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How Trevor Noah’s
Has Adapted to the Rapid-Fire News Cycle of Trump
“At 5:30 p.m., somebody’s getting indicted, some tweet is coming out, somebody is getting into some scandal. Something is going to happen.”
I Am Richard Pryor
Documentary Makes Its TV Debut Next Week
Tiffany Haddish, Lily Tomlin, Mike Epps, and more show up in the film.
Kathy Griffin’s First Concert Film Is Premiering at South by Southwest
Griffin will weave the story of the photo and its backlash with bullshit about the Kardashians.
Britain’s New Guard in Hip-Hop Is Ready to Take Over
London artists blended Afro-pop, rap, R&B, dancehall, and grime in one of the most vibrant, high-energy shows at SXSW.
Please Enjoy James Adomian’s SXSW Bernie Sanders Town Hall
Fresh off his Daily Beast interview that led to Alec Baldwin freaking out on Twitter and blocking anyone who dared to agree with Adomian’s […]
Man Arrested for Orchestrating Bomb Threat at the Roots’ SXSW Concert
“Thanks for understanding,” Questlove tweeted.
Tiffany Haddish Says She Wants to Host the 2019 Oscars … on One Condition
“I know my father would be extremely proud if I got to do that … As long as I get a paycheck.”
Ready Player One
Pop-Culture Wink That’s Going to Divide Audiences
Four takeaways — one of them spoiler-y — from the SXSW premiere of Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s gaming fantasy.
Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, James Adomian, Scott Aukerman, and Many More […]
Austin’s SXSW festival returns next month from Friday, March 9th through Sunday the 18th, and the initial lineup for the event was just […]
good one podcast
Behind the Best Gay Wedding Sketch Ever
On this week’s episode of
The Best Ways to Discover New Music, According to 14 Artists
From making Spotify collaborative playlists to paying attention to bands record labels are signing.
SXSW Artists On How They Got Discovered (and How You Can, Too)
“All it takes is one yes to start your career.”
Garth Brooks Questions the Merits of Music Streaming, While Finally Embracing It
“Isn’t ‘Fools Rush In’ worth more than 99 cents?”
A Resolute Tinashe Switches Lanes With Her New Single ‘Flame’
“In the past, I’ve felt limited by genre titles,” she said at SXSW. “I don’t want to be stuck in a box. I’m a versatile person.”
south by deportation
All of the Musicians Denied U.S. Entry to Perform at South by Southwest
What’s going on?
Ed Sheeran Will Guest-Star on
Game of Thrones
And the final season will only be six episodes.
SXSW Will Drop ‘Deportation Clause’ Starting in 2018
Artists had threatened to boycott SXSW if the festival didn’t remove the clause.
SXSW Under Fire After ‘Deportation Clause’ Revealed in Artist Contracts
“We understand that given the current political climate surrounding immigration, the language that was published seems strong.”
Prepare to Get Weird With
at South by Southwest
Neko Case, M. Ward, and Tame Impala will be performing “
Bob Odenkirk, Dan Harmon, Michael Ian Black, and More Join SXSW Comedy’s […]
Austin’s SXSW festival returns next month from Friday, March 10th through Sunday the 19th, and today they revealed the initial SXSW Comedy […]
SXSW 2017 Film Festival: Malick, Apatow, & More
Song to Song
stars Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, and Natalie Portman.
President Obama’s Getting His Own Music Festival
At last, Malia gets a festival in her literal backyard.
Here’s the Trailer for Showtime’s ‘SXSW Comedy with Natasha Leggero’
Natasha Leggero hosts her own SXSW standup series that’s headed to Showtime next week. Titled SXSW Comedy with Natasha Leggero, the two-part […]
Michelle Obama Unveils Charity Single
Diane Warren wrote the song, which features Kelly Clarkson, Chloe x Halle, Missy Elliott, Jadagrace, Lea Michele, Janelle Monáe, Kelly Rowland, and Zendaya.
Seeso Is Sponsoring the Best SXSW Comedy Events This Weekend
In partnership with Seeso. You get it. If you’re at SXSW this year, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of live […]
The Obamas Will Give SXSW Keynotes
The first president to speak at SXSW? Oh yeah, that’s another first.
Chris Hardwick, Todd Barry, Cameron Esposito, and More Join SXSW Comedy’s […]
Austin’s SXSW festival returns next month from Friday, March 11th through Sunday the 20th, and today they revealed the initial SXSW Comedy […]
Showtime’s ‘SXSW Comedy with W. Kamau Bell’ Premieres Friday July 24th
SXSW, Showtime, and Rooftop Comedy have teamed up for their first TV comedy special, and it just got a premiere date and trailer. Titled SXSW […]
Take a Tour of Some Futuristic Brasilia Hotspots with Reggie Watts
Looking for a new vacation destination? Consider Brasilia, the subject of a short film directed by Benjamin Dickinson that premiered on […]
Watch Hannibal Buress Play Drums for Speedy Ortiz at SXSW
Hannibal Buress might have forgotten the name of the band he played with at SXSW during his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, but […]
’s Jim Rash on Dean’s Sexuality
“For me in particular it was a good season because we deal with his sexuality.”
Had to Cut Around Paul Walker’s Death. Did It Work?
We’ve seen it.
big important questions
Ryan Gosling’s SXSW Panel Turns Into an Attendee’s Wedding Proposal
Ry-guy is the mike-bearer.
Amy Schumer, Wyatt Cenac, Scott Aukerman, and More Are Headed to SXSW
Austin’s SXSW Festival just announced its big comedy lineup for this year, which runs from March 14th through the 21st and is set to feature a […]
Judd Apatow and Paul Feig’s New Female-Led Comedies Will Premiere at SXSW
Starring Amy Schumer and Melissa McCarthy, respectively.
life in pictures
Life in Pictures: Solange Knowles
Photographer Charlotte Hornsby followed her for four days, from the Louisiana countryside to SXSW.
Jimmy Kimmel Catches a Bunch of SXSW Music Fans in Their Web of Lies
Currently doing a week of shows at SXSW in Austin, Jimmy Kimmel resurrected his “Lie Witness News” segment to ask a bunch of music festival […]
Highlights from Lena Dunham’s Keynote Address at SXSW
Lena Dunham keynoted the South by Southwest Film Conference on Monday to a house packed with attendees, many of whom waited in line for over an […]
Inside SXSW’s ‘Inside ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’’ Panel
It’s only been on the air for two weeks, but Late Night with Seth Meyers already has a best-of reel and its own dedicated (sometimes intense) […]
SXSW Announces Comedy Lineup: Bill Cosby, Good Neighbor, and More
Austin-based giant arts festival South by Southwest (SXSW) just announced the comedy portion of its 2014 lineup. Here’s a rundown of what the […]
‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Is Doing a Week of Shows in Austin for SXSW
Jimmy Kimmel is getting ready to host another week of his late night talk show from Austin, Texas. From March 10th to March 14th, Jimmy Kimmel […]
Friday Night Lights
’ Shooting Locations
Going to South by Southwest? Take a break at Coach Taylor’s house.
Moontower Fest Disinvites Matt Braunger for Performing at Competing SXSW
There’s a rivalry brewing in Austin, Texas, between two spring comedy fests: The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival and South by […]
SXSW Announces Its Comedy Lineup (Maron, Armisen, Aukerman, Silverman, and […]
Austin-based film/music/comedy festival South by Southwest (or SXSW as the cool kids call it) just announced its comedy lineup, running from […]
Because of ‘Quality Issues’
There’s an “ugliness” and a “deadness.”
A Video Guide to Fred Armisen’s Pre-’SNL’ Years
Throughout Saturday Night Live’s history, the show’s cast has been largely imported from comedy training grounds like the Second City in […]
The Thirteen Best, Weirdest, and Most Memorable Moments From SXSW
Our critic’s favorite new bands.
Watch a New Yorker Cartoonist Doodle and Chat at the Same Time
Here’s a video interview with New Yorker cartoonist Matt Diffee, in which he discusses the business of “drawing funny” and also doodles a […]
Yes, Fiona Apple’s SXSW Performances Really Have Been Mind-blowing
A critic bears witness to a genuinely staggering level of emotional sensitivity.
Watch Bruce Springsteen Perform ‘This Land Is Your Land’ With Arcade Fire, Tom Morello at SXSW
They reallly jam on that thing.