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SXSW Comedy, Day 6: Set List with Paul Provenza, awkward trade show comedy and more!

SXSW Comedy, Day 6: Set List with Paul Provenza, awkward trade show comedy and more!

By | March 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm | No comments

AUSTIN -- One thing I love about South by Southwest this year is the broader variety of comedy events and locations the festival offers. Rather than just featuring podcast tapings and stand-up showcases, we’ve been fortunate to see a more diverse set of performances, from...

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SXSW Comedy Day 5: Mike Birbiglia’s film ‘Sleepwalk With Me’ is raw, poignant, funny

SXSW Comedy Day 5: Mike Birbiglia’s film ‘Sleepwalk With Me’ is raw, poignant, funny

By | March 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm | 11 comments

AUSTIN -- Alright, y’all! We’ve officially passed the halfway point of South by Southwest, which means the interactive, tech-savvy nerds (in other words, my people) have departed to be replaced by hipsters in skintight jeans and horrifyingly thin mustaches. Dudes, please...

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SXSW Comedy Day 4: Judd Apatow crashes Pete Holmes’ podcast, Kumail Nanjiani and more!

SXSW Comedy Day 4: Judd Apatow crashes Pete Holmes’ podcast, Kumail Nanjiani and more!

By | March 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm | No comments

AUSTIN -- For any comedy nerd, last night's shows at South by Southwest were prettay prettay prettay good. Pete Holmes hosted the first ever live taping of his podcast, You Made It Weird. Joining the comic onstage was Kumail Nanjiani, who also performed in last night’s Funny...

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SXSW Comedy: Day 3, feat. Tim Heidecker, Reggie Watts, T.J. Miller and more!

SXSW Comedy: Day 3, feat. Tim Heidecker, Reggie Watts, T.J. Miller and more!

By | March 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm | One comment

Day 3 did not go as planned. I began my comedy day at IFC’s Crossroads House at the Vice Bar on 6th Street, which would feature a live performance of Scott Aukerman's popular podcast (and now television show on IFC) Comedy Bang Bang. The bar quickly filled to capacity,...

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SXSW Comedy: Day 2, feat. Marc Maron, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman and more!

SXSW Comedy: Day 2, feat. Marc Maron, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman and more!

By | March 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm | No comments

AUSTIN -- Audiences entering Esther’s Follies on Day 2 of South By Southwest’s comedy series were greeted not with a closed curtain and dim lights, but with Marc Maron sitting in a large plush easychair onstage. “I don’t believe in fourth walls,” he said. That might...

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SXSW Comedy: Day 1, feat. Greg Proops, Doug Benson, Scott Aukerman and more!

SXSW Comedy: Day 1, feat. Greg Proops, Doug Benson, Scott Aukerman and more!

By | March 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm | No comments

AUSTIN -- Good God, y’all! Austin’s infamous South by Southwest music, technology, and film festival – or conference, or whatever it is – has kicked off to a wet and gray start. As we shared with you before, SXSW has amped up their comedy programming like crazy this...

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SXSW comedy lineup revealed: Todd Barry, Reggie Watts, Kristen Schaal, many more

SXSW comedy lineup revealed: Todd Barry, Reggie Watts, Kristen Schaal, many more

By | February 21, 2012 at 7:06 am | No comments

Adding two days of programming seems to have been the least of what South By Southwest has done to bolster its comedy credibility. The list of comedians performing between March 10 - 17 in Austin, TX, which Laughspin can reveal now, is not only massive but is so crammed with...

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Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford and more will headline new Austin comedy fest

Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford and more will headline new Austin comedy fest

By | January 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm | One comment

Do you love to go to Austin, Texas to see comedy at South by Southwest, but you could really do without the Pitchfork-approved, up-and-coming musicians that SXSW is really all about? If so, we have good news for you: Austin is about to be home to a new comedy festival with no...

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South By Southwest expands their comedy reach; Janeane Garofalo calls it “a natural fit”

South By Southwest expands their comedy reach; Janeane Garofalo calls it “a natural fit”

By | October 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm | 3 comments

Good news, comedy fans. It looks like like super music, arts and hipster festival SXSW will be expanding its comedy reach in 2012. Although the word “comedy” isn’t on the official list of arts the Austin, TX event covers – music, film, interactive is what they go with...

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