Hillary Clinton set to make guest appearance on ‘Broad City’
The Democratic candidate and stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer shared photos as ‘three best friends on the set’ of comedy series’ upcoming third season
Hillary Clinton is cool. She made Lena Dunham a fangirl. She sang arm in arm with Kate McKinnon. And in her latest attempt to appeal to millennial women, Clinton will appear alongside comedy’s hottest stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer on their show, Broad City.
Clinton broke the news posting a photo of herself with the show’s stars and Amy Poehler, an executive director. The show’s Twitter account also released a photo that showed a frame of Clinton on the Broad City set with Jacobson and Glazer.
In the frame, Clinton is almost glowing as sun beams through a stain-glass window of her campaign logo. Is she trying to match the show’s Oprah mosaic wall art?
“Just three best friends on the set of @BroadCity season 3!” read the caption.
Clinton is counting on women and millennials for support, which seems like a natural fit. But her rabble-rousing challenger, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, has been peeling away some of the youth vote. A recent NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll found that young voters between the ages of 18 and 29 favored Clinton’s rival by a margin of 48% percent to her 33%.
As for Clinton’s appearance on the show, there are few details. Will she play herself or take on a new character? Will Poehler impersonate her like old times? Clinton shined as Val the Bartender opposite her doppelgänger on SNL.
Poehler — as erstwhile parks administrator Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation — once called her “the strongest, smartest punching bag in the world”. (Knope also kept a framed photo of the former first lady in her office.)
The show’s third season debuts on Feb. 17 on Comedy Central.