SXSW Comedy 2013 Lineup Announced

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The full lineup for this year’s 2013 SXSW Comedy has been announced, and it’s absolutely stacked from start to finish. From March 9-16, SXSW Comedy is proud to present a packed schedule of stand-up, improv, and sketch showcases, live podcast recordings, comedy-focused panels, and parties at venues across downtown Austin, TX. For six years, SXSW Comedy events – open to all badge and wristband holders – have brought some of the world’s funniest acts to the festival’s diverse audience. SXSW is excited to announce the 2013 preliminary lineup and schedule, and will be adding more shows and performers as the festival approaches – visit for the latest news.

2013 Participants Include:

James AdomianFred ArmisenAnthony Atamanuik

Scott Aukerman

Kevin Avery

Nate Bargatze

W. Kamau Bell

Matt Besser

Guy Branum

Matt Braunger

Janine Brito

Jerrod Carmichael

Neil Casey

Adam Cayton-Holland

Michael Cera

Drennon Davis

Jon Dore

Andres du Bouchet

Josh Fadem Brett GelmanChris Gethard

Tim Heidecker

Emily Heller

Moshe Kasher

Robert Kelly

Dwayne Kennedy

Kyle Kinane

Rob Huebel

Hari Kondabolu

Jay Larson

Natasha Leggero

Gabe Liedman

Ken Marino

Marc Maron

Max & Ivan

Eugene Mirman Aparna NancherlaMark Normand

Jay Oakerson

Eddie Pepitone

Andy Peters

Kevin Pollak

Rory Scovel

Andrew Short

Sarah Silverman

Jenny Slate

Nick Turner

Aisha Tyler

Eric Wareheim

Reggie Watts

Brent Weinbach

Joe Wengert

and more!

Official venues are Esther’s Follies (presented by TuneIn Radio), The North Door, and The IFC Crossroads House. Here are just some of the events to add to your calendar:

Burning Love
Go behind the scenes of Red Hour Films’ hilarious reality show parody Burning Love with some of the stars from the first two seasons (3/9 @ Esther’s Follies); with Ken Marino, Rob Huebel, Natasha Leggero, Kumail Nanjiani.

The Creek and The Cave Presents
A standup showcase curated by the theater that’s turned Long Island City into one of New York’s best bets for discovering new talent (3/9 @ The North Door); with Nate Bargatze, Emily Heller, Mark Normand, Eddie Pepitone, Andrew Short, Nick Turner

IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang
Recently renewed for a second, extended season, IFC hit series Comedy Bang Bang – based on the hit Earwolf podcast – is back at SXSW with host Scott Aukerman, band leader Reggie Watts and friends (3/9 @ The IFC Crossroads House).

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell’s FX show highlights his aptitude for on-point, observational humor, with an all-star staff of comic contributors (3/9 @ The North Door & 3/10 @ The IFC Crossroads House); with W. Kamau Bell, Kevin Avery, Guy Branum, Janine Brito, Dwayne Kennedy, Hari Kondabolu, Aparna Nancherla

The Upright Citizens Brigade presents All Stars of Improv
The best improvisers in the country come together to put on an irreverent show made up on the spot, featuring performers from the acclaimed theater’s Los Angeles and New York outposts (3/10 @ Esther’s Follies); with Anthony Atamanuik, Neil Casey, Jon Gabrus, Chris Gethard, Dru Johnston, Shannon O’Neill, Connor Ratliff, Joe Wengert

The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater presents The Best Damn Standup
Showcasing exceptional standup acts from both coasts (3/10 @ Esther’s Follies); with Jerrod Carmichael, Chris Gethard, Kyle Kinane, Joe Wengert

IFC’s Maron
Marc Maron previews his forthcoming series, which explores a fictionalized version of his relationships, his career, and his wildly popular WTF podcast (3/10 @ The IFC Crossroads House).

Comedy Bang Bang Live
Scott Aukerman brings his expertly curated standup showcase, a cornerstone of the Los Angeles comedy scene for a decade, to SXSW (3/11 @ Esther’s Follies).

Two Man Movie
In this completely improvised show, Neil Casey (Saturday Night Live) and Anthony Atamanuik (30 Rock) perform a never-before-seen movie (3/11 @ The IFC Crossroads House).

Conspiracy Theory Live with Jesse Ventura
The former Governor and wrestling legend (as played by James Adomian) has assembled a team of investigative experts to help unravel the biggest conspiracy yet (3/11 @ The IFC Crossroads House).

The Chris Gethard Show
Proudly billed as “the most bizarre and often saddest talk show in New York City,” this public access hit has fans across the globe (3/12 @ The IFC Crossroads House).

Robert Kelly’s Nasty Show
Presented by The Laugh Button and Gotham Comedy Club, this show challenges comics to bring their bluest material (3/12 @ Esther’s Follies); with Robert Kelly, Aisha Tyler, Matt Braunger, Jay Oakerson.

And from 3/10 – 3/11, CleftClips presents The Mischief at The North Door, two full days of curated showcases, tongue-in-cheek panels, special events, parties, and more, including:

The Super Serious Show
Super Serious is a Los Angeles based mash-up show featuring standup and sketch comedy, comedy videos and much more; with Gabe & Jenny, Brent Weinbach, Drennon Davis, Jerrod Carmichael, Kyle Kinane, Max & Ivan, Moshe Kasher

Mischief Beta Shows
Innovative formats in development at SXSW, these are high-energy, collaborative performances.

Not It
A chaotic, comedic version of hot potato — there are no winners. Only laughter. Hosted by Gabe Liedman, with Andy Peters, Jenny Slate, Jon Dore, Rory Scovel, music & noises by Drennon Davis

An elegant free form roast with plenty of toasts to the guest(s) of honor; with Adam Cayton-Holland, Andres du Bouchet, Brent Weinbach, Jay Larson, Jerrod Carmichael, Kyle Mizono, Rory Scovel

Funny or Die & Team Coco’s Comedy Climax
The thrilling conclusion of The Mischief at SXSW Comedy, featuring videos by Funny or Die; with Andres du Bouchet, Aparna Nancherla, Jay Larson, Jon Dore, Reggie Watts, Rory Scovel.

SXSW Comedy will also feature live podcast recordings and panels, the details for which can be found at Be sure to stay tuned for lineup and schedule additions.

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  • The Laugh Button show with Robert Kelly is going to be off the hook! But I might be a bit biased and all.