As you know, we are packing up and heading south for our annual pilgrimage to SXSW. We’ll be in Austin for a week of breakfast tacos, comedy, more comedy, even more comedy and some awesome music. If you are going to be at SXSW, too, be sure to stop by our home away from home at the Vice Bar at 302 East 6th street from March 9-14. We have a schedule packed with the best comedy, free drinks and incredible bands, what’s not to love? Stay up to date by following us on Twitter @IFCsxsw and checking the schedule. And don’t forget that when you’re at the house, be sure to like IFC on Foursquare and be sure to check in so that you can unlock specials and, new this year, the IFC Comedy Badge.
Before you head down to Austin, or if you’re just in the mood for some laughs, watch Portlandia star/creator/writer Fred Armisen’s Guide to SXSW 1998. It’s the video that got Fred the shot at Saturday Night Live and he hasn’t been back to SXSW since, until this year, of course, when he heads back for more. Watch and learn: