South by Southwest has announced the initial lineup for their Comedy Festival, which is held from March 8-17 in Austin. This first round of performers includes established and emerging comedians alike, along with enticing showcases and live podcast recordings. Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer will grace the stage, as will household names like Eugene Mirman, Tim Heidecker and Paul F. Tompkins.
The festival kicks off with Comedy Bang! Bang!’s James Adomian in “Elon Musk Keynote: The Frightening and Awful Future of Humanity.” One of the most highly anticipated showcases is “The Daily Show News Team Live” from Comedy Central, featuring stand-up from Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Dulcé Sloan, Roy Wood Jr. and Jaboukie Young-White.
Comedy Central is also introducing “The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle,” which will premiere as a TV series this spring. The show will deliver not only stand-up, but also musical performances and a new home for diverse voices in comedy.
Be sure to say “yes and” to this next showcase: Matt Besser, co-founder of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, will head up the wild improv ride that is ASSSSCAT, complete with celebrity guests. There’s also a little something for the stoner crowd, as Jacobson will appear on the “420 Show with Matt Besser.”
In case that wasn’t enough for you, just remember that this is only the initial lineup. Check out the full roster and list of special programming below.
Abbi Jacobson • Amy Miller • Anna Seregina • Baron Vaughn • Beth Stelling • Busy Philipps • Dave Hill • Debra DiGiovanni • Doug Benson • Dulce Sloan • 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 • Mark Normand • Matt Besser • Matt Braunger • Megan Gailey • Michael Kosta • Michaela Watkins • Mike Lawrence • Nick Thune • Open Mike Eagle • Paul F. Tompkins • Ricky Velez • Ronny Chieng • Roy Wood Jr. • Sam Jay • Stuart Goldsmith • Tim Heidecker • Todd Barry • Todd Glass • Whitmer Thomas
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