Variety's Power of Comedy 2024. Courtesy of Variety & SXSW.

Nick Kroll, John Legiuzamo, Samantha Bee Among Honorees For Variety's 2024 'Power Of Comedy' At SXSW

Variety's Power of Comedy 2024. Courtesy of Variety & SXSW.

SXSW, the annual conglomeration of film, media, music, comedy and more, is set to take place in Austin, Texas this March 8th to 16th. The massive festival & showcase is the place where new projects are screened & the leading players in entertainment are honored for their amazing contributions in their respective industries.

Variety & the Texas festival are excited to bring back this year's Power of Comedy event as part of the SXSW Comedy Lineup, where the organizations recognize the past year's comedic achievements across stand-up, film, TV and digital platforms. On March 8, Samantha Bee, John Leguizamo, Nick Kroll, Lilly Singh, and more leading comedy players will be honored at ACL Live in downtown Austin.

"Last year Variety Power of Comedy at SXSW was such a hit in Austin that we are moving to a much larger venue," said Dea Lawrence, Chief Operating and Marketing Officer, Variety. "We are excited to honor outstanding talent in comedy and congratulate all of our honorees."

Check out the full list of this year's comedy honorees below.

2024 SXSW 'Power of Comedy' Honorees

Samantha Bee

Bee will be awarded the Comedy Innovator Award for recognizing her accomplishments as a comedian, TV host of the first late-night satire show hosted by a woman, and author. Brooke Shields will present her the honor.

Robbie Praw

Praw will be awarded the Comedy Champion Award. He's instrumental in the development and growth of the comedy industry and has helped shape the careers of many successful comedians as VP of Standup & Comedy Formats at Netflix.

Nick Kroll and Andrew Rannells

Kroll & Rennells will be awarded the Comedy Duo Award in recognition for their work on SXSW 2024 Official Selection I Don't Understand You. Their co-star Morgan Spector will present the honor.

John Leguizamo

Leguizamo will be awarded the Comedy Actor Award for his storied career in comedy including the film To Wong Foo: Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar, the Ice Age franchise, and SXSW 2024 Official Selection Bob Trevino Likes It among others projects. Comedian Nick Thune will present him the honor.

Hannah Einbinder

Einbinder will be awarded the Comedy Actress Award For her work on SXSW 2024 Official Selection Hacks, season three. Jean Smart will present her with the honor.

Pamela Adlon

Adlon will be awarded the Comedy Director Award for her work as director on the SXSW 2024 Official Selection Babes. Adlon’s notable credits also include serving as the writer, director, executive producer, and star of the award-winning comedy series Better Things.

Lilly Singh

Singh will be awarded the Comedy Crossover Award for her evolution as a storyteller from YouTube creator to TV host, and now to actor, culminating in her upcoming role as co-writer, producer, and star of comedy film SXSW 2024 Official Selection Doin' It.

Jaboukie Young-White

Young-White will be awarded the Comedy Connoisseur Award for his broad body of work including The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Rough Night, Only Murders In The Building, numerous stand up performances, and more.

Cazzie David

David will be awarded the Breakthrough Artist Award for her work as a writer, director and actress in SXSW 2024 Official Selection I Love You Forever. Diablo Cody will present her with the honor.

How to get tickets for SXSW 2024.

This event will be open to all SXSW Badges (Platinum, Interactive, Film & TV, and Music) on a first come, first served basis. Additional tickets are available to the public for purchase here .

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