Get Up Close and Personal with Broad City Co-Creator and Star Abbi Jacobson at the B. PHL Innovation Festival

Abbi Jacobson in a pink, brown, and aqua striped sweater in front of an aqua background

Philadelphia September 10, 2019B. PHL, a new city-wide innovation festival being held in Philadelphia October 15-17, just announced the addition of Abbi Jacobson. The Philadelphia area native is a writer, producer, actor, director and illustrator best known as the co-creator and star of Broad City, which wrapped up its fifth and final season earlier this year.

During B. PHL, Jacobson will be participating in a fireside chat, where she will discuss how she approaches innovation as a woman in comedy, through her series Broad City, in her career beyond the show, and more. Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to engage with her during an interactive Q&A session.

Currently, Jacobson is writing and executive producing a TV adaptation of A League of Their Own for Amazon. She can also be heard voicing Princess Bean in Netflix’s series Disenchantment, and she hosts A Piece of Work podcast in partnership with MoMA on WNYC. An accomplished author and illustrator, Jacobson has produced two New York Times best-sellers, I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff (2018), and the illustrated book, Carry This Book. She also published two coloring books: Color This Book: New York City and Color This Book: San Francisco.

The exact time and location of this event will be finalized in the coming weeks. In addition to Jacobson, B. PHL will feature three jam-packed days of interactive workshops, sessions, and exhibits focused on arts and culture, science, business, social impact, health care, and more. With the purchase of a badge, attendees will gain access to the full suite of festival events and locations, all of which are walkable and accessible by public transportation.

For more information about the festival, event schedules, and to keep updated on the latest news, such as added participants, tickets, and more, visit and follow B. PHL on Instagram @bphlfest, Twitter @BPHLFest, and Facebook @BPHLFest.

About B. PHL

The three-day B. PHL festival is designed to build the city’s reputation as the most innovative city on the East Coast – a true place of choice for those looking to inspire new ideas, make connections, and ignite novel ways of doing things. Locations around Philadelphia will hold interactive workshops, sessions, exhibits, and events highlighting innovation in fields like health care, technology, engineering, art, music, film, and more. B.PHL is partnering with and highlighting organizations throughout the region, local entrepreneurs and individual innovators including The City of Philadelphia, leading universities and colleges, large and small nonprofits, Fortune 500 companies, and community outreach organizations. To keep updated on the latest news about the festival, such as added participants, locations, tickets, and more, visit

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