Audio: Listen to @marcmaron, @michaelianblack talk to me about Social Media and Comedy at SXSW

My very first live podcast, everybody, and it happened at SXSW's 2011 Interactive Festival!

For those of you who missed the panel I moderated in Austin, "Social Media and Comedy: F**k Yeah!" or who just want to listen to it all over again, it was recorded for posterity. I asked Marc Maron, Michael Ian Black, Comedy Central's digital director Jordy Fox Ellner, The Comedy Store's Alf LaMont and Kambri Crews all about how the Internet has completely changed the game for comedians in the past few years. We talked about Twitter (obviously) but also MySpace (because it mattered) and more.

The hour starts out rough, but only because I moderated the panel and opened in a manner that suggested I needed to watch The King's Speech first, and also because I want to do what I've already just done in this paragraph, which is to lower your expectations. Don't worry, though.

Since we had a large screen hooked up to my laptop in the Hyatt's ballroom, I'll give you a few link cues to click on things during the discussion.

Enjoy listening to "Social Media and Comedy: F**k Yeah!" live from SXSWi 2011.

(12:55) Michael Ian Black replied to on Twitter

(15:00) Marc Maron took a picture of himself on an airplane

(17:20) Marc Maron's airplane photo and riffing became a story on


(52:50) Shout-outs to Rob Delaney (55:40) Joe Mande (58:20) Dave HillJenny Johnson and Olivia.

Follow my panelists on Twitter and elsewhere:

Marc Maron @marcmaron (WTF with Marc Maron podcasts on Mondays and Thursdays)

Alf LaMont @alflamont and at work at @TheComedyStore (

Kambri Crews @kambri

Jordy Fox @jordyfox and at work at @jokesdotcom ( and @atomcomedy (

Michael Ian Black @michaelianblack (

and me, Sean L. McCarthy @thecomicscomic

Twitter won't let me go back to find the questions that went unanswered via our official hashtag at #smcomedyfyeah, so if you did have a question during the panel, please remind me again and I'll try to provide you with an informative and slightly amusing answer.

Also, if the guy who held up his new iPad 2 throughout the hour to videotape us (and also thereby block the view of the people behind him, if he decides to share his video with the rest of us, I'll be sure to post that, too.

Furthermore: Give feedback on my panel back to SXSW via the mobile APP, or email them at inter AT sxsw DOT com

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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