Day: February 17, 2011

Comedy at SXSW 2011

Love comedy? Want to know where to find comedy at SXSW? For the first time in its 25 years, Austin's SXSW festival has included comedy across all three facets of the South by SouthWest festival, from Interactive through Film and Music, so you're just going to have to spend a few more days enjoying the best BBQ and friends than you were expecting. I'll update this post as needed. ‚ÄúStand-up comedy at SXSW touches on all the best things about our event,‚Äù says SXSW Managing Director Roland Swenson. ‚ÄúGreat comics are masters of live performance, the best story-tellers and pioneers in new media. We're incredibly proud that so many great comics choose to join us here.‚Äù Here's what's on tap (schedule updates as provided!) Saturday, March 12 A conversation on the movie Super, with James Gunn, Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page Being funny on Twitter (without getting fired) A conversation with Todd Phillips presents you Cracked Live! @ SXSW: 5-8 p.m., West Tent, Brush Square Park (for badgeholders), half-hour show featuring's Michael Swaim, Soren Bowie, Dan O‚ÄôBrien, Katie Willert and Cody Johnston, followed by a party. Brett Gelman, Dave Foley, Howard Kremer, Michael Ian Black, Scott Aukerman at Esther's Follies Doug Loves Movies taping Comedy Death-Ray at Esther's Follies, with Scott Aukerman, Michael Ian Black, Dave Foley, Brett Gelman, Howard Kremer, Kevin Pollak Sunday, March 13 Late Night...

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Bill Hader cracks up even when he’s explaining SNL’s “Stefon” character to David Letterman (VIDEO)

Credit Bill Hader for giving John Mulaney credit throughout this panel chat on tonight's Late Show with David Letterman, as Hader cracks up explaining how he cracks up whenever he performs the "Stefon" character on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update. "I've laughed every — dress and air — I've laughed every single time, because it's just ridiculous," he said, before bursting into another round of giggles. "You're not supposed to laugh. But Seth Meyers will start to go, and I'll see cue guy, the cue card guys will start laughing, and then, now it's gotten to the point where the guy putting on my mic will go, 'You are dead, buddy. You are going to laugh first thing out of the gate.' And then sometimes John Mulaney will change things as we walk out. I'll be walking out and he'll go, 'The club promoter's name is now Gay Liotta.' I'm like, 'Why did you just do that to me?'" You've read about how Hader and Mulaney came up with Stefon. Now watch and listen to Hader explain it (and his new fan base) to Letterman!...

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