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That Time ‘Broad City’ Star Abbi Jacobson Got Called a Terrorist on a Plane

That Time ‘Broad City’ Star Abbi Jacobson Got Called a Terrorist on a Plane
Alex Honnold

Professional rock climber and subject of the new documentary “Free Solo”

“I’ve gone on glacier-climbing expeditions twice around the Ruth Gorge in Alaska. That’s pretty terrifying. You have no idea where crevasses might be. These glaciers are like hard ice which has deep cracks in it, that’s all covered by a layer of fresh snow. You punch through it like a crust. But you never know if you’ll punch all the way through into an abyss. So each step you’re like, “This could be my last one!” In both expeditions there, I’ve been the less-experienced climber, so they put me out in front as “the crevasse bunny”—the guy who finds the crevasses. I lack the skills to pull somebody out if they do fall in. So I’m the guy that has to fall in, because the others have a better chance of saving me.”

That Time ‘Broad City’ Star Abbi Jacobson Got Called a Terrorist on a Plane
Abbi Jacobson

Co-creator of “Broad City” and author of “I Might Regret This,” inspired by a solo road trip she took across the U.S. (Oct. 30, Grand Central Publishing)

“A few years ago, I partnered with an airline to curate a comedy show in the sky. We would do hourlong comedy sets interacting with passengers on flights taking off in London. I was about to do my set on a flight to New York when the pilot told us the plane was having technical difficulties and had to go back to Heathrow. We managed to get rebooked on the last flight to New York. After we took off, I began my set. About a half-hour into it, a flight attendant proceeded to yell that I was a terrorist. Turns out, no one had told anyone on this new plane that this was all part of a campaign with the airline.”

That Time ‘Broad City’ Star Abbi Jacobson Got Called a Terrorist on a Plane
Ruth Ware

Crime novelist and author, most recently, of “The Death of Mrs. Westaway”

“One of my earliest travel memories is from a trip to Brittany in France. I must have been about 5 and my sister about 3, and we were taken to visit some dolmen—ancient megalithic stone tombs. They’re usually above ground, but this one had been partially buried and was unusually big. Once the tour group was down there, the guide switched off the lights, presumably for a spooky thrill. My sister and I, both terrified by being unexpectedly plunged into prehistoric darkness, squeaked and seized hold of my dad’s legs, burying our faces in his midriff. When the lights came on we got an even bigger shock. My dad was standing on the other side of the tomb and we were clutching a (rather amused) random Frenchman.”

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