Broad City Does Improv
Given that both Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobsen are UCB vets, you can bet that they’ve got something to say about terrible improvisational comedy. Sure enough, Ilana’s bisexual, cunnilingus-loving love interest does turn out to have an Achilles’ heel: he’s the Britta Perry of improv, hogging the stage with his severely misguided Dr. Evil impressions. Ilana can’t bear to watch; it even distracts her during sex. Like all of Broad City, it’s priceless, but Glazer and Jacobsen making fun of their own medium is one of the show’s most successful bits to date.
Ben Conquers the Iron Throne
He and Leslie attempt some sexy Game of Thrones role play, but woefully un-geeky Leslie doesn’t get the references. Ben Wyatt is never better than when he’s going full nerd (“IT TELLS HUMAN STORIES IN A FANTASY WORLD”), so between that and our favorite couple’s first anniversary, we couldn’t be happier.
Community Moves On
For its second episode without either Pierce or Troy, Community did an impressive job of rallying its ensemble after an Olympics-induced hiatus. Jason Bailey recaps “Bondage and Beta Male Sexuality,” but our personal favorite moment belonged to John Oliver: “Have you met the girls who do like me, Jeff? Neither have I, but trust me, they’re bad people.” Love you, Duncan.
Portlandia Puts a Bird on It
For its fourth season premiere, the IFC sketch show brought on Kirsten Dunst and TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe for some help rounding out the ensemble. By now, you know how the show works; if you’re into a send-up of hipsters that never seems to run out of new angles, be sure to catch up.