If you’ve got a SXSW badge, you’ve got access to SXSW Comedy events. Get ready for dozens of shows during the 2013 conference, from live podcasts to stand up showcases, plus panels, parties, and more. Most events will be held during the SXSW Film and Interactive conferences (March 9-12), with special nightly performances through SXSW Music (March 13-16).
SXSW Comedy's official poster is here, and it's amazing - designed by Austin artist Todd Slater, the image is symbolic and striking, full of rainbow hues and the dizzying attention to detail that punctuates the artist's work.
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On his inspiration behind the design, which is bordered by SXSW Comedy's 2013 lineup, Slater says:
W. Kamau Bell’s FX show, Totally Biased, highlights the host’s aptitude for on-point, observational humor, making it one of the network's edgiest and most intelligent comedies. As they take an honest look at current events (and less important, but equally amazing, pop culture moments), Bell and his all-star cast of comic contributors are a force to be reckoned with.
I listen to Rory Scovel a fair amount vis a vis Doug Loves Movies, and I'm psyched he'll be here for the most excellent SXSW Comedy programming, which I've watched grow from having pretty much my own private Marc Maron show (which was f'ing amazes) into this THING that is big and groovy thanks to Charlie Sotelo who books this stuff like nobody's business.
The Creek and The Cave has made New York City funnier; dubbed "the deserving gem of the Queens comedy scene" by TimeOut New York, The Creek's stellar programming and warm atmosphere have made it a favorite place for both fans and performers. Since 2007, owner Rebecca Trent has been highlighting exciting, emerging and established comics, and this year she's bringing a bit of New York to Austin with two standup showcases, The Creek and The Cave Presents.
Expect plenty of mischief at SXSW Comedy this year - and not just because we'll be taking over three venues for dozens of shows during the festival. Say hello to The Mischief, two days of programming at The North Door (502 Brushy Street) presented by CleftClips, Funny or Die, and Team Coco.