Abbi Jacobson is one of Broad City's co-creators along with Ilana Glazer. She grew up in Pennsylvania and started her comic career studying stand up at the Maryland Institute College of Art. After moving to New York City, she started taking classes at the Atlantic Theater Company and at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB), which is where she met Glazer. In 2009, the two started a web-series called Broad City, and their project received positive attention and praise.
They then worked with Amy Poehler (one of the show's producers) on a script that was then sold to FX, but the project was cancelled. Comedy Central then purchased the script and ordered a pilot. Glazer appears on the Comedy Central series as a fictionalized version of herself called Abbi Abrams.
Jacobson wrote and performed her own show called Welcome to Camp, and also appeared in Human People. She is an illustrator and has two coloring books published through Chronicle Books so far.