April 22, 2021 8:00 PM to 9:30 PMUptown Campus
TUCP Comedy is so excited to announce that Ilana Glazer is coming to Tulane to do a virtual show on Thursday, April 22 at 8 PM! The Q&A portion of the show will be lead by Tulane’s very own Merissa Nathan Gerson! Here is some information about our guest:
ILANA GLAZER is a co-creator, writer, director, executive producer, and star of the critically-acclaimed show Broad City. Broad City was previously nominated by the Writers Guild of America for ‘Best Comedy Series.’ After a fifth and final season, Ilana is now working on a number of different projects, one, in particular, is her Generator Collective series, which she co-founded with Glennis Meagher in 2016, to gather, talk, and learn more about politics and government ‘without feeling dumb.’ Ilana has hosted a number of Generator Live events with Genny Social dance parties to get the public involved and attendees registered to vote.
Upcoming, Ilana will be seen in the a24 psychological horror film she also co-wrote and produced titled False Positive in which she stars alongside Justin Theroux and Pierce Brosnan.
Most recently, Ilana released her debut standup special The Planet is Burning on Amazon Prime Video. In the one-hour special, Ilana takes the audience on a journey of figuring out the real-life differences between herself, Ilana Glazer, and her Broad City character, Ilana Wexler.
Ilana along with Abbi Jacobson signed a first-look deal with Comedy Central and Viacom Television networks and currently has two projects already in development at Comedy Central under the new pact including Mall Town USA and Young Professionals, as well as Young Professionals alongside her brother, Eliot Glazer.
Ilana starred opposite Scarlett Johansson in Sony Pictures’ comedy, Rough Night, directed by Lucia Aniello. She was also seen in the film The Night Before opposite Seth Rogan and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. llana voiced the character of EB, in Ellen DeGeneres’ Netflix Series Green Eggs and Ham. The series is based on the classic Dr. Seuss book which also stars Adam Devine, Michael Douglas, and Keegan-Michael Key. In 2017, Glazer and 2 Dope Queens star Phoebe Robinson toured across North America with an 11-city stop for their YQY (Yaaas Queen Yaaas) tour.
Glazer trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater where she and Abbi Jacobson met. She currently resides in New York City.
MERISSA NATHAN GERSON’S first book, Forget Prayers, Bring Cake: A Single Woman’s Guide to Grieving comes out this August. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Playboy, Tablet, Modern Loss, Lilith, and beyond. She was the inherited trauma consultant to Amazon’s Emmy-winning show Transparent and the author of Ask Your Yenta, an advice column that Bitch Magazine named the top ten to watch in 2010. The founder of KenMeansYes.org, a consent advocacy organization, she speaks nationwide on inherited trauma, consent education, and religious sex education.
We can’t wait to see you there!