Amy Poehler Joins Comedy Central Panel

The panel, hosted on April 7, will turn the spotlight on "Broad City," which Poehler is exec producing

PARIS– “Broad City”‘s exec producer Amy Poehler has joined the roster of speakers set to participate in the Comedy Central panel at MipTV, the Cannes-set international TV showcase.

The panel will comprise “Broad City'”s creators, writers, exec producers and stars of both the original web and TV series, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, as well as Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s prexy of content development and original programming, Caroline Beaton, SVP of international programme sales for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN).

The discussion will draw on Viacom’s recent research study (“Comedy Across Borders”) that identified comedy as “the number one social currency,” and will  explore the series’ transition from the web to TV.

Comedy Central’s new hit show, “Broad City” follows two friends as they navigate their way in New York City. It features cameos from popular comedians including Poehler.

While a second season has already been greenlit, “Broad City” will be launched for international syndication at the confab which is set to kick off on April 7.

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