There’s a lot of stuff out there in the world vying for both your attention and your hard-earned dollars. The Laugh Button is here to help you make the right decisions when it comes to purchasing funny things. Here’s what’s cool to buy this week.
Broad City: Season 1 on DVD
It’s still over a month until the return of hit Comedy Central sitcom Broad City for its second season on January 14, but the new arrival of its first season on DVD is sure to placate anxious fans. Now there’s an easy, cheap way to relive the old episodes at any time. This new release is especially good news for anyone who desires more Broad City than the web series of the same name can provide. The online version preceded the TV show, yet only hinted at what was to come, and this DVD collection is a nice reminder of that step up.
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are both the creators and the stars of the series, which might explain why it works so well. These two absolutely embody their characters, so much so that their fictional characters have the same first names as their real selves. Either way, they’re just plain hilarious; never has the infamous New York Struggle felt so funny. Weed, women, and wackiness make an excellent combo time after time throughout this show’s first season, with Hannibal Buress’ more down-to-earth recurring character providing a comic counterbalance to Ilana and Abbi. Everyday problems are absolutely paramount, and the realness is always somehow amusing. Although Ilana and Abbi may not have much money, comedy this good is a pretty strong reason to spend yours.