SXSW Comedy Spotlight: Burning Love Showcase

Written by Samantha Pitchel | February 27, 2013

Whether you love reality shows, or you love to hate reality shows, Burning Love is for you. A scathing, smart, sincerely hilarious parody of Bachelor-style dating shows, Burning Love begins with the familiar premise: what happens when a bunch of lonely, slightly crazy people fight for the chance at the love of their dreams? The web series delivers all the unexpected, over-the-top moments you’d expect from its all-star comic cast, and they are bringing the love to SXSW Comedy: Burning Love Showcase.

Written by Erica Oyama, and produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films, the series’ wildly popular first season starred Ken Marino (The State, Children’s Hospital, Party Down) opposite a dozen alt-comedy heroes (Janet Varney, Natasha Leggero) and big stars (Jennifer Aniston, Kristen Bell). The second season, currently airing on Yahoo Screen, is just as beautifully cast, with Adam Scott, Ryan Hansen, Nick Thune, and more of our favorite funny men vying for bachelorette June Diane Raphael’s affections.

SXSW Comedy is giving you a chance to see some of your favorite Burning Love stars live. The Burning Love Showcase welcomes Ken Marino, Natasha Leggero, Rob Huebel, and Kumail Nanjiani to Esther’s Follies for a night of standup, behind-the-scenes stories and more.

You’ll have two chances to catch SXSW Comedy’s Burning Love Showcase:

Saturday, March 9, 8pm at Esther’s Follies
Saturday, March 9, 10pm at Esther’s Follies 


Check out the rest of the SXSW Comedy schedule.

For the latest episodes of Burning Love, check www.burninglove.com and follow @BurningLoveJul for more updates.