2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Turnt Up! with Eliza Skinner

Sunday, March 13
9:00PM - 10:30PM

The Hideout
617 Congress Ave


Comedians face off in series of one-on-one rap battles -- totally freestyle, totally improvised. The SXSW Comedy crowd decides the winner by applause at the end of every round, until one comic is crowned king.

Hosted by Eliza Skinner, with music provided live by beatboxer Ben Buck

Hashtags: #sxsw #sxswcomedy


David Gborie at SXSW

David Gborie

Comedian David Gborie has appeared on many of the country's best alternative comedy festivals (like Bridgetown, High Plains, and SF Sketchfest), and has been a standout performer on every stage he'...

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Eliza Skinner at SXSW

Eliza Skinner

Eliza Skinner was a writer and correspondent on Totally Biased (produced by Chris Rock), Fashion Police (with Joan Rivers) and Adam Ruins Everything (truTV), and she is currently a staff writer for...

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Howard Kremer at SXSW

Howard Kremer

Howard Kremer is a standup and actor who launched his career as a writer and star on MTV's Austin Stories. As his rap alter-ego Dragon Boy Suede, Kremer has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comed...

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Maggie Maye

Maggie Maye is an Austin-based standup, sketch actor, and writer has been featured on Conan, and Gotham Comedy Live. Maye has appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, FunFunFun Fest, SXSW, and t...

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Rhea Butcher at SXSW

Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher cut her teeth comically in Chicago at the Second City and iO before starting her career in standup. She was part of the first Chicago Women's Funny Festival and is a former winner of O...

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Ryan Cownie at SXSW

Ryan Cownie

Ryan Cownie has been called "a funny young punk" and "one of the most intriguing voices in the comedy scene" by Austinist; the Omaha native, now living in Los Angeles, has performed on Fun Fun Fun ...

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Sean Patton at SXSW

Sean Patton

Standup Sean Patton started performing in New Orleans, and he's bouncing between coasts ever since, having quickly become a staple at the biggest clubs across the country and in New York and LA. He...

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