Gotham Awards: 'Broad City' Stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson to Host

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Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson

The duo behind the Comedy Central series will preside over the independent film awards, which this year is also recognizing television and online series.

Broad City stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson will host the 25th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, it was announced Tuesday.

The comedic duo and creative team behind Comedy Central's Broad City will emcee the annual event, which is traditionally seen as the kick off of Oscar season but this year is recognizing TV and online series as well.

“We’re excited to include Ilana and Abbi in the 25th anniversary Gotham Awards celebrations,” said Joana Vicente, executive director of the Independent Filmmaker Project, which presents the Gotham Awards, and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. “As huge fans of Broad City, we can’t wait to ring in 25 years of the Gothams with these funny ladies at the helm and know their local flavor will be a unique addition to this year’s show.”

Glazer and Jacobson poked fun at joint statements in press releases in Tuesday's announcement by claiming that they "simultaneously" said, "We couldn't be more excited about hosting the Gotham Awards and are humbled to be invited by IFP."

Past Gotham Awards hosts include Nick Kroll, Jon Stewart, Mike Birbiglia, Uma Thurman, Oliver Platt and Edie Falco, Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson, Michael Ian Black and David Cross.

Glazer and Jacobson are currently in post-production on the third season of Broad City, which will premiere on Comedy Central in February. The two are also set to make separate appearances in upcoming movies, with Jacobson set to be seen in Universal's Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, hitting theaters next spring, and Glazer set to be seen in Sony's The Night Before, hitting theaters on Nov. 20.

The 25th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards are set for Monday, Nov. 30 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Todd Haynes, Steve Golin, Robert Redford and Helen Mirren will receive this year's director, industry, actor and actress tributes.

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