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Moontower Comedy 2019: Final Headliners

By Robert Faires, February 15, 2019, 3:40pm, All Over Creation

We've been getting word on who's bringing the laughs to the eighth Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival since November, with more than 50 names dropped to date. Now comes the final headliners: Nick Offerman, Hari Kondabolu, Jon Glaser, Vir Das, and Trumpersonator supreme Anthony Atamanuik.

Longtime festival fans may recall that Parks and Rec alumnus Offerman was part of the inaugural class of Moontower headliners back in 2012. Atamanuik, he of Comedy Central's The President Show, is a more recent headliner, bringing his Trump Dump to the 2016 festival. His 2019 return visit comes as part of his Trump Dump: American Tantrum book tour. Kondabolu, whose last Netflix special was 2018's Warn Your Relatives, is back for his third Moontower. Das, meanwhile, who just released his second Netflix special, Losing It, will be making his Moontower debut. And another first-timer will be Glaser – who still loves gear (his truTV show's second season just launched last month).

This foursome joins previously announced headliners Jenny Slate, David Spade, Sal Vulvano, and Schitt's Creek cast members Eugene Levy, Dan Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire, and Noah Reid.

The new headliners weren't the only additions to the Moontower 2019 lineup. Seven other comics were announced, most familiar from previous fests but with a couple of newbies, too.

• Billy Wayne Davis
Jo Firestone
Dana Gould
Nathan MacIntosh
Big Jay Oakerson
Jon Rudnitsky
Sasheer Zamata
SiriusXM's The Bonfire, hosted by Oakerson and Dan Soder, will also be recording a live episode, as it has for the past three Moontowers.

Festival badges for the 2019 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival are already on sale. For more information, visit the Moontower website.

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