Comedy Central and the Paramount Network are returning to Austin for 2020 SXSW with events highlighting The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Yellowstone and Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens. Plus, Comedy Central’s annual “Backyard Bash” is back!
Here are all the details:
SXSW Featured Session Happening Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m.
Social media titan and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah correspondent Jaboukie Young-White charts the future iteration of internet culture. In this multimedia presentation, Jaboukie will teach the next generation of social influencers the disruptive tools they need to master the art of online personal brand impact.
SXSW Featured Session Happening Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m.
Phoebe Robinson, executive producer/ creator of her own upcoming Comedy Central series, Jen Flanz, executive producer/showrunner of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Karey Dornetto, executive producer/showrunner of Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens stop by SXSW to discuss their experiences as female showrunners. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Bryn Sandberg, the women share their unique backstories, from their early days in the industry to calling the shots. They’ll discuss everything from their influences to their unique roles in comedy and on set.
Happening on Saturday, March 14 at Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden, 79 Rainey Street
Paramount Network’s critically acclaimed series Yellowstone is taking over Banger’s. The space will provide attendees the opportunity to get a glimpse into life on the Dutton Ranch and feature several classic cowboy activations including a mechanical bull, a leathercraft station, and a lasso course. Fans will also be treated to free wine, beer and BBQ as well as live musical performances.
Comedy Central’s Backyard Bash
Happening Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21 from 12 to 5 p.m. at Pelons Tex Mex & Bar 508 Mezcalerita, 802 Red River Street
Comedy Central’s Backyard Bash, an annual event since 2014, will feature several interactive stations celebrating Comedy Central franchises including a Drunk History dunk tank, a The Daily Show Twitter Library nickname generator, a prize wheel where fans can win some sweet CC swag, a South Side Free Throw game and much more! Backyard Bash is free, open to the public and entry includes a sampling of Wendy’s® new breakfast menu (while supplies last).