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comedy @ SXSW (Workaholics, Tig Notaro & Brody Stevens)

“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!

Workaholics
Workaholics

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…

Workaholics April 6, 2011 at 10:30/9:30c
Getting to Work
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Jokes The Comedy Awards The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump
Workaholics April 6, 2011 at 10:30/9:30c
Water Cooler
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Jokes The Comedy Awards The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump
Workaholics April 6, 2011 at 10:30/9:30c
Photo Copier
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Jokes The Comedy Awards The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump

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