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Set List


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



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.


Ben Kronberg

A standup who’s appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Last Call With Carson Daly, and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, Ben has been a featured performer at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, Vancouver Comedy Festival, and Boston Comedy Festival.


Greg Proops

Greg Proops is a stand-up comic from San Francisco, currently living in Hollywood. He's best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway?, and can be can be seen on series' latest season on the WB. Mr. Proops has been a guest on Red Eye, The Late, Late Show and Chelsea Lately on E! His hit podcast, The Smartest Man in the World, has recorded live in Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, Edinburgh, Dublin, San Francisco, Oslo, Amsterdam, Austin, London, Paris aboard a ship in the Caribbean and somehow, Cleveland. Find it at Proopcast.com or iTunes.


Jonah Ray

Jonah is an exciting new voice in LA's comedy world. He is a frequent sketch and stand-up performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, as well as being a recurring sketch performer for several Comedy Central shows like Crossballs, Last Laugh, Live at Gotham"and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Jonah is the co-host of LA’s hit weekly standup showcase, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, which is being adapted into a Comedy Central series.


Kate Berlant

Based in Brooklyn, Kate Berlant performs across the country in festivals and was recently profiled by The New York Times as a “magnetic improvisational comic” at the forefront of experimental comedy.  In 2012 she was named one of Time Out New York’s “Top Three Comics to Watch” and as one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.”  Reggie Watts named her as one of his “Top Ten Stand-Up Comedians” in Time Out London, and Splitsider listed her as one of the “Top Ten Up and Coming Comedians on the East Coast.” Kate has been commissioned by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles to work on their online channel, and was one of the faces of IFC’s web series “Comedy Drop.”


Matt Braunger

Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, OR. A headlining comedian since 2007 and an actor since childhood, Matt's comedy has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,and Live at Gotham. He is a regular panelist on "Chelsea Lately" and Comedy Central's "@Midnight." Matt's half-hour special on Comedy Central was released in 2009, and his hour special, "Shovel Fighter," was released in 2012. In 2008 he won "Best of the Fest" at the Rooftop Festival in Aspen and in 2009 he was named to Variety's "Top 10 Comics to Watch." He has released two albums, "Soak Up the Night" and "Shovel Fighter." Matt has performed at a variety of prestigious comedy festivals including the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and Chicago, SXSW, Bumbershoot, and in 2007 he co-founded the Bridgetown Festival in Portland, OR. Matt's television credits include a recurring role on NBC's "Up All Night," a series regular on "Mad TV," and roles on "The Michael Fox Show," "Happy Endings," HBO's "Family Tree" "Blue Mountain State," "The United States of Tara," and "Pushing Daisies."


Nate Bargatze

Nate Bargatze has had two late night appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, four appearances on Conan and had his own Comedy Central Presents in 2011. He has written for Spike TV's Video Game Awards and received critical acclaim at the Montreal Comedy Festival multiple years. When he isn't winning comedy festivals in both New York and Boston, or performing at Bonnaroo or on tour with Jimmy Fallon's Clean Cut Comedy Tour, he might just be performing for troops in Iraq, which he has done five times. His debut comedy album "Yelled at by a Clown" reached #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Nate was also featured as one of Esquire's Best New Comedians, as one of Marc Maron's comedians to watch in Rolling Stone and in Paste Magazine, and as one of the 10 Comedians Who Deserve Their Own TV Show on CoolMaterial.com.


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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