Comedy at SXSW

Aziz Ansari, Photo Credit: Cassie Wright

From standup, improv, and sketch showcases to live podcasts, Conference sessions, and late night parties, SXSW Comedy offers an exciting selection of comedy events to all badgeholders.

SXSW Comedy runs throughout the South by Southwest festival at some of Austin’s favorite clubs, highlighting the industry’s brightest stars and introducing up-and-coming acts since 2008. SXSW Comedy’s diverse line-ups have included collaborations with the Upright Citizens Brigade, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Earwolf and many more.

SXSW Comedy will primarily run Saturday, March 14 through Tuesday, March 17 during the 2015 SXSW Interactive and SXSW Film festivals, with daytime conference programming and nighttime events including standup, live podcast tapings and more. Special nightly showcases will also take place during SXSW Music (March 18-21).

Live comedy showcases are held in downtown Austin at official SXSW Comedy venues. SXSW Comedy conference sessions take place at the Austin Convention Center as part of the festival's Convergence track.

Who Can Attend:
You must have a 2015 SXSW Interactive, Film, Gold or Platinum badge to attend SXSW Comedy sessions, and any SXSW badge will gain you access to the nighttime events. Register now at

For more information on SXSW Comedy, email

Aziz Ansari photo by Cassie Wright