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As SXSW quickly approaches, the Austin fest has announced the initial lineup for its 2018 Comedy Festival.

The likes of Nick Offerman, Rachel Bloom, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Hader, Adam Pally and Beth Stelling are among those confirmed for this year's roster, which boasts a number of guests "from all corners of the entertainment industry," according to SXSW's announcement on Tuesday.

This year's Comedy lineup will participate in an eclectic round of programming, including live showcases, podcast recordings, live conversations, interviews and more.

"We hope to bring together compelling voices in comedy and provide them a place to shine within SXSW’s diverse media landscape," said Charlie Sotelo, Head of SXSW Comedy Festival. "The unique gathering from all reaches of entertainment so often leads to surprising moments and lasting relationships. It’s exciting to watch our performers thrive in that environment and we can’t wait to see what happens."

The SXSW Comedy Festival runs from March 9-17, with a full daily schedule through the 13th and nightly shows starting March 14. Additional lineup announcements are expected in the coming days.

See the initial lineup below and full details here.

SXSW Comedy Festival 2018 lineup:
Adam Lustick 
Adam Pally
Aparna Nancherla
Baron Vaughn
Beth Stelling
Betsy Sodaro
Bill Hader
Chris Garcia
Conner O’Malley
Dave Anthony
Dave Hill
David Gborie
Dick Cavett
Doug Benson
Gareth Reynolds
Godfrey
Horatio Sanz
Ian Abramson
Ian Karmel
Jake Weisman
James Adomian
James Davis
Jermaine Fowler
Jim Gaffigan
Jo Firestone
Joe Pera
Jon Gabrus
Lauren Lapkus
Leonard Maltin
Liza Treyger
Lynne Koplitz
Maeve Higgins
Martha Kelly
Matt Besser
Matt Ingebretson
Matteo Lane
Matthew Broussard
Monroe Martin
Nick Thune
Nick Offerman
Orlando Leyba
Pat Bishop
Rachel Bloom
Ramon Rivas
Robin Thede
Ron White
Roy Wood Jr.
Sam Morril
Scott Aukerman
Sean Patton
Stuart Goldsmith
Vanessa Gonzalez
Willie Barcena

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