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Who caught Demetri Martin‘s recent show at The Paramount? How was it? What about Neil Hamburger? Here are some more upcoming Austin comedy shows (by comedians we’re fans of), many of which will go down during SXSW this year.

As mentioned on Twitter, Pete Holmes is coming to Austin to to play the CapCity Comedy Club six times, between February 15th through the 18th. Tickets are available now.

Holmes isn’t the only great show coming to Cap City though. Others include SNL alum Kevin Nealon, March 2-3, and NYC bad boy Anthony Jeselnik, April 14-18..

Also coming to Austin (the same day as Kevin Nealon) is Chris Hardwick (with Jonah Ray & Matt Mira) for an edition of Nerdist Podcast Live! at the Stateside Theatre at the Paramount. Tickets and more info at the link

Anthony, Pete and Chris were all also here in 2011 for SXSW.

And speaking of SXSW and live podcast performances, SXSW just announced eight live podcasts (including Pete Holmes), and the expansion of their comedy programming:

South by Southwest is excited to announce its lineup of live podcasts, plus a preview of this year’s expanded comedy programming, which runs throughout the Interactive, Film, and Music festivals. SXSW Comedy runs from March 10-17, 2012 in Austin, Texas.

This year, we’ll present eight live comedy podcast tapings featuring top comics and surprise celebrity guests. The lineup includes:

WTF with Marc Maron
Doug Loves Movies with Doug Benson
Comedy Bang Bang with Scott Aukerman
You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
The Smartest Man In The World with Greg Proops
Sklarbro Country with Jason and Randy Sklar
Who Charted? with Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack
and Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show

Also new for 2012, programming will feature two additional nights of comedy showcases, two new venues, and comedy-focused panels in the Interactive Conference. The complete lineup of participating talent and the full schedule will be announced soon here at

SXSW Comedy Showcases
Eight straight nights of stand-up start on Saturday, March 10, featuring some of the biggest names in comedy alongside up-and-coming acts from across the country. This year, SXSW Comedy will expand to multiple venues, offering more shows, seats, and performers than ever before.

Comedy showcases are available at no additional cost to all SXSW attendees. Shows taking place during the Film and Interactive conferences (March 10-13) will be open to those with Platinum, Gold, and Film badges. Shows during the Music festival (March 13-17) will be open to those with Platinum and Music badges and Music wristbands.

SXSW Comedy Panels
A track of comedy-focused panels will debut as part of the SXSW Interactive Festival, exploring topics from technology to the artistic process. Interactive panels will be held from March 9-13 at the Austin Convention Center, and are open to all Interactive, Gold and Platinum badgeholders.

Venues and SXSW Comedy on the Next Stage
Throughout the festival, comedy shows will take place at two downtown Austin venues, the legendary Esther’s Follies and The Velveeta Room. This year, we’re also bringing some of our favorite shows to the Next Stage, located in the SXSW Trade Show at the Austin Convention Center from March 12-15.

Stay tuned for more SXSW comedy announcements, and follow @bvSXSW on twitter.

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