John Oliver spearheads SXSW Comedy lineup
Image Credit: Martin Cook/Comedy CentralThe Daily Show‘s John Oliver will highlight the comedy lineup at this year’s South by Southwest Film and Interactive festivals, beginning March 12 in Austin, Texas. Comedy Central will present a special edition of “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” while Michael Ian Black, Thomas Lennon, Anthony Jeselnik, Peter Holmes, Kumail Nanjiani, Al Madrigal, and Dave Foley are also set to perform during the festival. In addition, Scott Aukerman’s “Comedy Death-Ray Radio” will be one of four comedy podcasts that will be recorded live during the week-long event.
“Standup comedy at SXSW touches on all the best things about our event,” says SXSW Managing Director Roland Swenson, in a statement. “Great comics are masters of live performance, the best story-tellers and pioneers in new media. We’re incredibly proud that so many great comics choose to join us here.”
A complete run-down of all the comics performing at SXSW is after the jump, and a complete schedule is here.
Michael Ian Black