Moontower Wednesday

Brendon Walsh
Brendon Walsh

When the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival debuted last year, it wasted no time in spreading the funny. Its Wednesday schedule gave laugh-seekers 15 shows to choose from, and with the sophomore edition, Moontower will fill hump day with even more options. In addition to the double-barreled headliner shows at the Paramount Theatre – Bill Hader at 7pm, followed by new Comedy Central star Anthony Jeselnik at 9:30pm – the evening includes solo shows by Todd Barry and Marc Maron at the neighboring Stateside at the Paramount, Greg Fitzsimmons and Maria Bamford at Cap City Comedy Club, a live podcast of Pete Holmes' You Made It Weird at the Parish, Andy Kindler and Godfrey hosting back-to-back showcases at Scottish Rite Theater, and a show of blue humor at the Swan Dive, preceded by a showcase of Austin comedians. In all, 20 shows are scheduled. A full preview of the festival will appear in next week's Chronicle. For more information, visit

7pm Bill Hader Hader, Robert Hawkins, Jared Logan, John Ramsey, Carmen Lynch, Myq Kaplan. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress

7:15pm Todd Barry Stateside, 719 Congress

7:30pm Double Trouble JR Brow, James Adomian, Billy D. Washington. The Parish Underground, 214 E. Sixth

7:45pm Assblasterz Inc., With Brendon Walsh, Matt Sadler, Baron Vaughn, Helen Hong, Moshe Kasher. The Parish, 214 E. Sixth

7:45pm Triple Threat Maggie Maye, Morgan Murphy, Mo Mandel, Pat Hazell. Velveeta Room, 521 E. Sixth

8pm Greg Fitzsimmons Fitzsimmons, Jonathan Pace. Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research

8pm The Closer With Andy Kindler Kindler, Bil Dwyer, Brian Gaar, Janine Brito, Dom Irrera. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th

8pm The Megaphone Show New Movement Theater, 616 Lavaca

8pm Double Trouble Ramin Nazer, Dustin Ybarra, Mike Lawrence. The Hideout, 617 Congress

Maria Bamford
Maria Bamford

8:15pm Comic Boom Sean O'Connor, Dan St. Germain, Bob Khosravi, David Angelo, Emily Heller, Mary Patterson, Michael Che. New York, New York, 222 E. Sixth

8:30pm The Austin Show Kath Barbadoro, Bryan Gutmann, Chip Pope, Mario DiGiorgio, Derek Phelps, Ryan Cownie, Lucas Molandes, Amber Bixby. Swan Dive, 615 Red River

9:30pm Anthony Jeselnik Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress

9:30pm The Megaphone Show New Movement Theater, 616 Lavaca

9:45pm Marc Maron, Stateside, 719 Congress

10pm Double Trouble Ralph Hardesty, Alex Koll, Ari Shaffir. The Parish Underground, 214 E. Sixth

10pm Double Trouble Kerri Lendo, Neal Brennan, Tom Rhodes. The Hideout, 615 Congress

10:15pm You Made It Weird Podcast Live Pete Holmes, Morgan Murphy, Greg Fitzsimmons, Dom Irrera, David Angelo. The Parish, 214 E. Sixth

10:15pm Triple Threat John Tole, Christian Finnegan, Sean Patton, Myq Kaplan. Velveeta Room, 521 E. Sixth

10:30pm Maria Bamford Bamford, Jackie Kashian. Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research

10:30pm The Closer With Godfrey Godfrey, Kurt Metzger, Danny Palumbo, the Lucas Brothers, Jared Logan. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th

10:45pm The Bro Show Cameron Buchholtz, Christina Pazsitzky, David Huntsberger, Kyle Kinane, Ian Edwards, Chris Hardwick. New York, New York, 222 E. Sixth

10:45pm Blue Moon Maggie MacDonald, Lucas Molandes, Michael Priest, Joe DeRosa, Robert Hawkins, Julie Goldman. Swan Dive, 615 Red River

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