Upright Citizens Brigade's ASSSSCAT - Photo by Diego Donamaria/Getty Images for SXSW

Upright Citizens Brigade's ASSSSCAT - Photo by Diego Donamaria/Getty Images for SXSW

Comedy Festival

March 13-21, 2020

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


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With a packed schedule from March 13-21, 2020, SXSW Comedy features a diverse lineup of rising stars, established greats, and surprise guests. All registrants with badges, Film Wristbands or Music Wristbands are welcome to all SXSW Comedy events.

Take a look back at past participants and stay tuned to SXSW News for 2020 announcements throughout the season.


2019 SXSW Comedy Festival Participants

Abbi Jacobson • Amy Miller • Anna Seregina • Baron Vaughn • Beth Stelling • Busy Philipps • Dave Hill • Debra DiGiovanni • Doug Benson • Dulce Sloan • Erin Foley • Erik Griffin • Eugene Mirman • Horatio Sanz • Ian Edwards • Ilana Glazer • Jaboukie Young-White • James Adomian • Jessica McKenna • Johnny Pemberton • Jon Gabrus • Josh Johnson • Kathy Griffin • Kurt Braunohler • Leonard Maltin • Liza Treyger • Marc Maron • Mark Normand • Matt Besser • Matt Braunger • Megan Gailey • Michael Kosta • Michaela Watkins • Mike Lawrence • Nick Thune • Open Mike Eagle • Paul F. Tompkins • Ramy Youssef • Ricky Velez • Ronny Chieng • Roy Wood Jr. • Sam Jay • Stuart Goldsmith • Tim Heidecker • Todd Barry • Todd Glass • Whitmer Thomas • Plus surprise guests and more

2019 SXSW Comedy Festival Special Programs

Advice from a Dipshit with Matt Braunger • An Evening with Todd Glass • ASSSSCAT • The Comedian’s Comedian • The Daily Show News Team Live • Doug Loves Movies • Dynasty Typewriter • improv4humans • The Laugh Button Live! • Loud Village Live • The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle • Roast Battle • The Todd Barry Podcast and more

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Browse SXSW Comedy’s growing list of alumni and browse the archive of select special events and podcast recordings.

For more information email comedy@sxsw.com.

Special Event & Podcast Recordings Archive

 
Videos and Podcast Recordings Year
Maltin on Movies with Bill Hader 2018
Maltin on Movies with Jim Gaffigan 2018
Doug Loves Movies with Nick Thune, Leonard Maltin, and More 2018
Doug Loves Movies with Martha Kelly, Ramon Rivas, and more 2018
The Dollop 2018
Matt Besser’s Sing A Long Experiment 2018
improv4humans Podcast Live from SXSW 2018 2018
Comedy Bang! Bang! Live from SXSW 2018 2018
Bernie Sanders Town Hall with James Adomian + Guests 2018
Comedian’s Comedian Podcast with James Davis 2018
Comedian’s Comedian Podcast with Ron White 2018
Comedian’s Comedian Podcast with Beth Stelling 2018

View More From 2011-2017 Archive

Comedy Bang! Bang! Podcast Live from SXSW 2017
Hannibal Buress: Handsome Rambler Podcast Live from SXSW 2017
Harmontown Live from Esther’s Follies at SXSW ’17 2017
improv4humans Podcast Live from SXSW 2017
TruTV’s Talk Show the Game Show Live 2017
Comedy Bang! Bang! – #408 Live At SXSW 2016 2016
Maltin on Movies Podcast 2016
Showtime’s SXSW Comedy with Natasha Leggero 2016
Todd Barry Podcast: Live from SXSW with Doug Benson, Betsy Brandt and Brooke Van Poppelen 2016
Who Charted? Podcast Live at SXSW 2016
All Things Comedy Live 2015
Comedy Bang! Bang! – #339 Live From SXSW 2015 2015
Comedy Bang! Bang! Podcast Live from SXSW 2015 2015
Harmontown Live from SXSW ’15 2015
Horatio Sanz’s The Hooray Show Podcast 2015
Showtime’s SXSW Comedy with W. Kamau Bell 2015
Comedy Bang! Bang! – #275 Live From SXSW 2014 2014
Comedy Gives Back Showcase – Iliza Shlesinger 2014
Comedy Gives Back Showcase – Pete Holmes 2014
Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger 2014
improv4humans Podcast Live from SXSW 2014
The Pete Holmes Show: You Made it Weird at SXSW 2014
Todd Barry Podcast Live: SXSW ’14 2014
You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes: Live from SXSW 2014 2014
Comedy Bang! Bang! – #206 Live From SXSW 2013 2013
Comedy Bang! Bang! Live w/Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim & Eric 2013
WTF Podcast w/James Franco, Harmony Korine, and more 2013
Comedy Bang! Bang! – #149 Live From SXSW 2012 2012
Greg Proops’ Smartest Man in the Word Podcast 2012
Kevin Pollock’s Chat Show 2012
Sklarbro Country Live from SXSW 2012 2012
The Benson Interruption 2012
You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes: Live From SXSW With Judd Apatow, Todd Barry and More 2012
Comedy Bang! Bang! – #96 Live From SXSW! 2011
Nerdist Podcast: John Oliver 2011
WTF Podcast Live at SXSW 2011

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