Posted in TV | comedy | music | tour dates on March 13, 2011

"I'm in Austin TX! You know how I know that? Live music in the airport! #AndASignThatSaysAustin #SXSW" - Doug Benson

"Never realized how much I dislike music until hanging out in Austin, Texas during #sxsw" - Michael Ian Black

Tig Notaro at a BV party in 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
Tig Notaro

Music is not the only thing will seem light in NYC next week, as many names in the comedy world are headed to Austin for SXSW as well. Scott Aukerman, Matt Bearden, Doug Benson, Michael Ian Black, Kurt Braunohler, Rob Cantrell, Chris Cubas, Joe Derosa, Chris Fairbanks, Dave Foley, Jena Friedman, Brett Gelman, Donald Glover, Chris Hardwick, Pete Holmes, Anthony Jeselnik, Howard Kremer, Ben Kronberg, Tom Lennon, Darryl Lenox, Al Madrigal, Marc Maron, Doug Mellard, Eugene Mirman, Kumail Nanjiani, Tig Notaro, John Oliver, Chelsea Peretti, Kevin Pollak, Amy Schumer, Brody Stevens, Bryson Turner, Brendon Walsh, Glenn Wool, and Hampton Yountare are among those that SXSW lists as officially being there. Esther's Follie's is the venue where much of it goes down.

Tig Notaro, who performed at a BrooklynVegan Austin event in 2010, returns this year with a few more items on her resume. Not only does she have a Sarah Silverman-produced "new comedy variety show for the Logo Network" to promote, but she has reportedly joined the Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans family whose official showcase she'll be MCing. She's also on the lineup of Sasquatch this year, and recently shared a bill with Jens Lekman in LA.

Brody Stevens & Zach Galifianakis
Brody Stevens and Zach

You might know LA's Brody Stevens from Due Date or The Hangover (and the Hangover 2 when it comes out). You may have seen him hanging out with his friend and co-star Zach Galifianakis, possibly on a scooter, or maybe in the audience of Saturday Night Live last night. Maybe you follow him on Twitter (like @BVComedy does) (follow @BVcomedy too!).

Brody and Tig (and Mirman and others) perform at Esther's Follie's on Friday, March 18th at 9:30pm, and I'm excited to announce that Brody will also host and tell jokes at the BrooklynVegan Day Party at Barbarella from noon-6pm on Thursday, March 17th! Full lineup TBA momentarily!


Comedy Central will also have a presence down at SXSW, most notably with the cast of their new TV show Workaholics which premieres on the station on April 6th. To quote their press release:

"Graduating from college and entering the real world isn't easy, especially for three unmotivated roommates. The new Comedy Central comedy Workaholics is a look at post graduates as they hilariously cope with working in the real world. Think Office Space if it were a stoner comedy.

Starring Mail Order Comedy's Blake Anderson, Anders Holm, and Adam DeVine, and with former Scrubs executive producer Kevin Etten at the helm, Workaholics is a scripted series that follows three friends fresh out of college who live and work together as telemarketers. Dress codes, deadlines, and waking up before noon isn't something these guys are used to.

They spend their days scheming together to avoid doing any real work and their nights looking for good times."

Good times will be had (despite it being during the day) when Blake, Anders and Adam all host the BrooklynVegan Day Party at Barbarella from noon-6pm on Saturday, March 19th. Full lineup of bands TBA momentarily!

You can also catch the Workaholics guys at Esther's Follies from 4-6pm on 3/17, and at Vice's Closing Night Pre-Party @ Starr Building on 3/9 from 10:30pm-12am. Check out some Workaholics previews, and Brody Stevens videos, below...



Comments (15)

So HOW do you get in?

Pay at door or do you have to have a SXSWi badge? HELP?

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2011 12:35 PM

New for 2011, SXSW will feature Comedy programming during the Film and Interactive portions from Saturday, March 12 - Tuesday, March 15, open to Film, Interactive, Gold and Platinum Badgeholders. These additions join the long-standing showcases during the Music event on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19, which are open to Music and Platinum Badgeholders. All comedy events will be held at Austin's legendary Esther's Follies (525 E. 6th St.)

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2011 12:38 PM

Women comedians suck

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2011 2:26 PM

the mentioned BrooklynVegan parties are free, no badges or RSVP required

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2011 5:54 PM

Seriously, go see: Kurt Braunohler, Rob Cantrell, Doug Benson, Donald Glover, Pete Holmes, Anthony Jeselnik, Ben Kronberg, Kumail Nanjiani, Marc Maron, and Glenn Wool.

Posted by JT | March 14, 2011 1:19 AM

I've already lost my coat.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2011 3:44 AM

@2:26- two words: Lisa Lampanelli

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2011 5:28 AM

Good comedy make life full of entertainment but now we do not get good comedy.Mostly old way and bogus.

Posted by Raju | March 16, 2011 12:11 AM

Tig Notaro is a vicious sociopath who should be in jail.

Posted by stef willen | March 16, 2011 1:14 PM

Hampton Yount, who an AMAZING up-and-comer, has his name misspelled above in the list of performers (looks like due to an extra 'are'). Go see him!

Posted by Alice | March 16, 2011 3:45 PM

Hampton Yount, who an AMAZING up-and-comer, has his name misspelled above in the list of performers (looks like due to an extra 'are'). Go see him! He is so so great!

Posted by Alice | March 16, 2011 3:49 PM

Tig Notaro is a vicious sociopath who should be in jail.

Posted by Egypt News | April 21, 2011 5:26 AM

Zach Galifianakis or Sarah Silverman? Who is funnier???

Posted by Would You Rather | May 9, 2011 11:01 AM

very good comedy, i like this

Posted by Miguel Araujo | March 7, 2014 5:41 PM

very good post the comedy is good

Posted by Chistes Cortos | March 7, 2014 6:23 PM

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