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Moontower Review: Unhinged
While bigger stuff was going down at the Paramount and Stateside theatres on Thursday, a comedy showcase called “Unhinged” was demonstrating how Moontower’s selling points need not be confined to Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, and wildly popular comedians of their ilk (you know, people with TV shows and immortal bits about KFC Famous Bowls).

1:08PM Sat. Apr. 25, Russ Espinoza Read More | Comment »

Moontower Review: Dr. Katz Live
The doctor was in at Moontower Thursday. About a month shy of the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, comedian Jonathan Katz reprised his signature character in a staged clinical setting with Dana Gould, Maria Bamford, Andy Kindler, Dom Irrera, and Emo Phillips.

11:15AM Sat. Apr. 25, Russ Espinoza Read More | Comment »

Moontower Review: Blue Moon
It’s hard to surprise late show audiences; especially at a comedy show called Blue Moon. They know what to expect. But last night’s comics at the Velv Comedy Lounge pulled it off. Of course, they did have some help. Host Satan performed some of the cutest Jesus jokes in like 2,000 years.

3:36PM Fri. Apr. 24, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

Terry Maker's "Holy Fool" is a Divine Manifestation of Art
Q: Who is this Holy Fool showing work at Austin’s excellent grayDUCK Gallery?

12:01PM Fri. Apr. 24, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Moontower Interview: Hasan Minhaj
Getting hired as a correspondent for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was, without question, a great break for Hasan Minhaj. But it isn't as if the 29-year-old comedian was sitting around waiting for his cell to ring. This is a guy who in just a few years has made a mark in stand-up, onstage storytelling, web series, documentary film, and MTV.

10:09AM Fri. Apr. 24, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Moontower Review: Rachel Feinstein
Comedian Rachel Feinstein kicked off Moontower with a night of nostalgia. She performed impressions of her grandmother (offering a handy) and recalled fond memories of middle-school sleepovers (at which she humped a girl, repeatedly). It was a perfect (amount of dick jokes for a) Wednesday night.

4:08PM Thu. Apr. 23, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

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EMERGE: The Four Elements of Hip Hop – Right Here, Right Now!
The four elements of Hip Hop culture – DJs, MCs, breakdancing, and graffiti – will wreak a vibrant alchemy this Saturday at Blue Genie Art Industries as Rachel Koper and Nate Nordstrom present this year’s incarnation of the annual EMERGE.

1:00PM Wed. Apr. 22, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

It's a Ron-derful Life
The 2015 Moontower Comedy Festival gets under way on the evening of Wednesday, April 22, at the Paramount Theatre with a heap of 58-year-old “Tater Salad” and glass of Scotch, to boot. The festival, now in its fourth year, will stage its de facto opening ceremonies that night amid a cloud of cigar smoke with Ron White’s Texas Toasted.

12:21AM Thu. Apr. 16, Russ Espinoza Read More | Comment »

The Outskirts of Hope
Local writer Jo Ivester’s story changed dramatically in 1967 when her parents moved the family from Massachusetts to Mississippi to open a medical clinic and teach high school literature in one of the poorest areas of the country.

3:50PM Tue. Apr. 14, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

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Neil Diamond’s Carbon Footprint Songbook lands on the Frank Erwin Center with divine justice