South by Southwest (SXSW) Comedy is excited to announce its lineup of live podcasts, plus a preview of this year’s expanded comedy programming, which runs throughout the Interactive, Film, and Music festivals. SXSW Comedy runs from March 10–17, 2012 in Austin, Texas.
This year, we’ll present eight live comedy podcast tapings featuring top comics and surprise celebrity guests. The lineup includes:
WTF with Marc Maron
Doug Loves Movies with Doug Benson
Comedy Bang Bang with Scott Aukerman
You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
The Smartest Man In The World with Greg Proops
Sklarbro Country with Jason and Randy Sklar
Who Charted? with Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack
and Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show
Also new for 2012, programming will feature two additional nights of comedy showcases, two new venues, and a track of comedy-focused panels. The complete lineup of participating talent and the full schedule will be announced soon at sxsw.com/comedy.
SXSW Comedy Showcases
Eight straight nights of stand-up start on Saturday, March 10, featuring some of the biggest names in comedy alongside up-and-coming acts from across the country, and collaborations with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Funny or Die, Gotham Comedy Club, and more. This year, SXSW Comedy will also expand to multiple venues, offering more shows, seats, and performers than ever before.
Comedy events are available at no additional cost to all SXSW attendees. Shows taking place during the Film and Interactive conferences (March 10-13) will be open to those with Platinum, Gold, and Film badges. Shows during the Music festival (March 13-17) will be open to those with Platinum and Music badges and Music wristbands.
SXSW Comedy Panels
A track of comedy-focused panels will debut as part of the SXSW Interactive Festival, exploring topics from technology to the artistic process. Panels will be held from March 9-13 at the Austin Convention Center, and will be open to all Interactive, Gold and Platinum badgeholders.
SXSW Comedy Venues
Throughout the festival, comedy shows will take place at two downtown Austin venues, the legendary Esther’s Follies and The Velveeta Room. This year, we’re also bringing some of our favorite shows to the Next Stage, located in the SXSW Trade Show at the Austin Convention Center from March 12-15.
About SXSW Comedy
SXSW Comedy is a diverse program spotlighting some of the best performers in the industry, from nationally touring headliners and critically acclaimed comics to emerging talent. Events include live tapings of top comedy podcasts, panels featuring industry thought leaders, and curated stand-up showcases in the heart of downtown Austin.