The Funny Doesn't Have To Be Over

‘Inside Joke’ web series goes inside Moontower Comedy Festival

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Still kicking yourself you didn’t get in on the ground floor with the Moontower Comedy Festival? You’re gonna kick yourself even harder when you see the comedy chops on-camera in Inside Joke, a behind-the-scenes web series hosted by Kerri Lendo and John Merriman.

Filmed throughout the fest, which ended last night, and available online, the five webisodes (produced by local outfit Picturebox) mixes interviews with headliners (Aziz Ansari, Seth Meyers, Wanda Sykes), original comedy sketches with Lendo and Merriman, candid sitdowns (hear Marc Maron harshing on Franklin Barbecue buzz in the fourth episode), and field trips with participating comics, like Maria Bamford's trip to an animal farm. (Two words: baby hedgehog. No, wait, three: squee!)

Also getting facetime: Nick Offerman, JB Smoove, Steven Wright, Josh Fadem, and many, many more. You can watch the final episode below; all five episodes are viewable at

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