The hilarious Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer have created plenty of viral moments on their Comedy Central series “Broad City,” but perhaps none with more staying power than the anthemic cry, “Yas Queen!”
The pair admitted they adopted the catchphrase of rousing agreement or approval from Twitter star Johnny Versayce, who first recorded himself using the phrase in reaction to encountering his idol, Lady Gaga.
“I talk to him on Twitter sometimes, Johnny Versayce,” Glazer said during a recent chat for EmmyWrap magazine in advance of the show’s third season finale on Wednesday. “The video is so funny, you’re on a ride with him.”
“You really say it now… in real life,” Jacobson added.
“Broad City,” which also stars Hannibal Buress and John Gemberling, is an odd-couple comedy about two best friends navigating their 20s in New York City, where their adventures always lead down unexpected and outlandish paths.
The half-hour show is produced by Jacobson, Glazer, Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs. It was nominated for a Critics Choice Television Award the past two years. Glazer has also been singled out with two Best Actress nominations for her work.
Glazer, Downs and Aniello also have a companion series of sorts, the forthcoming stoner comedy “Time Traveling Bong.”
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