Though I just spent 60+ hours of a sleepless week watching stand-up, sketch, and improv, I'm itching to do it all over again.
Matt's story is about not only learning how to become the comedian he always wanted to be, but learning what he's willing to give up to get it.
Live every week online and on Manhattan public access, and proudly touting the tagline "the most bizarre and often saddest talk show in New York City," TCGS is run by call-ins and audience members as much as by it's panel of improvisers and eponymous host.
Tuesday was perhaps the best all-around night of comedy on the Esther's Follies stage this week, from a satisfyingly awkward episode of Pete Holmes' You Made It Weird podcast to a stellar set of improv from the UCB All Stars.
Ethically questionable wi-fi! Media mergers! Jay-Z! Oh Day Three, when the South By gossip really starts heating up, but everyone's a little too beer/burrito hungover to really get behind it.
The afternoon's live podcast recordings were amazing, and the best part is they'll be up next week for everyone else to hear/me to replay obsessively.
The first official comedy show of the 2012 conference was fittingly hosted by Doug Benson, a SXSW staple since 2009, who kicked things off with a live taping of his Doug Loves Movies podcast.