The babes of Comedy Central’s Broad City — Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer — are on the cover of next month’s Nylon magazine, alongside a feature full of amazingly styled 90s-inspired photos and an interview that dives into the comics’ passion for politics.
The latter is no surprise, since then-presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton played a fairly prominent role in Broad City‘s recent third season. And the show’s forthcoming new episodes, which premiere later this summer, promise plenty more hyper-topical commentary.
As the Nylon interview begins, the girls are busy editing the new season of Broad City, and are considering throwing an anti-Trump reference into an episode set in right-wing Florida:
As the show ends, and the camera pulls away from the pastel sprawl of retirement homes below, they could insert a skywriter, or maybe an airplane trailing a fluttering banner that says #resist. It would be the final touch on an episode filled with Broad City standards: bong hits, irreverent Judaism, body-cavity jokes. Maybe it’s just the right flourish for 2017?
“We could put that in there,” says Jacobson. “But it’s also, like, just being ourselves is resistance.”
While the show won’t necessarily center on our current political climate, it won’t shy away from it, either:
“We won’t be picking up exactly from November 9,” explains Glazer. “But our timeline will be vaguely current. This season is infused with what they’re feeling—and what we’re feeling—which is something along the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Sometimes it may just be a joke, or something in the background, but we definitely want that feeling to be cohesive across the season.”
And, of course, the piece touches on the topic everyone always wants to talk about when a show’s going really well: when it’s going to inevitably end. But luckily for us, it doesn’t sound like the girls will be slowing down anytime soon:
Lately, Glazer and Jacobson have started discussing how, and when, Broad City should end. “You just have to start thinking about it,” says Jacobson. “Four years is pretty legitimate. Most shows don’t go that long.”
“We’re still at the point where every episode is like our baby,” Glazer adds. “But I would never want to get to a point where we’re off our game in writing this world and these characters. That’s kind of when I think we’ll just know it’s time to stop.”
The fourth season of Broad City debuts on August 23rd; the August issue of Nylon is on stands (and online) now.
Here’s Broad City’s full spread, shot by Charlotte Rutherford: