Moontower 6: More Headliners

Jay Pharaoh, Chris Hardwick, Morgan Murphy join 2017 lineup

The mighty, mighty Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick
The mighty, mighty Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick

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. And this week it poured some.

On Wednesday, the Austin-based laughapalooza dropped another nine names – some of them major headliners – for the sixth fest, playing April 19-22 in Austin. Adding to the fun will be:
• quintuple-threat host Chris Hardwick, of Comedy Central's @midnight, AMC’s Talking Dead and Talking Saul, NBC's The Wall, and his podcast The Nerdist;
Jay Pharoah, SNL alum and star of the upcoming Showtime series White Famous, created and produced by Jamie Foxx;
• world-class complainer Matt Bellassai, creator of the hit BuzzFeed web series Whine About It and his current To Be Honest;
• omnipresent comic, character actor, and voice actor Brian Posehn, whose new special Posehn/25x2 is now available at SeeSo; and
Morgan Murphy comedian (Irish Goodbye) and writer for 2 Broke Girls, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Festival badges for the 2017 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival are already on sale; single tickets go on sale Fri., Feb. 10, at noon. For more information, visit the Moontower website.

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival Lineup:
Ian Abramson
Kyle Ayers
Matt Bearden
Matt Bellassai
Guy Branum
Bryan Callen
Michelle Collins
Barry Crimmins
Chris Cubas
James Davis
DJ Douggpound
Corinne Fisher
Chris Garcia
Caitlin Gill
Luis J. Gomez
Dana Gould
Georgia Hardstark
Chris Hardwick
Tony Hinchcliffe
Krystyna Hutchinson
Matt Ingebretson
Dom Irrera
Josh Johnson
Ian Karmel
Karen Kilgariff
Andy Kindler
Daniel Koren
Lashonda Lester
Wendy Liebman
Mike MacRae
Ralphie May
Kurt Metzger
Josh Adam Meyers
Drew Michael
Morgan Murphy
Arden Myrin
Aparna Nancherla
Big Jay Oakerson
Patton Oswalt
Eddie Pepitone
Rojo Perez
Jay Pharaoh
Chris Porter
Brian Posehn
Colin Quinn
Adam Ray
Erica Rhodes
Matt Sadler
Brendan Schaub
Danielle Schneider
The Sklar Brothers
Dave Smith
Dan Soder
Sarah Tiana
Melissa Villasenor
Jake Weisman
Brad Williams
Casey Wilson
Michelle Wolf
Ali Wong

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