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.


About Comedy

 

STANDUP. IMPROV. SKETCHES. PODCASTS. PANELS. PARTIES.

With a packed schedule from March 13-21, 2020, SXSW Comedy features a diverse lineup of rising stars, established greats, and surprise guests. All SXSW Badges (Platinum, Interactive, Music, and Film) are welcome to all SXSW Comedy showcases and conference sessions.

Film Wristband holders can attend SXSW Comedy showcases from Friday, March 13 through Saturday, March 21. Music Wristbands holders can attend Monday, March 16 through Saturday, March 21.


2020 SXSW Comedy Festival Participants

Aaron Jackson • Ahmed Bharoocha • Alex English • Alyssa Stonoha • Andy Haynes • Anthony Devito • Ayo Edebiri • Besty Sodaro • Bill Burr • Bob Odenkirk • Brett Davis • Byron Bowers • Dave Hill • David Gborie • Doug Benson • Eddie Pepitone • Eugene Cordero • Frank Oz • Gil Ozeri • Greg Stone • Hannibal Buress • Horatio Sanz • James Adomian • Joel Kim Booster • Jon Daly • Judd Apatow • Kiry Shabazz • Leonard Maltin • Liza Treyger • Lorelei Ramirez • Maggie Maye • Mary Holland • Matt Besser • Matt Kirshen • Megan Stalter • Mike Feeney • Mitra Jouhari • Monroe Martin • Nick Thune • Patti Harrison • Pete Davidson • Rachel Pegram • Ricky Velez • Robert Kelly • Rosebud Baker • Sabrina Jalees • Samantha Bee • Sandy Honig • Shane Gillis • Stuart Goldsmith • Thomas Middleditch • Yamaneika Saunders • Plus surprise guests and more!

2020 SXSW Comedy Festival Special Programs Featuring

ASSSSCAT • The Comedian’s Comedian • Doug Loves Movies • Dynasty Typewriter • improv4humans • The King of Staten Island Revue • The Last Laugh • The Laugh Button Live! • Loud Village Live • Maltin on Movies • National Lampoon Radio Hour: The Podcast • Roast Battle • The Underculture and more!

Explore the SXSW Comedy announcement and browse the SXSW Comedy Schedule to add events to your Favorites list.

View SXSW Comedy Festival Schedule


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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