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Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest: Local Stars on the Rise
Because nobody knows funny like ATX
DAILY Chrontourage  April 11, 2016, by Samantha Johnson
"...In the four years since its inception, Moontower Comedy Festival has become a staple in the comedic community. From April 20th-23rd, nearly 100 performers will flood our city, flexing their funny bones in various venues around Austin...."

Moontower Comedy Fest: Comics to Watch
Because we know funny
DAILY Chrontourage  April 16, 2015, by Tamar Price
"...From April 22-25, over 100 comics will takeover 11 venues around the city for the Moontower Comedy Festival. In only three years, the festival has featured stars like Aziz Ansari, Seth Meyers, Amy Schumer and local faves like Chris Cubas and Brendon Walsh...."

Moontower Comedy: Jen Kober
Hairy lesbian tales on the comedy trail from the Louisiana comic
DAILY The Gay Place  April 23, 2014, by Kate X Messer
"...Or your moms. Louisiana-bred comedian Jen Kober is in town for the Moontower Comedy Festival, and she's loaded with chewy SweetTarts...."

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival
In Austin's newest festival, stand-up finally gets top billing
Arts Story  February 3, 2012, by Robert Faires
"...It isn't that stand-up gets no love from Austin's festival scene. Comedy and the jokers who make it have become an increasingly prominent part of a pair of the biggest music fests in town, South by Southwest and Fun Fun Fun, not to mention having a strong presence in our largest comedy fest, Out of Bounds..."

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival Preview
April 25-28, 2012
Arts Story  April 27, 2012


Moontower 6: First Comics Announced
Ali Wong, Patton Oswalt, and Ralphie May lead list of 50 acts
DAILY Arts  December 9, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...Appears that arctic front didn't just bring our first freezing temperatures of the fall; it also dropped the first list of comedians for the 2017 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival. Among the names of the first 50 funny folk booked for the humor fest's sixth edition were headliners Ali Wong, Patton Oswalt, and Ralphie May...."

Moontower 6: More Headliners
Jay Pharaoh, Chris Hardwick, Morgan Murphy join 2017 lineup
DAILY Arts  January 27, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...When the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival released the names of 50 comics for the 2017 edition before Christmas, you knew that wouldn't be it. Not that Ali Wong, Patton Oswalt, Ralphie May, and the others weren't plenty to get excited about, but Moontower loves to save some juice for the new year..."

Thanks for the Memories, Moontower
Here’s how to relive all the comedy and oddity
DAILY Arts  April 29, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...The second annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest bowed out on Saturday, but there are plenty of ways to hit rewind and relive so much funny...."

Moontower Review: Blue Moon
No-holds-barred set successfully pushed the comedy envelope
DAILY Arts  April 22, 2016, by Ashley Moreno
"...Last night, Austin-based comedian Matt Sadler performed for the fifth year in a row at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, hosting the late-night, no-holds-barred Blue Moon showcase at the Velv Comedy Lounge. More about the performances after the jump, but you have to promise: no crying...."

Moontower 3 Schedules Its Jokers
100 comics into 10 venues into 4 days = thousands of laughs
DAILY Arts  March 26, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...Get out your date-books, timetables, and city maps, so you can start calculating how to maximize your laugh allowance the last weekend in April. The Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival has released the full schedule for its four-day feast of funny...."

Lights Come on for Third Moontower
Aziz Ansari, Kids in the Hall lead the pack of 2014 jokers
DAILY Arts  January 21, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...Hold your laughter, please. You'll want as much in reserve as possible come April when Austin is visited by Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford, Mike Birbiglia, Dennis Miller, JB Smoove, and, oh yes, Kids in the Hall – plus 100 more comics, all courtesy of the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival...."

Moontower 5: First Wave of Comics Announced
Martin Short and Kevin Smith lead the laugh makers for 2016
DAILY Arts  November 17, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...The Paramount Theatre is wasting no time in building the anticipation for its fifth Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival. Rather than wait until January to announce the first wave of comics, the theatre has made a pre-Thanksgiving drop of 28 comedians lined up for 2016, and topping the list are Martin Short and Kevin Smith...."

Moontower Review: Ron Funches
Huggable comic charms crowd, tells how to Winnie-the-Pooh it
DAILY Arts  April 23, 2016, by Ashley Moreno
"...In his second Moontower show as the Cap City Comedy Club headliner, Ron Funches imagined describing his job to the affluent neighbors in the rich neighborhood he’ll soon call home. “I get stoned and mumble into a microphone,” he said..."

Top Comics Announced for Moontower 4
Patton Oswalt, Ron White, Tim Minchin join the party in 2015
DAILY Arts  January 20, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...And the biggest, baddest "Tater" in Texas, Ron White. Ladies and gentlemen, and laugh lovers of all ages, meet your Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival headliners for 2015...."

Moontower 2014, Day 1: Local Laughs
Feeling funny about Austin's Mac Blake and Brendan K. O'Grady
DAILY Arts  April 23, 2014, by Ashley Moreno
"...Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival features tons of great comedians from all over. But as you pick shows, don’t forget great hometown comics, like 2013 Funniest Person in Austin and Mascot Wedding co-host, Mac Blake, and 2014 FPIA hopeful and co-host of Sure Thing, Brendan K..."

Moontower 5: More Comics Announced
David Cross, Leslie Jones, and Colin Jost join the fest fun
DAILY Arts  January 21, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...The 2016 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival continues to build the funny. To the 28 acts announced last fall – among them headliners Martin Short and Kevin Smith – now add David Cross, SNL's Leslie Jones and Colin Jost, Britain's Jimmy Carr, and Moontower returnee Janeane Garofolo...."

Moontower 5 Draws a Princess
Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum's purple reign hits Austin
DAILY Arts  February 9, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...No disrespect, Disney, but there's not a princess in your entire army of royal heroines that could get us as jazzed as the one that the 2016 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival will have. That would be Princess, the Prince tribute band created by SNL alumna Maya Rudolph and singer-songwriter Gretchen Lieberum...."

Moontower Review: John Mulaney
An ideal headliner to bring the 2015 comedy festival home
DAILY Arts  April 27, 2015, by Russ Espinoza
"...Though he'd already performed one sold-out show at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday night, Moontower Comedy Festival headliner John Mulaney shot out of the gate for his second show – also sold out – being friendly and funny in equal measure. “Hi! How are you?! Thanks for coming to this! Good to be back here!” he said following a boisterous reception...."

Moontower Review: Pete Holmes & TJ Miller
A one-two comedy punch from jokers as different as day and night
DAILY Arts  April 25, 2015, by Russ Espinoza
"...One can get one's Moontower Comedy fix practically all over Downtown: The Paramount, of course, being the White House for its spate of headliners over four nights, the Stateside next door as, say, Martha’s Vineyard, then smaller venues like the Parish and Speakeasy to catch some burgeoning talent that will be the fest’s heavy-hitters in future years...."

Moontower Review: New York’s Finest
No Garofalo, no problem for this gifted crowd of up-and-comers
DAILY Arts  April 25, 2016, by Sean L. Malin
"...Beginning late Saturday night and going into the wee morning hours of Sunday, the nine participants in the second incarnation of New York’s Finest closed out the 2016 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival with aplomb...."

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