Presented by Variety

Variety Power of Comedy

Mar 10, 2023

8:00pm – 11:00pm CT

Doors open at 7:30PM with a cocktail hour and red carpet.
Show starts at 8:15PM

Variety Power of Comedy, presented by Inspire Brands, will recognize comedic achievements across stand-up, film, TV and digital platforms on March 10 at SXSW. This year’s honorees are Eric André, Cult Favorite; Chelsea Handler, Comedy Icon; Jake Johnson, Comedy Director; Anna Kendrick, Comedy Actress; Patton Oswalt, Stand-up Comic; Phoebe Robinson, Comedy Innovator; Tim Robinson & Zach Kanin, Sketch Comedy; and Rachel Sennott, Breakthrough Artist. Variety Power of Comedy will be hosted by Mike Lawrence and Nick Thune. Participants also include Bob Odenkirk. Inspire Brands will be serving food and drink at the event from Arby's, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin', Jimmy John's and SONIC Drive-in. The event will be open to SXSW badgeholders on a first come, first served basis.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Eric André

The Eric Andre Show

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Jake Johnson

Self Reliance

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Primary Access
Music Badge
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Film & TV Badge
Secondary Access
Film & TV Festival Wristband