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.
‚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
Cracked.com presents you Cracked Live! @ SXSW: 5-8 p.m., West Tent, Brush Square Park (for badgeholders), half-hour show featuring Cracked.com'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
Comedy showcase "Dark, Bitter and Sweet" at Esther's Follies: Anthony Jeselnik, Ben Kronberg, Matt Bearden, Marc Maron
Just For Laughs festival auditions at Cap City Comedy Club
Monday, March 14
John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show (in Austin) with John Oliver, Pete Holmes, Al Madrigal, Kumail Nanjiani, Brendon Walsh.
Tuesday, March 15
Comedy showcase "Talk Nerdy to Me" at Esther's Follies: Chris Hardwick, Eugene Mirman, Doug Benson, Tom Lennon
Friday, March 18
Ether's Follies: (early) Darryl Lenox, Eugene Mirman, Hampton Yount, Jena Friedman, Kurt Braunohler, Tig Notaro; (late) Amy Schumer, Ben Kronberg, Bryson Turner, Chelsea Peretti, Chris Cubas, Glenn Wool, Joe Derosa, Rob Cantrell
Saturday, March 19
Esther's Follies: (early) Ben Kronberg, Bryson Turner, Chelsea Peretti, Chris Fairbanks, Hampton Yount, Joe Derosa, Tig Notaro; (late) Amy Schumer, Chris Cubas, Darryl Lenox, Donald Glover, Glenn Wool, Jena Friedman, Kurt Braunohler
Elsewhere around Austin…
Cap City Comedy Club has Paul Varghese headlining during the bulk of SXSW (March 16-19), with Alex Koll and Doug Mellard the week starting it March 9-12.
The New Movement Theater has an all-female lineup on March 17 with Lashonda Lester, Amber Bixby, Maggie Maye and Kath Barbadoro; Ben Kronberg and Chris Trew, followed by Brooke Van Poppelen and John F. O'Donnell on March 18; and Joe DeRosa with Andrew Tompkins and John F. O'Donnell on March 19.
The SXSW film schedule also includes a documentary about Conan O'Brien's 2010 concert tour, a documentary of NYC's indie comedy scene — Tell Your Friends! The Movie — Mel Gibson as a ventriloquist in The Beaver, Paul, Dane Cook's new movie, and other selections.
Comedians attending SXSW include:
Scott Aukerman, Matt Bearden, Doug Benson, Michael Ian Black, Kurt Braunohler, Rob Cantrell, Chris Cubas, Joe Derosa, Chris Fairbanks, Dave Foley, Jena Friedman, Brett Gelman, Donald Glover, Chris Hardwick, Pete Holmes, Anthony Jeselnik, Howard Kremer, Ben Kronberg, Tom Lennon, Darryl Lenox, Al Madrigal, Marc Maron, Doug Mellard, Eugene Mirman, Kumail Nanjiani, Tig Notaro, John Oliver, Chelsea Peretti, Kevin Pollak, Amy Schumer, Brody Stevens, Bryson Turner, Brendon Walsh, Glenn Wool, Hampton Yount