In the past few years we’ve seen more shows and movies featuring female fuckups, from Young Adult to Girls to Bachelorette. But usually, these women are embarrassed by their failure to get it together, and their insecurities spill over to poison their friendships and romantic relationships alike. By contrast, the women of Broad City exhibit very real imperfections without the self-loathing. This strikes me as a huge step forward. Abbi and Ilana don’t just reject the exacting standards most women feel they have to live up to, they still feel great about themselves. And their self-esteem is probably directly attributable to their unflinching support of each other and the pleasure they take in each other’s company.
After 200+ episodes (each roughly 2 hours long) it was a tough choice, but here are my top 5 favorite episodes of YMIW. Let’s just say, lasers are off the charts in these. These were when the guest and Pete got along immediately and just riffed bits and laughed about it for two hours. Bert and John were totally new to me when I listened, but you don’t have to know them to enjoy it.
1. Bert Kreischer
2. Bo Burnham
3. Matt McCarthy
4. Johnny Pemberton
5. John F. O’Donnell
Besides Bo who already did one, I’d love to hear returning guest episodes with all of these.
Which episodes would you make your top 5?
If late-night television is supposed to set the tone for our nation’s conversation, then all we’re getting right now is a lot of white noise.
THEY WOULDNT LET ME CALL IT “NO MORE WHITE DICKS” BUT I AM STILL HONORED MASHABLE ASKED ME TO WRITE THIS
Shelby Fero lovingly breaks down the late night frenzy.
Why hasn’t there been serious consideration for a non white male host?
The author shelbysbutt says her top 5 picks for host of the Late Show would be: Wyatt Cenac, Hari Kondabolu, Cameron Esposito, Keegan-Michael Key and Nicole Byer.