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2012 SXSW Comedy LineUp Announced

2012 SXSW Comedy LineUp Announced
South By Southwest (SXSW) has officially announced the lineup for SXSW Comedy, which will take place from March 10 - 17 in Austin, Texas. The festival's comedy programming has grown considerably since last year, with showcases, live podcast tapings and interactive shows stretching continuously throughout SXSW for the first time. The festival has announced 62 comedians scheduled to appear, nearly doubling last year's roster of performers.

Although SXSW is known for its music, film, and more recently, interactive portions of the festival, the comedy programming looks designed to delight both devoted comedy fans as well as casual observers. In fact, five of the comedians who landed on HuffPost Comedy's favorite comedy albums of 2011 list will be performing at the festival.

Part of the fun of SXSW Comedy is not knowing which performers will show up at which shows, although a full list of confirmed comedians has been released (and can be found in
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[TV] Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts

In the past few years Daniel Tosh has established himself as a very talented comedian. From his various stand up sets to his acclaimed Comedy Central program Tosh.0, he definitely knows how to tickle one’s funny bone. Fans of the cynical comic are certainly in for a treat with his latest performance Happy Thoughts now out on DVD. This marks the sarcastic humorist’s third special.

Filmed in San Francisco, Happy Thoughts is a more than adequate platform for Tosh to dump on pretty much everyone and everything. He is politically incorrect and knows how offensive he is. He starts things off appropriately by insulting his host city. He then informs the audience that he’s not good performing live hinting that he fares better on Tosh.0. He then dispenses jokes about random subjects starting with illegal immigration, jury duty, stereotypes and the law.

Tosh then talks about his girlfriend,
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