Avaya Auditorium, 201 E. 24th.
"...Laugh lovers who have been holding their breaths waiting to hear who'll be at SXSW Comedy this year can exhale. The 2017 lineup is out and includes Wyatt Cenac, Wanda Sykes, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Hardwick, Janeane Garofalo, and Dan Harmon, among others...."
"...Finding Bonnie McFarlane at SXSW 2017 won't be a problem. The comedian who took on – and took down – the fallacy that "women aren't funny" in her 2014 "cockumentary" Women Aren't Funny, and who continues to put the lie to it every time she takes the mic, is booked at five events, including one with her name front and center: Bonnie McFarlane presents These Four Dudes (Sat., March 11, 11pm, Hideout Theatre)..."
"...South by Southwest kicks off Friday, March 10 and, once again, we're here to keep things queer. Following in last year's footsteps, 2017’s Fest is literally sparkling with queer bands, queer panelists, and queer films..."
"...The countdown to South by Southwest 2017 ticks at 228 days. Next year’s buzz bands are still six to eight months away from reveal, but we doubt Donald and Melania Trump will get the same keynote invitation the Obamas received earlier this year..."
"...Director Trent Haaga walked away with the SXSW 2017 Best Midnighter Audience Award for his nasty modern noir, which blends the entertaining mean-spiritedness of his script for SXSW 2013 morality tale/crime comedy Cheap Thrills with the occasional nihilistic blast of his transgressive zombie horror Deadgirl...."
"...Kara Swisher, Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett & Tommy Vietor (Journalism): Kara Swisher is a technology journalist, co-founder of Recode, and the 2017 SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame inductee. Jon Favreau served as Barack Obama’s head speechwriter from 2005–2013..."