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Set List

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From Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad, Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net is currently a TV series on Sky Atlantic in the UK starring Robin Williams, Maria Bamford, Gilbert Gottfried, Greg Proops, Fred Willard, Drew Carey, Reggie Watts, and more. Comics are given outrageous, never-before-seen topics onstage, and perform seamlessly as if its the act they normally do while the audience follows the absurd, original topics on a projection screen.

This international sensation returns to SXSW from sold-out shows at festivals in Edinburgh, Melbourne, Montreal, Toronto, Austria, and beyond. With a recent run in Cairo, the show is also in production as the world's first improvised stand-up show in the Middle East. Set List runs monthly at UCB and Nerdmelt in Los Angeles, and runs weekly at the Comedy Cellar in New York City. The show is also currently a 60-episode web series on the Nerdist Channel with a new episode every Friday.  

More info at:  www.setlistshow.com

Presenters

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Ben Roy

Ben Roy is one of the fastest up-and-coming comics that the Denver scene has to offer. Recently featured in the book ‘Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and the Dangerously Funny’, alongside comedy greats Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, and Fred Armisen, author John Wenzel described him as, ‘gloriously erratic, mixing Louis Black’s quivering indignation with Bill Hicks’ vitriol and David Cross’s unapologetic misanthropy.” The Onion A.V. Club said “he’s like a skinny, punk-rock Sam Kinison.”

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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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Chris Gethard

Chris Gethard is a writer, actor, and comedian living in New York City. A mainstay performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, he has performed at the Just for Laughs festivals in both Montreal and Chicago, at South by Southwest, and at various colleges and theaters throughout the United States. He was named one of Variety’s Ten Comics to Watch in 2010, and has told stories on This American Life.

Chris was a guest writer at Saturday Night Live. He was also an original writer on The Onion News Network, which launched its online platform with a sketch he wrote that was written about in The New York Times. He also sold a pilot to Comedy Central.

Chris is the creator and host of The Chris Gethard Show, a variety and talk show that began as a stage show at UCB before becoming a weekly live public access show during the summer of 2011. The show has a fervent cult following, and is known for staging amazing stunts such as using a Twitter campaign to book Sean “Diddy” Combs as a guest on the show. Chris also once granted a young fan the night of her life by devoting an entire episode to her and booking all of her favorite celebrities. The Chris Gethard
Show has been written about in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and dozens of other publications. Chris has also promoted the show as a guest on both Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan.

Chris is the author of the book A Bad Idea I’m About to Do, named one of the Huffington Post’s ten books to read for the month of January upon its publication in early 2012. He is also the author of the book Weird NY, and the co-author of Weird NJ volumes one and
two, Weird US, and Weird VA.

As an actor, you can see Chris this summer in Iron Man 3, and later this year opposite Mila Kunis and Robin Williams in The Angriest Man In Brooklyn. Chris can also be seen in multiple episodes of the final season of NBC’s The Office.

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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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James Adomian

James Adomian is a daredevil dancing queen -- but don't you know deep down he's just a kitten? James was a top-10 finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and is a frequent guest on Comedy Bang Bang and other wild podcasts. He performs stand-up and characters live at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and festivals, theatres, gay bars, party schools and radical political events across North America. Set phasers to "chill!"

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Jerrod Carmichael

Neighbors

Jerrod Carmichael is an LA-based standup and performer originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has been featured on Variety’s list of top ten comics to watch, and as one of the New Faces at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. He has appeared on The Goodwin Games, and can be seen in the upcoming film Neighbors.

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Karen Kilgariff

The Pete Holmes Show

Karen Kilgariff is a writer, actress, comedian and musician. She was a cast member of HBO's Mr. Show, served as head writer for The Ellen DeGeneres Show from 2003-2008 and is currently the head writer of The Pete Holmes Show. Her new comedy music album Live at The Bootleg is available on iTunes.

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Paul Provenza

Paul Provenza has been a major name in stand-up comedy for decades. He is the co-creator and director of the critically acclaimed comedy/documentary The Aristocrats. He has written, produced, and starred in several comedy specials, including the comedy talk show Comics Only for Comedy Central and his own one-man show for Showtime, The Incredible Man-Boy. He is an artistic consultant to the Montreal and Chicago Just for Laughs festivals, and co-produced and starred in The Green Room with Paul Provenza for Showtime. He is the host of the acclaimed Sky TV series and stage show Set List.

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