SXSW Comedy 2014: Panels with Seth Meyers, Portlandia, Pete Holmes, and More

Written by Samantha Pitchel | January 28, 2014

Each year, SXSW Comedy offers a selection of panels with a focus on humor and the creative process. This year, SXSW Comedy will present sessions featuring Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Pete Holmes, Jeffrey Tambor, Olivia Munn and more. Comedy panels are a part of SXSW Convergence, exploring the intersection of the creative and digital industries and will be open to all Interactive and Film attendees.

Where: Austin Convention Center
Who Can Attend: Open to all Interactive, Film, Gold, and Platinum badgeholders

This year, Comedy panels include:

Inside Late Night with Seth Meyers
Saturday March 8 (3:30pm / Meeting Room 18ABCD)
with Seth Meyers, Alex Baze, and Mike Shoemaker; moderated by Olivia Munn
Just two weeks after NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers debut, new host Seth Meyers, producer Mike Shoemaker and head writer Alex Baze head to SXSW with behind the scenes stories. Olivia Munn will moderate as the Emmy Award-winning trio of Saturday Night Live alums talk about taking over a historic time slot, building their unique brand of topical comedy, and much more.

Jeffrey Tambor's Acting Workshop
Sunday March 9 (3:30pm / Meeting Room 18ABCD)
featuring Jeffrey Tambor and very special guests
Jeffrey Tambor (The Larry Sanders Show, Arrested Development) has created some of comedy’s most loved, respected, and iconic characters. In this year’s edition of his Acting Workshop, Tambor will guide a pair of up-and-coming comic actors through his method for bringing life to scripted scenes. This annual, acclaimed event promises to be insightful, playful, and completely unpredictable.

The Pete Holmes Show Makes it Weird
Monday March 10 (3:30pm / Meeting Room 18ABCD)
with Pete Holmes, Nick Bernstein, and Oren Brimer
Stand-up comic, cartoonist, writer, podcaster, and SXSW favorite Pete Holmes has recently taken on another new role: host of The Pete Holmes Show. Co-producers Oren Brimer and Nick Bernstein join Pete to discuss how their their love of sketch, stand-up, and offbeat interviews informs the shape of their late night show.

Portlandia: Behind the Scenes with the Creators
Tuesday March 11 (3:30pm / Meeting Room 18ABCD)
with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein; moderated by Matt Braunger
Portlandia has taken character-driven sketch to new levels, mastering the art of cultural parody. Stars and writers Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will preview new material and give insight into the process of creating the subversive and lovable gem in this discussion moderated by comic Matt Braunger.

SXSW Comedy will be announcing a complete schedule of podcasts and showcases over the coming weeks. Remember: If you’ve got a SXSW badge, you’ve got access to SXSW Comedy shows.

Haven’t registered to attend yet? Badges are still available online.