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Rooftop Comedy Live

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Rooftop Comedy gives fans access to the country’s rising stand-up stars, and in this SXSW showcase they’ll present a few of their favorites live onstage.

Presenters

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Adam Cayton-Holland

Adam Cayton-Holland was recently named one of Esquire’s 25 Comics to Watch. He has appeared on Conan, ABC’s Happy Endings, and was featured on the Nerdist and Sklarbro County podcasts. Cayton-Holland has also performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs, Bridgetown Comedy and Rooftop Comedy festivals, and recently launched his own comedy festival in Denver, The High Plains Comedy Festival. His monthly show and web series The Grawlix is a critically-lauded darling child that you should know and love, and they recently filmed a pilot for Amazon Studios called Those Who Can’t. Adam also has a podcast, My Dining Room Table.

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Byron Bowers

Originally from Atlanta now living in LA, Byron Bowers is a stand-up comedian and actor that appears regularly at The Comedy Store, The Comedy and Magic Club, The Hollywood Improv, and The Nerdist Theater.

He won the Big Sky International Comedy Competition, Uncle Clyde’s Comedy and the Ultimate Laff-Down XVI Competitions, and was a Boston Comedy Festival Semi-Finalist.
He has appeared on “The Eric Andre Show” on Adult Swim
Byron was also featured as New Face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.

His stand-up performances include Comedy Central’s new series “ dam Devine’s House Party”, BET’s "Comic View".
Just taped TBS Pete Holmes Show on March 7th.

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Drennon Davis

From his elaborate characters and impressions, to his provocative songs and animation, Drennon is quickly making a name for himself as one of the most innovative young minds in today’s comedy scene. His performances of festival favorite the Imaginary Radio Program combine live-looped songs and beat-boxing with one-man sketches and array of hilarious special guests into a show that the Los Angeles Comedy Bureau writes "not only lives up to its name, but exceeds expectation in what you could possibly think it is."

“If you venture into this awkward yet ultimately rewarding late-night show, you may well come out of it thinking that Drennon Davis is a bit of a genius.” - The Times (UK)

He’s been featured on Carson Daly’s Last Call and a semi-finalist of Last Comic Standing. His new animated show The Long Legs can be seen on MTV's rebirth of Liquid Television in 2012.

www.drennondavis.com

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Iliza Shlesinger

Originally from Dallas, Iliza moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Emerson College. She is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC'S Last Comic Standing. Most recently she was the host of CBS's syndicated comedy dating show Excused, and she can be seen on her own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, as well as NBC'S Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, E! Network's Chelsea Lately and The Soup, NBC'S Last Call with Carson Daily, TBS’ Who Gets the Last Laugh?, and Showtime's Pauly Shore and Friends. Her debut one hour comedy special, War Paint reached #1 on the iTunes charts and is currently available on Netflix.

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Maggie Maye

Maggie Maye loves candy.
She also loves performing comedy.
She’s performed stand up in festivals such as Bridgetown Comedy Festival, FunFunFun Fest, Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, and the All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival.
She’s opened for Godfrey, Paul Mooney, and Earth, Wind and Fire.
She’s had her name in comedy articles in the Huffington Post, LaughSpin, the New York Times, and the Portland Mercury.
Her comedy is described in the same way she is: sassy, charming, and smart.
Also, a 6-year-old once told her she was the funniest person ever. And kids rarely lie.
She'd call herself a thought provocateur, but that sounds douchy.

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Nick Rutherford

Nick Rutherford is a writer and comedian and a member of the sketch comedy group Good Neighbor. His work can be seen on MTV, E!, Current TV and the CW network. Nick was featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New York Underground Comedy Festival, The Los Angeles Comedy Festival, The SF SketchFest, and the Out of Bounds Festival in Austin TX. He performs stand up regularly around LA and on the road.

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