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SXSW 2013: What to do on Saturday March 9 inc. Scott Aukerman, Comedy Bang! Bang!

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Between the panels, the official parties, the day parties, the unofficial parties, the events and the live podcast recordings, there is a lot to do at SXSW. There’s no doubt that the SXSW schedule can be pretty overwhelming. The Interactive schedule alone is the size of the phone book of a municipality that still uses phone books. So we’re here to help you navigate the best comedy events and parties happening at SXSW 2013. (And don’t forget you can always check the IFC Crossroads House schedule here.)

Here’s what to do at SXSW on Saturday March 9th:

Comedy Bang! Bang! Live Podcast Recording
6 – p.m. at Esther’s Follies

Comedy Bang! Bang! is doing a live taping of Scott Aukerman’s must-listen podcast. The show blends interviews, games, and inspired character bits with guests Martin Starr (Freaks & Geeks), James Adomian, Reggie Watts, Ken Marino, Natasha Leggero and Rob Huebel. The shows are always high-spirited and laugh out loud funny. Don’t believe us? Show up and if you don’t crack a smile, we’ll buy you a Grumpy Cat doll.* (*offer not actually valid anywhere because they don’t make Grumpy Cat dolls, trust us, we’ve looked)

IFC Presents Comedy Bang! Bang! Standup Showcase
8:30 – 10 p.m. at IFC Crossroads House

IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! hosts an all-star showcase with Scott Aukerman, Reggie Watts and friends, promising a night of offbeat and amazing comedy with maybe even a few previews of the show’s upcoming second season returning to IFC this summer.

SXSW Comedy Opening Party presented by IFC and JASH
10:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. at IFC Crossroads House

The opening night celebration kicks off SXSW Comedy 2013. Featuring new YouTube channel, JASH’s standup showcase with Sarah Silverman and Reggie Watts with a party to follow.

Want the latest news on IFC’s happenings at SXSW? Check the schedule here. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @IFCsxsw

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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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