(Photos+Video) Loveway x Loud Village SXSW Recap

South By Southwest 2014 was a blast for Loveway Records! We teamed up with Loud Village, the host of some of the BEST comedy events in LA, to bring you a showcase like none other at SXSW! 

The event was held at Esther Follies on 6th st. in the heart of downtown Austin, TX and was hosted by Loud Village co-founder Jeremy Burke. Music was provided by Loveway's own Me Like Bees. Check out photos and a clip of Me Like Bees performing "Electric Feel" by MGMT with guest vocals by Christofer Drew below!

Featured Comics:

TJ Miller

Silicon Valley

TJ Miller was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch. He has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Chelsea Lately, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Conan. Miller reps Denver, Colorado, and toured with Second City for almost two years. Miller’s film credits include She's Out of my League, Gulliver's Travels, Get Him to the Greek, Unstoppable, Yogi Bear, How to Train Your Dragon, Extract, and Cloverfield; he’s currently starring in HBO series Silicon Valley.

Surprise Guest

Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress is a comedy writer and performer widely known for having an “irresistible” comedic presence that lands squarely between “cerebral and swagger,” (New York Times). Buress, the 2012 winner of Comedy Central’s award for Best Club Comic, recently signed a deal with the network that will see him headline his own comedy tour, debut a new one-hour special, and become a series regular on the upcoming show, Broad City. With talents that include video directing (“NaNa” by Chance the Rapper), commercial acting (Nike’s Kevin Durant spot), and lending his voice to the much-anticipated game, “Grand Theft Auto V,” Buress has also been lauded by Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, and Variety for his stage presence and wit. As a stand-up comedian, he’s been consistently featured throughout the late-night circuit, including the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and the Late Late show with Craig Ferguson. Also a former staff writer for both SNL and 30 Rock, Buress is the co-host of Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show, has guest-starred on Fox’s The Mindy Project, and appears as a regular “expert” on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. In addition, his debut comedy CD, My Name Is Hannibal (2010) and his Comedy Central one-hour special, Animal Furnace (2012), were both lavished with praise, each making multiple Top 10 lists.

(source: hannibalburess.com)

Joe Sib

Joe Sib is the co-founder of SideOneDummy Records, and he spent the 90s playing in bands and touring across the world. He has since signed and released albums from bands like Flogging Molly, The Gaslight Anthem, Anti-Flag, Title Fight and many more. In 2004, Sib began hosting Complete Control, a radio program solely dedicated to punk rock that airs on several stations across the country. In 2009, Sib created the one-man 'broken word' stage show California Calling: A Story Of Growing Up Punk Rock. The show led Joe to an unexpected leap into the world of stand-up comedy and he currently performs several nights a week at venues such as The Laugh Factory, The Improv and more.

(source: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_CE00021 )

Sean O'Connor

After starting his stand-up career in New Jersey, Sean O'Connor moved to New York and quickly became one of the city's favorite new comics and was featured in the NY Post as one of "New York's Top 20 Comics to Watch." Sean is working on a pilot for MTV, as well as developing his webseries "Sean & Meghan" for TV through Freemantle Media. In addition, Sean is writing and producing five original shorts for Atom films. He was recently a staff writer on "Sports Show with Norm MacDonald" on Comedy Central.

(source: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_CE00021 )

Byron Bowers

Originally from Atlanta now living in LA, Byron Bowers is a stand-up comedian and actor that appears regularly at The Comedy Store, The Comedy and Magic Club, The Hollywood Improv, and The Nerdist Theater.

He won the Big Sky International Comedy Competition, Uncle Clyde’s Comedy and the Ultimate Laff-Down XVI Competitions, and was a Boston Comedy Festival Semi-Finalist. 
He has appeared on “The Eric Andre Show” on Adult Swim 
Byron was also featured as New Face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.

His stand-up performances include Comedy Central’s new series “ dam Devine’s House Party”, BET’s "Comic View". 
Just taped TBS Pete Holmes Show on March 7th.


(source: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_CE00021 )

Jake Weisman

Jake Weisman is a comedian living in Los Angeles, CA. He is in a sketch group called WOMEN. He loves cats and he thinks people are attractive.

(source: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_CE00021 )

See you at SXSW 2015!

- Loveway Crew