Any woman can be funny, but do you have what it takes to make humor your career? FX Documentaries will give audiences a glimpse of the life of twelve female comics in the upcoming film Hysterical which premieres at SXSW Online.

What’s Happening:

  • FX Documentaries will host the world premiere of their new film, Hysterical during SXSW Online. The 2021 virtual event will take place from March 16-20th.
  • SXSW shared a tweet this afternoon highlighting several of the big features for the Film Festival portion of this year’s event.
  • Hysterical will be included in the Festival’s Documentary Spotlight. FX Tweeted the news as well, naming three of the doucmetary’s subjects: Nikki Glaser, Iliza Shlesinger, and Bonnie MacFarlane.

  • Following its premiere at SXSW, the movie will be available on FX later in 2021.


  • Hysterical is an honest and hilarious backstage pass into the lives of some of stand-up comedy’s most boundary-breaking women, exploring the hard-fought journey to become the voices of their generation and their gender.”

Hysterical is directed by Andrea Nevins and features:

  • Margaret Cho
  • Fortune Feimster
  • Rachel Feinstein
  • Marina Franklin
  • Nikki Glaser
  • Judy Gold
  • Kathy Griffin
  • Jessica Kirson
  • Sherri Shepherd
  • Iliza Shlesinger
  • And more

More SXSW:

  • Earlier this week, SXSW revealed their Keynote, Featured Speakers, and Featured Sessions. Among those sessions are:
    • FXX’s Dave Panel with the cast and creative team of the comedy series
    • National Geographic's Genius: Aretha including actress Cynthia Erivo and more.