Comedy Festival

March 10-18, 2023



The SXSW Comedy Festival's uniquely diverse lineup highlights many of today’s most compelling voices during a week-long celebration of comedy. The 2023 festival presents a full schedule of shows March 10-14, with intermittent programming through Saturday, March 18.


Riffs and Riff Raff with Nick Thune – SXSW 2022 – Photo by Akash Kataria

Riffs and Riff Raff with Nick Thune – SXSW 2022 – Photo by Akash Kataria

About Comedy

 

With an established history of featuring today’s greats and tomorrow’s celebrated performers, the SXSW Comedy Festival introduces the next wave of groundbreaking comedic talent to the entertainment industry and creative community at SXSW.

This year’s slate highlights exceptional talent and performances including stand-up, sketch, improv, podcast recordings, conversations, and more. SXSW Comedy is a unique gathering of performers from all reaches of entertainment, a special atmosphere that allows for spontaneous collaborations and magical moments.

Join us March 10-14, 2023 in Austin, Texas, with intermittent programming through Saturday, March 18. Stay tuned for the 2023 SXSW Comedy Lineup Announcement the last week of February!

All SXSW Badges (Platinum, Interactive, Music, and Film & TV) are welcome to all SXSW Comedy showcases and conference sessions.

Register now and stay tuned for announcements throughout the season. Subscribe to Event Updates to keep up with all things SXSW.

For a taste of this year’s SXSW Comedy Festival, check out the 2022 artists below, as well as our comedy alumni from years past.

2022 SXSW Comedy Highlights

2022 Participants
Alyssa Stonoha • Andy Haynes • Anthony Atamanuik • Blair Socci • Bonnie McFarlane • Bruce McCulloch • Byron Bowers • Camilla Cleese • Danielle Schneider • Doug Benson • Dulcé Sloan • Eddie Pepitone • Eleanor Kerrigan • Emma Willman • Ian Lara • Jessica Michelle Singleton • Jim Gaffigan • Joe DeRosa • John Cleese • John Gemberling • Jon Daly • Kiry Shabazz • Liza Treyger • Logan Guntzelman • Marina Franklin • Mary Lynn Rajskub • Matt Besser • Matthew Broussard • Mike Lawrence • Mike Yard • Mitra Jouhari • Nick Thune • Punkie Johnson • Rich Vos • Ricky Velez • Rosebud Baker • Sandy Honig • Scott Thompson • Sean Patton • Shane Torres • Stuart Goldsmith • Vanessa Gonzalez • Yamaneika Saunders

2022 Special Programs
Adult Swim Presents Three Busy Debras • ASSSSCAT • The Comedian’s Comedian • A Night at the Comedy Store • Comedy with the Cleeses • The Creek & The Cave • Doug Loves Movies • Find Your Beach • Gotham Comedy Club • improv4humans • Matt Besser’s 420 Show • Roast Battle • The Stand NYC • Wide World of Dougs • Would You Bang Him?

Browse SXSW Comedy's growing list of alumni and dive into the archives for select special events and podcast recordings.

For more information email comedy@sxsw.com.

Special Event & Podcast Recordings Archive

 
Matt Besser's Sing A Long Experiment 2018
improv4humans Podcast 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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