By Kimberley Carmona
Start your day with balls, free food and alcohol. Comedy Central is presenting the Moontower Ping Pong Slapdown this year with The Sklar Brothers giving the audience a colorful commentary throughout the tournament. Who will end up victorious in the battle of comics versus badge holders? That’s for you to find out. Spaces are limited, but there will be free food and drinks. The event will be held at the Stateside from 2 p.m to 5 p.m. Be there or don’t have fun.
After the epic Ping Pong Slapdown, make your way to the Cactus Café to see Cashing in with T.J. Miller. You are probably not surprised that Miller made the list again, but let me make my case. Podcast host Cash Levy and Miller will be recording their podcast at the festival. That’s really cool! Throughout the recording, they will give you unsolicited advice, tips on being a better person and maybe they will find the meaning of life. If you are hesitant, listen to their podcasts so you can understand why this is on my list. It’s going to be funny, I promise. Show starts at 6:30 p.m.
If you don’t want to make you way to the Cactus Café, make your way to the Paramount at 6:00 p.m. to see John Mulaney. Mulaney is known for his work on Saturday Night Live including the creation of one of my favorite SNL characters, Stefon. He is sharp, a great storyteller and quick on his feet, which is why he’s one of the country’s favorite standup comedians. This performance is one you will not want to miss. Don’t worry, he’s standup is so much better than his Fox sitcom, Mulaney.
Take a trip to the Big Apple without leaving Austin. Some of New York’s finest standup comedians will be performing at The Parish at 8:15 p.m. Let’s see what the Big Apple has to offer at America’s weirdest city especially if the host is Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Michelle Wolf. The lineup includes Inside Amy Schumer’s Kurt Metzger, MTV’s Guy Code’s Jermaine Fowler, Comedy Central Present’s Nate Bargatze, 30 Rock’s “The World Champion” Judah Friedlander, The Nightly Show’s Ted Alexandro, VH-1’s Morning Buzz’s Michele Buteau, IFC’s Comedy Drop’s Kate Berlant, Robert Kelly and SNL’s Sahseer Zamata. Let’s show these New Yorkers some Southern hospitality.
Last on our list is Bridget Everett. She is wonderful, outrageous and really talented, which makes her a comedic powerhouse. Everett is the comedian you want to end your night with. She goes all-out in her comedic musical performances that will make you speechless. End the festival by walking over to the Google Fiber Stage before 10:30 p.m. to catch one of your new favorite comedians.
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