it’s very meditative.