Austin-based film/music/comedy festival South by Southwest (or SXSW as the cool kids call it) just announced its comedy lineup, running from 3/9 to 3/16, and it's jam-packed with most of the funniest people going. There are live shows from Comedy Bang Bang, the UCB, Burning Love, The Chris Gethard Show, James Adomian, The Creek and the Cave, and a screening of Marc Maron's upcoming IFC show Maron, plus appearances from Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Fred Armisen, Tim & Eric, and a ton more comedians and live tapings of most of the big podcasts. Head over to SXSW's site for the schedule and to buy a badge to attend [...]
Each year the Just for Laughs festival picks a handful of up-and-coming comedians to be part of their New Faces showcases. This year they are expanding New Faces to also include: New Faces: Characters (sketch performers) and New Faces: Unrepped (those without representation). The shows feature some names that might ring a bell like Dominic Dierkes, The Lucas Brothers, Joe Wengert, Emilly Heller, Rachel Bloom, Lauren Lapkus and more. The showcases, which are at a variety times from July 25-27, put the performers in front of a sought after group of industry professionals. The full list of performers is below, all with a newer face than the next.
UCB's 14th annual Del Close Marathon will be held in New York from June 29 to July 1. Cancel your plans, submit shows, begin sculpting a life-size wax bust of Del Close. Do what you gotta do.