• Broad City removes Dave Becky as EP for final season

    Broady City is returning for its final season this week and will be doing so without Dave Becky. Comedy Central confirmed to Vulture that Becky will not be credited as an executive producer for the show’s final season. This will be the first season since the show premiered back in 2014 that Becky has not been listed as an EP.

    Becky is a partner at 3 Arts Entertainment—which will remain credited as a production company affiliated with the series. A spokesperson confirmed that the removal of Becky as an EP was a mutual decision between stars Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, and Becky himself.

    Since 2017, there have been reports surrounding Becky’s standing with the show. The former EP was also Louis C.K.’s manager and when the New York Times reported on the comedian’s history of sexual abuse, they also reported that Becky allegedly helped to keep C.K.’s actions under wraps and dismantle his victims’ careers.

    Celebrities split on working with Dave Becky

    Becky dropped C.K. as a client and apologized for his actions in 2017, saying “I now comprehend that my response was perceived as a threat to cover up sexual misconduct. This is not an excuse. What I did was wrong, and again, I am extremely sorry.” Longtime C.K. collaborator Pamela Adlon dropped Becky as her manager, but many of his other high profile clients—Amy Poehler, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari—did not publically follow her lead.

    Jacobson and Glazer addressed the situation in an interview with SiriusXM in 2017. Jacobson said at the time, “[It’s an] upsetting thing to find out his involvement in the whole thing, so it’s definitely something that we are kind of constantly talking about right now.”

    Glazer added, “And also, we take accountability for using this white dude power to get our show on TV—we’re accountable for that.” She continued, “We’re not accountable for Louis’s actions, for Becky’s actions, but we are accountable for using his power to get our show on TV.”

    Becky is still an executive producer on Amazon’s Forever, NBC’s Making it and I Feel Bad, and Netflix’s new series Russian Doll.

    Rosa Escandon

    I am a stand up comic and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. When I'm not on stage, I am Comedy Editor for The Tusk, sit on the board of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, and writing my next project. I am passionate about writing about feminism and comedy as well as how women, LBGTQ people, and minorities are changing the face of comedy and entertainment. You may have seen me on Buzzfeed Video, Seriously.TV, aplus, or maybe just on twitter.

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