The 2017 Moontower Comedy Festival kicks off April 19 – 22. Every year the festival attracts some of comedy’s biggest names and features the best up-and-coming comedians from around the country and lucky us because this year is no exception!
Don’t miss your chance to see Patton Oswalt, Ali Wong, Ralphie May, Margaret Cho, Chris Hardwick and “Saturday Night Live” alumni Colin Quinn, Jay Pharoah and current cast member Melissa Villaseñor to name a few. Also joining the festival is Twitter phenom Aparna Nancherla, Just for Laughs standout Chris Garcia and Tim & Eric mainstay DJ Douggpound.
We’re super psyched for this year’s podcast lineup that includes chart-toppers like “My Favorite Murder” and “Guys We F***cked,” “Bitch Sesh,” “Kill Tony” and “Fighter and The Kid.” There will also be plenty of popular live shows including 7 Minutes in Purgatory and Kyle Ayers’ Boast Rattle, a new addition to the festival that will play as a roast-style compliment contest.
The complete list of performers and ticket information can be found here. Shows will be held across 9 downtown Austin venues: 800 Congress, The Townsend, Speakeasy, The Velv Comedy Lounge, The Parish, Antone’s Nightclub, Google Fiber, Ten Oak, and Cap City Comedy Club.
Ready to get your laugh on? Here’s a comedy gem from last year’s fest featuring “Saturday Night Live’s” Leslie Jones & Colin Jost talking with Moontower’s “Inside Joke.” “Inside Joke” at the Moontower Comedy Festival is hosted by John Merriman & Kerri Lendo. Episodes air throughout the festival featuring exclusive interviews, backstage material, updates and more from the fest.
Catherine grew up watching action flicks at a very young age which led to her love of film. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Radio-TV-Film in 2012. Always the adventurer, Catherine traveled and lived in Sydney, Australia for a year where she took a selfie with Brad Pitt. She runs Shuffle with passion, lots of caffeine and tacos. When she’s not editing or writing you can find her crafting and planning her next adventure.