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SXSW announces initial list of 2020 Comedy Festival participants and shows

The lineup includes Pete Davidson, Hannibal Buress, Jon Daly, Yamaneika Saunders and others.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: Austin and Travis County leaders announced on March 6 that SXSW has been canceled.

South by Southwest announced its initial list of 2020 SXSW Comedy Festival participants and shows, including comedians and entertainers such as Pete Davidson, Hannibal Buress, Jon Daly, Yamaneika Saunders and others. 

SXSW said, "The Comedy Festival endeavors to foster an environment where tomorrow’s most promising comedians can perform alongside and mingle with icons from the world of film and television." 

The event will include diverse programming including stand-up, sketch, improv, podcast recordings, conversations and more, according to the festival.

Part of the program includes a benefit show for the Friends of Firefighters foundation hosted by Judd Apatow.

2020 SXSW Comedy Festival participants:

  • Aaron Jackson
  • Ahmed Bharoocha
  • Alex English
  • Alyssa Stonoha
  • Andy Haynes
  • Anthony Devito
  • Ayo Edebiri
  • Besty Sodaro
  • Bill Burr
  • Bob Odenkirk
  • Brett Davis
  • Byron Bowers
  • Dave Hill
  • David Gborie
  • Doug Benson
  • Eddie Pepitone
  • Eugene Cordero
  • Frank Oz
  • Gil Ozeri
  • Greg Stone
  • Hannibal Buress
  • Horatio Sanz
  • James Adomian
  • Joel Kim Booster
  • Jon Daly
  • Judd Apatow
  • Kiry Shabazz
  • Leonard Maltin
  • Liza Treyger
  • Lorelei Ramirez
  • Maggie Maye
  • Mary Holland
  • Matt Besser
  • Matt Kirshen
  • Megan Stalter
  • Mike Feeney
  • Mitra Jouhari
  • Monroe Martin
  • Nick Thune
  • Patti Harrison
  • Pete Davidson
  • Rachel Pegram
  • Ricky Velez
  • Robert Kelly
  • Rosebud Baker
  • Sabrina Jalees
  • Samantha Bee
  • Sandy Honig
  • Shane Gillis
  • Stuart Goldsmith
  • Thomas Middleditch
  • Yamaneika Saunders

2020 SXSW Comedy Festival special programs featuring:

  • ASSSSCAT
  • The Comedian’s Comedian
  • Doug Loves Movies
  • Dynasty Typewriter
  • improv4humans
  • The King of Staten Island Revue
  • The Last Laugh
  • The Laugh Button Live!
  • Loud Village Live
  • Maltin on Movies
  • National Lampoon Radio Hour: The Podcast
  • Roast Battle
  • The Underculture

The full program and schedule can be found on the SXSW website.

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