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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 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
"...Want more Moontower? Download an eight-page PDF of our preview content plus a full schedule for the festival!..."

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..."

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...."

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 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...."

Thanks for the Memories, Moontower
Here’s how to relive all the comedy and oddity
DAILY Arts  April 29, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...The Chronicle was on the ground for the festival, hitting up shows by Dana Carvey, Marc Maron, and Maria Bamford, among others, and we’ve collected all our Moontower Comedy coverage in one handy spot...."

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 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 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 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 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...."

Moontower Adds She Bang!
Christina Pazsitzky, Morgan Murphy, six more women join fest
DAILY Arts  February 5, 2013, by Robert Faires
"...If you felt the initial lineup for the second Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival was a tad heavy on the "y" chromosomes, today's announcement ought to cheer you up a bit. Eight new comics have been added to the schedule – all of them women...."

Moontower Review: Maria Bamford
This Moontower favorite set the Paramount abuzz
DAILY Arts  April 22, 2016, by Sean L. Malin
"...For her Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival headlining gig, Bamford was workshopping a loopy new hour in anticipation of her upcoming Netflix show, Lady Dynamite, and the 500-strong audience at the Paramount Theatre was game for anything, including the “weird shit.”..."

Moontower Review: Rachel Feinstein
Mom's Star Trek 'do and soft-bearded hubby enliven killer set
DAILY Arts  April 23, 2015, by Ashley Moreno
"...Last night, local comedian Abby Rosenquist hosted this year’s first Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival performance at Cap City Comedy Club, with guest Doug Mellard (of Last Comic Standing and the Funniest Person in Austin Contest winner in 2006) and headliner Rachel Feinstein (of Inside Amy Schumer, Last Comic Standing, and Comedy Central Presents.) In addition to hosting this show, Rosenquist recently performed at the twice-monthly show Jazz Cigarette at Spider House Ballroom, and she co-hosts a monthly show, The Damn, Dirty, Filthy Show!, with fellow comedian Martin Urbano at Nasty’s bar, off Guadalupe...."

Fun Fun Fun Comedy: Your Lineup Is...
For the 10th fest, "FFF" can stand for "familiar funny folk"
DAILY Arts  July 28, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...But when you scan the list of two dozen acts, you get that warm feeling of, "Oh, she'll be here again" or "He'll be here again." That's how it is with Notaro, who enlivened the 2012 festival. Then there's NOLA bounce queen Big Freedia, who's back to give the FFF attendees lessons in the twerking with which she wowed the crowd at the 2013 fest..."

Fun Fun Fun Fest Comedy Lineup Revealed
Headliners include director John Waters, actor Fred Armisen
DAILY Arts  July 1, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Tabbed as the comedy hub throughout the expanse of Nov. 7-9’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, the festival’s Yellow Stage has expanded lately into a one-stop catch-all for a variety of differing oddities..."

Moontower Interview: Hasan Minhaj
Talking The Daily Show, storytelling, and the world of comedy
DAILY Arts  April 24, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...Fortunately, Minhaj has made it easier for those of us in Austin to do that this weekend by joining in on the fun at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival. In advance of his appearance here, he took time for an email interview with the Chronicle...."

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