Girls Write Now is thrilled to honor Ilana Glazer with the Groundbreaker Award.
“When women have the agency to write stories, they take back the power of creating narrative- no matter what gender those narratives represent. GIRLS WRITE NOW is helping to foster that power in the next generation of women writers.”
—Ilana Glazer, Recipient of the “Groundbreaker” Award
Ilana Glazer is an ECNY (Emerging Comic New York) nominated comedian, writer, and performer based in New York City. Along with Abbi Jacobson she was a creator, co-writer, and star of the original web series “Broad City” and the two of them regularly performed “Broad City Live,” a monthly show at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater NY. “Broad City,” the web series, has been nominated for the ECNY’s (Emerging Comic New York) “Best Web Series” award and Glazer received an individual nomination for her stand-up. It has since been developed into a television series on Comedy Central by executive producer Amy Poehler.
Glazer has been a writer for projects including AOL’s My Daily and Lemondrop, an actress in various indie projects, and is regularly featured in video content for popular blogs such as ESPN, Asylum, VH1, and MTV. Her ECNY nominated live show “High School Talent Show” (which she co- created with her brother Eliot Glazer) ran at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater NY for over three years and had amazing guest stars including Zach Galifianakis. Glazer is a graduate of New York University, has trained at Upright Citizens Brigade NY and is originally from Long Island.