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All the shows we're hauling to Austin!
- •THANK YOU, DELThe World Premiere of a documentary about UCB & the Del Close Marathon, directed by Todd Bieber. Del Close was never a household name, but any comedy enthusiast is aware of his impact. From Bill Murray to Chris Farley to Amy Poehler, many of the most famous comedians consider him their mentor. 15 years after Close’s death, thousands of Improv students, comedy fans, actors & comedians gather to celebrate the most important person in modern comedy that no one knows. Showtimes at sxsw.com.
- •Mike Birbiglia's DreamSaturday 3/12 9pm @ THE HIDEOUT (cast: Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher) Comedian, filmmaker, and writer Mike Birbiglia tells stories and improvises with some of his favorite performers. This SXSW edition of the show will feature Birbiglia riffing with the cast of Don’t Think Twice, his latest highly anticipated feature film, which celebrates its world premiere this week at SXSW Film.
- •improv4humansSunday 3/13 6pm @ ESTHER’S FOLLIES (cast: Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, Jon Gabrus, Shannon O'Neill, Anthony Atamanuik, Drew Tarver) Few names are as synonymous with improv as Matt Besser. A founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and a regular performer in the world famous show ASSSSCAT, Matt brings his talents straight to your ears with this Earwolf podcast, a fully improvised show featuring the best improvisers in the universe.
- •ASSSSCATSunday 3/13 8pm @ ESTHER’S FOLLIES (cast: Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, Jon Gabrus, Shannon O'Neill, Anthony Atamanuik, Drew Tarver) For over a decade, ASSSSCAT has played to critical acclaim and sold out audiences in New York City and Los Angeles, making it one of the longest running improv shows in comedy history – and 2016 marks its third annual appearance at SXSW Comedy. With monologues from Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development, Search Party)!
- •Trump DumpMonday 3/14 7pm @ THE HIDEOUT Donald Trump is on the campaign trail, and he’s making a stop at SXSW Comedy to give a very special stump speech in this masterfully satirical sketch show. See Trump truly come to life in character actor and self-proclaimed “comedic activist” Anthony Atamanuik (who’s been touring the country with the brilliant and hilarious Trump vs Bernie comedy debate show).
- •An Evening with Above Average and the UCB TheatreMonday 3/14 8pm @ ESTHER’S FOLLIES (cast: Anthony Atamanuik, Matt Besser, Horatio Sanz, Eric Andre, Michelle Wolf, Mike O’Brien) Three big names in comedy – Above Average, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and Mas Mejor – come together to present a totally one-of-a-kind evening of standup and sketch.