South By Southwest announced its official Comedy line-up Thursday afternoon, and as expected, the Austin-based festival has a strong mix of seasoned performers, up and coming acts and longtime South By favorites.
The full line-up can be found on SXSW's official blog, but some highlights of the programming include performances and/or panels from James Adomian, Fred Armisen, Scott Aukerman, W. Kamau Bell, Matt Besser, Matt Braunger, Michael Cera, Jon Dore, Andres du Bouchet, Josh Fadem, Brett Gelman, Chris Gethard, Tim & Eric, Emily Heller, Moshe Kasher, Robert Kelly, Kyle Kinane, Rob Huebel, Natasha Leggero, Gabe Liedman, Ken Marino, Marc Maron, Eugene Mirman, Eddie Pepitone, Kevin Pollak, Rory Scovel, Sarah Silverman, Jenny Slate, Nick Turner, Aisha Tyler and Reggie Watts. As always, the lineup is subject to change.
Comedy at SXSW spans the entire duration of the festival, from March 9-16. However, the majority of the shows will take place between March 9 and 12.
This year, SXSW Comedy appears to have its most comprehensive programming in its short history. The festival is teaming up with Funny Or Die, Team Coco, IFC, Upright Citizens Brigade and several other well-known comedy properties for an extensive programming block that includes stand-up, live podcasts, improv shows, and other gems.
A couple highlights are a live version of FX's "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," which will feature Bell himself as well as several comedians on his writing staff: Kevin Avery, Guy Branum, Janine Brito, Dwayne Kennedy, Hari Kondabolu and Aparna Nancherla.
Additionally, a panel to mark the debut of JASH, an upcoming YouTube channel featuring weekly videos from Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim & Eric and Reggie Watts, will be conducted.
Notable returning live shows from years past are "WTF with Marc Maron," "Comedy Bang! Bang!," "The Chris Gethard Show," among others.
As in years past, HuffPost Comedy will provide live coverage of SXSW Comedy in March.