SXSW Comedy Announces 2016 Lineup

It’s almost time for another year of gut busting comedy in Austin, TX. SXSW just announced their comedy lineup along with the list of comedians and live shows. We will be bringing you coverage of comedy and film during the festival so tune in to Boom Howdy for all your coverage.

SXSW Comedy 2016 will feature:

Adam Cayton-Holland • Alonzo Bodden • Andrew Orvedahl • Andrew Santino • Anthony Atamanuik • Arden Myrin • Baron Vaughn • Ben Roy • Brendon Walsh • Brooke van Poppelen • Cameron Esposito • Chris Cubas • Chris Gethard • Chris Hardwick • Colton Dunn • Dan Harmon • David Gborie • Doug Benson • Drennon Davis • Eddie Pepitone • Eliza Skinner • Emily Heller • Eric Andre • Gillian Jacobs • Horatio Sanz • Howard Kremer • Iliza Shlesinger • Joe Pera • Jon Gabrus • Jonah Ray • Judd Apatow • Kate Micucci • Kulap Vilaysack • The Lucas Brothers • Martha Kelly • Matt Besser • Matt Walsh • Megan Gailey • Mike Birbiglia • Mike O’Brien • Morgan Murphy • Moshe Kasher • Natasha Leggero • Nate Bargatze • Owen Benjamin • Paul F. Tompkins • Rhea Butcher • Ron Lynch • Rory Scovel • Scott Aukerman • Sean Patton • Shannon O’Neill • Tami Sagher • Thomas Middleditch • Todd Barry • Todd Glass • Zach Woods • and more!

Live Shows Include:

@midnight • ASSSSCAT • the cast of Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ • Comedy Bang! Bang! • Doug Loves Movies • HarmonQuest • The Imaginary Radio Program • improv4humans • The Laugh Button Live! • Loud Village • Maltin on Movies • Sexpot Comedy • Spontaneanation • The Todd Barry Podcast • Trump Dump • Who Charted? • and more!
All badge holders & wristbands are welcome at all SXSW Comedy events!

Over the last eight years, SXSW Comedy has hosted hundreds of acclaimed performers, and united some of the world’s brightest comics with film and media icons. Growing from a singular night’s celebration of comedy’s biggest names into a week-long whirlwind of a festival, SXSW Comedy continues to present uniquely diverse programming that highlights exceptional emerging and established talent.

This year’s festival kicks off on Friday, March 11 at The Parish with Comedy Central’s @midnight Live, a very special SXSW edition of the internet’s favorite game show, hosted by Chris Hardwick himself.

For the second year in a row, we’re recording two comedy specials with Showtime (presented by Audible), both hosted by Natasha Leggero with unique lineups of the country’s funniest comics. All SXSW attendees are invited to be part of the live audience for two shows at The North Door on Saturday, March 12.

That night, SXSW Comedy shows will also be streaming live from Esther’s Follies. The feed will be available exclusively on Seeso, from NBCUniversal’s Digital Enterprises, and will spotlight talent from some of the new digital service’s original shows, including HarmonQuest, Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, and Take My Wife.

truTV will be on hand to celebrate the network’s first scripted comedy, Those Who Can’t, by presenting an evening with its creators and stars, Denver-based comedy trio The Grawlix and some of their funniest friends.

Comedy legends – and longtime SXSW Comedy partners – the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre will be back, hosting events all week including their flagship improvised show, ASSSSCAT (with an incredible cast that includes UCB co-founders Matt Besser and Matt Walsh). They’ll also present Anthony Atamanuik’s brilliant satire Trump Dump, and an all-star evening with Above Average, the digital network launched by Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video.

Look forward to lots of film tie-ins at this year’s festival, like the world premiere of Thank You Del Close, a documentary that follows the growth and influence of the UCBT. Mike Birbiglia, director and star of SXSW Film premiere Don’t Think Twice, brings his film’s fictional improv team to life in an edition of the popular LA stage show Mike Birbiglia’s Dream. Plus, following the long-awaited debut of Pee Wee’s Big Holiday on Thursday, March 17, director Judd Apatow will take the stage at The Paramount to host a lineup of comedy pals.

And, because anything can happen at SXSW, expect plenty of unannounced drop-ins and very special guests at shows all week!

As SXSW Music rages on, the comedy keeps going, with unmissable showcases from Denver-based production house Sexpot Comedy, LA comedy party hosts Loud Village, Broadway Video’s Latino-focused comedy studio Mas Mejor, SXSW favorite Doug Benson, and more; plus, Levity Entertainment Group will be presenting another edition of the hit The Laugh Button Live!

Of course, there will be plenty of podcast recordings. All weekend SXSW Comedy will be highlighting some of Earwolf’s biggest shows: Comedy Bang! Bang!, improv4humans, Who Charted?, and Spontaneanation. Plus, live episodes of The Hooray Show, The Todd Barry Podcast, Maltin on Movies, and Doug Loves Movies.

And, put two comedy parties on your calendar: the SXSW Comedy Opening Party hosted by Seeso on Saturday, March 12 will feature a DJ set from Lil Jon, and on Tuesday, March 15 we’ll be winding the week down at the SXSW Comedy Closing Party hosted by Budweiser.

This year’s SXSW Comedy is dedicated to Andy Ritchie, a longtime friend and an unforgettable performer whose work we’re excited to share with everyone: head to for a free download of his album, King Ding-A-Ling. We look forward to honoring the memory of Andy throughout the festival.

This is just a sample of SXSW Comedy’s week-long schedule – full details and lineups will be live soon at


Source: SXSW

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