Sanz to Perform at This Year’s SXSW Comedy Festival

Horatio Sanz is migrating South by Southwest

The 47-year-old Chilean-born American actor and comedian will perform at the annual South by Southwest Festival in Texas as part of the tenth edition of the SXSW Comedy Festival.

Horatio Sanz

Sanz, best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998–2006, joins a lineup that includes Bob Odenkirk, Whitney Cummings, Michael Ian Black and Wanda Sykes.

The festival, which runs from March 10-17, will also feature an appearance by half-Mexican American comedian Al Madrigal, who was a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

“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,” said Charlie Sotelo, Head of SXSW Comedy Festival. “We hope you’ll join us to celebrate some of comedy’s brightest minds and discover some new favorites.”

Below is a list of SXSW comedy participants and specials.

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.

Madrigal to Perform at the “Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival”

Al Madrigal is preparing to a bring a little comedy & curiosity to several cities in the United States.

The 41-year-old Latino stand-up comedian and actor is set to appear at Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival.

Al Madrigal

Along with Madrigal, the 13-city comedy tour – sponsored by LiveNation – will include comedy routines from Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords, Brody Steven, Chris D’Elia, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, Jim Jefferies, John Mulaney, and Kristen Schaal.

The Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival will run from August 23 to September 22.

Madrigal is a regular correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He previously co-starred in the Gary Unmarried and has been a regular performer on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and has also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Here’s a look at the dates for the event:

Fri 23-Aug       Austin, TX       austin360 Amphitheater

Sat 24-Aug     Houston, TX    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
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Sun 25-Aug    Dallas, TX        Gexa Energy Pavilion

Fri 30-Aug       Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion

Sat 31 Aug      Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

Sun 1-Sep      Detroit, MI       DTE Energy Music Theatre

Fri 6-Sep         Camden, NJ     Susquehanna Bank Center

Sat 7-Sep       Holmdel, NJ     PNC Bank Arts Center

Sun 8-Sep      Mansfield, MA   Comcast Center

Fri 13-Sep       Denver, CO     Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Sun 15-Sep     Irvine, CA        Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Fri 20-Sep       Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
Sun 22-Sep Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion

Madrigal to Star in NBC’s “About a Boy” Pilot

The Daily Show’s Al Madrigal will star in the television adaptation of a popular Hugh Grant film.

The 41-year-old Latino actor/comedian has landed a role in About a Boy, the NBC television pilot based on the Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name.

Al Madrigal

Directed by Jon Favreau and written by  Jason Katims, the project follows the relationship between Will (portrayed by David Walton), a bachelor man-child, and the young boy who moves in next door with his kooky single mother Fiona (Minnie Driver).

Madrigal will play Andy, Will’s best friend and the husband of Laurie (portrayed by Anjelah Johnson).

He’s currently a correspondent on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has standup special Why is the Rabbit Crying premiering on Comedy Central in April.

His acting credits include Free Agents, Gary Unmarried, Welcome to the Captain and Wizards of Waverly Place.