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SXSW Comedy Recap: Days 7 and 8

(1) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 5:00 PM

Despite the dubstep bass filtering through the thin walls of Esther's Follies all weekend -- and despite Saturday's apocalypse-inducing overlap of the final night of SXSW, the end of spring break, and St. Patrick's Day -- we made it through the last two nights of SXSW Comedy, which brought nine...

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SXSW Comedy Recap: Day 6

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2012 | 11:46 PM

Day Six and somehow, everyone is still awake (and able to totally nail it on the SXSW Comedy stage); high fives all around!

The Stand Up! Records showcase started the day off at the ACC, with Brooke Van Poppelen alongside former Texans Ryan Stout and Brendon Walsh....

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SXSW Comedy Recap: Day 5

(1) Comments | Posted March 16, 2012 | 11:34 AM

Here's a Day Five disclaimer: I'm in love with The Chris Gethard Show. 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...

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SXSW Comedy Recap: Day 4

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 10:25 AM

By the mid-point of SXSW Comedy (and Day Five of the festival itself), you're probably over being jealous of everyone in Austin; with four more days to go, and four without sleep already down, the 'oh my god we're only halfway through this' panic is starting to set in. Luckily,...

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SXSW Comedy Recap: Day 3

(1) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 4:45 PM

Warmth! Sun! 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 weather, finally feeling Austin-y, gave everyone an excuse to throw some shades over sleep...

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SXSW Comedy Recap: Day 2

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2012 | 6:17 PM

Day Two of SXSW Comedy (and Day Three of the festival proper) may have been the foggiest yet, but the ever-intrepid SXSW crowd didn't seem to care, flooding Sixth Street with parades of party buses and those 'pubcrawler' bikes embedded with kegs. Networking!

Before the afternoon of official podcasts and...

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SXSW Comedy Recap: Day 1

(1) Comments | Posted March 11, 2012 | 5:36 PM

It's the first official day of SXSW Comedy 2012 and the excitement is palpable. And the dim mist blanketing Austin, heavy with the scent of breakfast taco bacon grease and humidity, is, too, but the dismal, makes-you-wanna-nap-forever weather didn't deter comedy fans from coming out early (for those of us...

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