Abbi Jacobson graduated from MICA in 2006, just a few years before the recession hit and the media became full of stories about how impossible it was for a young person to find a job. But Jacobson, who studied fine arts and video at MICA, seems to have done just fine — better than fine, in fact. She has her own show on Comedy Central, and it’s produced by none other than Amy Poehler.
The show, Broad City, began as a web series Jacobson wrote and performed with Ilana Glazer, who star as best friends trying to make a go of it in New York City. Unsurprisingly, it’s been compared (often favorably) to HBO’s hit show Girls; though its ratings haven’t been amazing, it’s already been renewed for a second season. This makes Jacobson the second young female comedian from a Baltimore school to have her own show on Comedy Central, along with Towson grad Amy Schumer.
And check out Jacobson totally repping for MICA in a recent episode. Hey, thanks Abbi – it’s nice to know you still care!