Moontower Comedy 2018: More Comics Named

On, Ryan! On, Preacher! On, Colin! On, Ali! On 39 more jokers!

Janeane Garofalo in the 2013 Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival (Photo by John Anderson)

Apparently, all you Austin comedy fans have been good this year, because Santa has dropped off an early gift for you: the names of more than 40 comics slated for the 2018 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival. Leading the list for the seventh fest are Ryan Hamilton, Preacher Lawson, and Moontower alum Janeane Garofalo.

Joining previously announced headliners Mike Birbiglia, Tiffany Haddish, and “Weird Al” Yankovic (with opener Emo Philips, another Moontower vet) will be a host of familiar funny folk, including Austin's own Matt Bearden, Kurt Braunohler, Judah Friedlander, Dana Gould, Emily Heller, Jackie Kashian, Ian Karmel, Andy Kindler, Kurt Metzger, Colin Quinn, Tom Rhodes, Jon Rudnitsky, the Sklar Brothers, and the Goddamn Comedy Jam.

Among the fest newcomers announced by the Paramount Theatre and partner Cap City Comedy Club:

Ryan Hamilton, the self-depracating comic whose stand-up special Happy Face dropped on Netflix back in August;
Preacher Lawson, the engaging finalist on America's Got Talent 2017;
Ali Siddiq, the Houston comic who honed his stand-up chops while he was in prison;
Kevin Barnett, NYC-based and stand-up and one of the stars of the truTV sketch comedy show Friends of the People; and
• comedians Sam Jay and Julio Torres, both of whom have appeared on Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents and are also writing for SNL.

Festival badges for the 2018 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival are already on sale. For more information, visit the Moontower website.

2018 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival Early Lineup:
Kevin Barnett
Matt Bearden
Ron Bennington
Mike Birbiglia
Alonzo Bodden
Kurt Braunohler
Lauren Cook
Tim Dillon
Jeff Dye
Ophira Eisenberg
Judah Friedlander
Janeane Garofalo
Solomon Georgio
Goddamn Comedy Jam (GDCJ)
Dana Gould
Tiffany Haddish
Ryan Hamilton
Emily Heller
Janelle James
Sam Jay
Ian Karmel
Jackie Kashian
Langston Kerman
Laurie Kilmartin
Andy Kindler
Jessica Kirson
Preacher Lawson
Joe List
Kurt Metzger
Josh Adam Meyers
Felicia Michaels
Dan Naturman
Mark Normand
Jessimae Peluso
Colin Quinn
Tom Rhodes
Jon Rudnitsky
Yamaneika Saunders
Ali Siddiq
The Sklar Brothers
Dan Soder
Julio Torres
Jesus Trejo
Liza Treyger
Jeremiah Watkins
“Weird Al” Yankovic

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