Photos: 'Broad City' Art Show Hits Meltdown Comics This Weekend
The Broad City crew (played by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer) exist in an age of high expectations and underwhelming results; a perfect reflection of the real-life world we exist in. In spite of all the disappointments and day-to-day snafus, the BFFs soldier on with an airtight friendship and a steady diet of 420. The show, then, is not only hilarious, but also strangely comforting in how it confronts the strange realities of the 21st century.
Am I reading too much into the show? Maybe. But it seems like I'm not the only one who's elevating Broad City beyond its 22 minute runtime. This Friday, Meltdown Comics on Sunset will unveil "NOMO FOMO: An Art Show About Broads in the City." The event will feature more than 75 pieces of Broad City-inspired art. The idea for the exhibit was spawned from the Broad City Tumblr page, where fan art is shared on a regular basis.
"I've always been enamored with how passionate and diverse the featured art is," said Jane Dope of Eat More Art Out Productions. Dope is helping curate the show. She adds that the show is much more than comedy. "Broad City isn't just funny. It's a really important feminist show that's created a whole community around it. And we want to honor that with an exhibit."
The event will be open to the public at 8 p.m on Friday at Meltdown Comics inside the Nerdist showroom. Admission is free, though you'll probably want to get there early to beat the crowds. Aside from the art, you can also expect DJs, food, drinks, and a photo booth at the opening. If you can't make it on Friday, don't fret, as the exhibit will run till October 7.
Will Abbi and Ilana drop in for an appearance? Dope told LAist that Comedy Central had confirmed that the pair know about the show, but there are no current plans for them to show up. "We would probably cry tears of joy if they showed up," said Dope.
NOMO FOMO: An Art Show About Broads in the City opens Friday, at 8 p.m. at Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, (323) 851-7223. Admission is free.