Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will finally appear on this week's episode of "Broad City" after the appearance was highly publicized. The stars of the Comedy Central show Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer dished about what it was like to film with Clinton and why her appearance on the show was not meant to be a political statement.
Glazer and Jacobson appeared over the weekend at a panel for "Broad City" at the South by Southwest Festival festival in Austin, Texas. During the panel, the two were asked by someone in the audience why they had Clinton on the show as opposed to her opponent in the Democratic primaries, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
"We were not trying to make a statement, to be honest," Jacobson said. "We wrote season 3 a year ago, at this point. That's not our show really: Let's make a political stance here. It was really more that this is something Ilana's character would do. Hillary, even regardless of where we stand - and we love Hillary - is such an iconic figure. These girls being around her is not an everyday thing. That's how we felt being around her. It was like, 'Oh, this is a different world.'"
"Because she's this icon, we're trying to make really good TV. I think you'll watch the episode and think it's a really great episode of TV," Glazer added.
In the upcoming episode where Clinton is featured, Glazer's character - who is also named Ilana - goes to work for Clinton's campaign. The episode also features "Sex in the City" star Cynthia Nixon, "Saturday Night Live" alum Rachel Dratch and Alan Alda. When Jacobson and Glazer first started to write this particular episode, Clinton did not even need to be in it. The two girls finally decided to ask Clinton to make an appearance in the episode through "Broad City" executive producer Amy Poehler, who famously impersonated Clinton during her time on "Saturday Night Live."
"Your dear friend Amy was a little helpful," Glazer told "Late Night" host Seth Meyers earlier this month. "Amy was incredible. She whisked the experience along, and we were like, 'Mm-hmm, absolutely.' We were so nervous."
Clinton's episode of "Broad City" airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.