Ilana Glazer

Active - 2015 - 2017  |   Born - Apr 12, 1987 in New York, New York, United States  |  

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  • As a kid with a video camera, wrote, directed and performed sketches with her older brother, Eliot, on two "channels" they called GBS (Glazer Broadcasting System) and KRAP-TV.
  • In college, studied comedy with Eliot at Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City, where their collaborations included the variety show High School Talent Show (2007-10). 
  • Met Abbi Jacobson in 2007 when the two were taking improv classes at UCB, and in 2009 launched the Web series Broad City.
  • Enlisted Amy Poehler, a founder of UCB and a fan of Broad City, to appear in the final episode, and Poehler wound up being the series' executive producer when it premiered on Comedy Central in January 2014; it was renewed for a second season in February.