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SXSW Comedy: Standup Downtown
The eclectic SXSW Comedy Standup Downtown showcase Monday night covered a lot of ground, featuring Jena Friedman (The Daily Show), Mike Lawrence (Inside Amy Schumer), Sam Jay (Saturday Night Live), Todd Barry (The Crowd Work Tour), and Ricky Velez (Master of None).

1:40PM Tue. Mar. 12, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

SXSW VR Cinema: Cypher
The new flesh, we’re saying, because the actual object that anchors Cypher, an exercise in virtual reality, resembles some large podlike creature that would be right at home in a David Cronenberg movie.

10:01AM Tue. Mar. 12, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy: The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle
Sunday night, comedian/actor Baron Vaughn and rapper Open Mike Eagle hosted a live showcase to preview their upcoming Comedy Central series focusing on socially conscious stand-up, The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle. Along with stand-up, each show will feature an original song by Eagle and a musical guest.

6:20PM Mon. Mar. 11, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy: Henry Winkler Acting Workshop
Henry Winkler opened with a disclaimer: “I’m not a professional teacher; I just play one on TV.” He was referring to his current role as acting coach Gene Cousineau on HBO’s Barry, but he quickly established his teaching bonafides by offering clear, compassionate direction to the actors who took the stage alongside him.

5:55PM Mon. Mar. 11, Rosalind Faires Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy: The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast Taping with Eugene Mirman
On his UK-based podcast, The Comedian’s Comedian, Stuart Goldsmith interviews comedians about the art of comedy. “Around the 40-minute mark, I try to convince them they are deeply depressed,” he said during the intro of Sunday’s SXSW Comedy live taping. More often than not, he’s right. Sunday’s guest? Eugene Mirman.

11:45AM Mon. Mar. 11, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy: Amber Ruffin and Jenny Hagel Present Late Night Trashcan
“Are you ready to hear some garbage?” While not a typical rallying cry, comedian Jenny Hagel used it to great effect at the outset of Saturday’s podcast session.

5:55PM Sun. Mar. 10, Rosalind Faires Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Comedy: The Daily Show Presents the Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library
Collecting the papers, books, and memorabilia from a president’s time in the White House started in the 1930s, when Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the construction of his library. He believed that a president’s documents were part of our country’s shared heritage and, therefore, should be compiled and preserved for future generations.

6:15PM Sat. Mar. 9, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy: Audible Presents the Night Realm Tavern of Heads Will Roll
Two roads diverge at every renaissance festival. You can go the deadly serious route – clank around in chainmail, never break character, and ponder the hardship and chances for glory in the Middles Ages. Or there’s the devil-may-care option, where you thrill at the cheerful anachronism of a bar wench slinging margaritas in novelty plastic glasses.

12:15PM Sat. Mar. 9, Rosalind Faires Read More | Comment »

Experiential House of L Brings Global Style and International Glamor to SXSW
If we were conspiracy theorists – always a fun thing to get into in one’s copious free time, n’est-ce pas? – we’d suspect that HOUSE OF L’s Lana Carlson and Leslie Gossett were somehow secretly responsible for Bob Schneider being the winningest man in the city at the recent Austin Music Awards.

8:00AM Sat. Mar. 9, W. A. Brenner Read More | Comment »

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