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John Oliver spearheads SXSW Comedy lineup


john-oliverImage Credit: Martin Cook/Comedy CentralThe Daily Show’s John Oliver will highlight the comedy lineup at this year’s South by Southwest Film and Interactive festivals, beginning March 12 in Austin, Texas. Comedy Central will present a special edition of “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” while Michael Ian Black, Thomas Lennon, Anthony Jeselnik, Peter Holmes, Kumail Nanjiani, Al Madrigal, and Dave Foley are also set to perform during the festival. In addition, Scott Aukerman’s “Comedy Death-Ray Radio” will be one of four comedy podcasts that will be recorded live during the week-long event.

“Standup comedy at SXSW touches on all the best things about our event,” says SXSW Managing Director Roland Swenson, in a statement. “Great comics are masters of live performance, the best story-tellers and pioneers in new media. We’re incredibly proud that so many great comics choose to join us here.”

A complete run-down of all the comics performing at SXSW is after the jump, and a complete schedule is here.

Scott Aukerman
Matt Bearden
Doug Benson
Michael Ian Black
Kurt Braunohler
Rob Cantrell
Chris Cubas
Joe Derosa
Chris Fairbanks
Dave Foley
Brett Gelman
Donald Glover
Chris Hardwick
Pete Holmes
Anthony Jeselnik
Alex Koll
Howard Kremer
Ben Kronberg
Tom Lennon
Darryl Lenox
Al Madrigal
Marc Maron
Doug Mellard
Eugene Mirman
Kumail Nanjiani
Tig Notaro
John Oliver
Brody Stevens
Bryson Turner
Brendon Walsh
Glenn Wool
Hampton Yount

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