March 10-19, 2017 Dates & Deadlines

Comedy Festival

March 11 – 18, 2017

Growing from a singular night’s celebration of comedy’s biggest names into a week-long whirlwind of a festival, SXSW Comedy presents uniquely diverse programming that highlights exceptional emerging and established talent.

"Asssscat" at Esther's Follies at SXSW 2016. Photo by Mireya Salinas.

About Comedy



SXSW Comedy’s packed daily and nightly schedule from March 11-18, 2017 includes showcases, live podcast recordings, panels and late night parties. The diverse line-ups featuring rising stars, established greats, and surprise guests.

Frequent collaborations with comedy powerhouses include the Upright Citizens Brigade, Comedy Central, Above Average, and Earwolf.

All badgeholders are welcome to all SXSW Comedy events. Wristband holders are also welcome to SXSW Comedy events at select venues.

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SXSW 2017 Registration

Registration and Housing for SXSW 2017 opens on August 1, 2016.

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PanelPicker Community Voting

Join the community and help shape 2017 SXSW programming by voting on PanelPicker® session ideas August 8 – September 2, 2016.

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