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SXSW 2013 comedy line up announced

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SXSW 2013 is right around the corner. This year we are hosting comedy shows at the IFC Crossroads House (302 E. 6th street) and everyone is coming. SXSW Comedy released the lineup and schedule for this year’s showcase of standup, improv and sketch comedy, along with live podcast recordings and comedy-focused panels. On the agenda? Some of our favorite comedians including Marc Maron, Comedy Bang! Bang!’s Scott Aukerman, Reggie Watts, Portlandia’s Fred Armisen and our adopted comic Chris Gethard.

But we’re not playing favorites with the comics who just happen to have shows on our channel. We’re also excited to see Tim Heidecker, James Adomian, Ken Marino, W. Kamau Bell, Eddie Pepitone, Eugene Mirman, Aisha Tyler, and Sarah Silverman who are all among the featured comedians in the 2013 lineup. This year, among the events there are also several live podcast recordings including WTF with Marc Maron, Comedy Bang! Bang! and Doug Benson’s The Benson Interruption.

To kick things off stop by the SXSW Comedy Opening Party (presented by IFC & JASH) on March 9 with performances by Sarah Silverman and Reggie Watts, then on March 11, swing down to the Funny or Die & Team Coco’s Comedy Climax After Party. The official venues for SXSW Comedy are Esther’s Follies (presented by TuneIn Radio), The North Door and The IFC Crossroads House. For more information and updates about the event, visit the SXSW Comedy 2013 website here and for the full schedule of events at the IFC Crossroads House here.

2013 Participants Include:

James Adomian
Fred Armisen
Anthony Atamanuik
Scott Aukerman
Kevin Avery
Nate Bargatze
W. Kamau Bell
Doug Benson
Matt Besser
Guy Branum
Matt Braunger
Janine Brito
Jerrod Carmichael
Neil Casey
Adam Cayton-Holland
Michael Cera
Drennon Davis
Jon Dore
Andres du Bouchet
Josh Fadem
Brett Gelman
Chris Gethard
Tim Heidecker
Emily Heller
Rob Huebel
Moshe Kasher
Robert Kelly
Dwayne Kennedy
Kyle Kinane
Hari Kondabolu
Howard Kremer
Jay Larson
Natasha Leggero
Gabe Liedman
Ken Marino
Marc Maron
Max & Ivan
Eugene Mirman
Aparna Nancherla
Mark Normand
Jay Oakerson
Johnny Pemberton
Eddie Pepitone
Andy Peters
Kevin Pollak
Rory Scovel
Andrew Short
Sarah Silverman
Jenny Slate
Nick Turner
Aisha Tyler
Kulap Vilaysack
Eric Wareheim
Reggie Watts
Brent Weinbach
Joe Wengert
…and more!

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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