South by Southwest 2017 Comedy Festival Lineup Includes Bob Odenkirk, Whitney Cummings, Doug Stanhope

Wanda Sykes, Chris Hardwick, and “Saturday Night Live” cast member Sasheer Zamata also among listed performers

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Every March, Austin's South by Southwest Festival showcases the latest in music, film, and comedy. SXSW on Tuesday released the initial lineup for its 2017 Comedy Festival, including Whitney Cummings, Bob Odenkirk, Doug Stanhope, Wanda Sykes, and Chris Hardwick.

Other big name participants at next month's comedy festival include Michael Ian Black, Horatio Sanz, Nick Swardson, Jason Mantzoukas, Janeane Garofalo, and "Saturday Night Live" cast member Sasheer Zamata.

"Over the last ten years, our goal has been to provide a space for promising comedic performers to collaborate with luminaries shaping the comedy world, and it's been incredible to watch SXSW's unique gathering of talent lead to successful projects and lasting relationships," Charlie Sotelo, the Head of the SXSW Comedy, said in a statement to Deadline. "We hope you'll join us to celebrate some of comedy's brightest minds and discover some new favorites."

South by Southwest 2017 runs March 10 - 19. Check out the current list of comedy participants and programs (below).

SXSW Comedy Participants
Al Madrigal, Andrew Santino, Big Jay Oakerson, Bob Odenkirk, Bonnie McFarlane, Brendon Walsh, Chris Hardwick, Dan Harmon, Dave Hill, Doug Benson, Doug Stanhope, Dulce Sloan, Glenn Wool, Eddie Pepitone, Guy Branum, Horatio Sanz, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Mantzoukas, Jessica McKenna, Joe DeRosa, Joel Kim Booster, John Hodgman, Jon Gabrus, Liza Treyger, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, Matteo Lane, Michael Ian Black, Morgan Murphy, Nate Bargatze, Nick Swardson, Nick Thune, Nicole Byer, Phoebe Robinson, Rich Vos, Robert Kelly, Sasheer Zamata, Scott Aukerman, Scott Thompson, Sean Patton, Shane Mauss, Shaun Diston, Tim Dillon, Tom Lennon, Wanda Sykes, Whitney Cummings, Wyatt Cenac, and more to come.

SXSW Comedy Festival Special Programs Featuring
"Above Average," "@midnight," "ASSSSCAT," "Comedy Bang! Bang!," "Doug Loves Movies," "Doug Stanhope and Friends," "HarmonQuest," "Improv4humans," "The Laugh Button Live w/ Gotham Comedy Club," "My Wife Hates Me," "Night Train," "Talk Show the Game Show," "What's Your F@%kin' Deal?" and more.