Moontower Comedy 2020: The First Wave
Fest taps Middleditch & Schwartz, Nikki Glaser as headliners
By Robert Faires,
12:15PM, Fri. Nov. 15, 2019
Austin comedy fans may not be able to concentrate on their turkey dinner next week. They'll be too busy dreaming about next spring's Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival. That's because the fest has just announced the first 29 acts booked for Moontower 9, including headliners Nikki Glaser and Middleditch & Schwartz.
The 2020 festival – produced, as always, by the Paramount Theatre with sponsor Cap City Comedy Club – will take place April 22-25. Stepping off the screen and onto the stage are Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley, guest spots on a jillion TV series) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies, a bajillion cartoon series), who will join forces to improvise a two-person show – a first for Moontower, I think. A couple of the other headliners are also first-timers: Australian comic Randy Feltface and The Daily Show senior correspondent Roy Wood Jr.
Filling out the first headliner list are familiar faces. Nikki Glaser, who returns to the fest with a hit Netflix special in her bag Bangin’, and Moontower regular Dan Soder.
But those aren't the only performers coming. Today's announcement includes such Moontower faves as the Sklar Brothers, Josh Adam Meyers and Goddamn Comedy Jam, Beth Stelling, Fahim Anwar, Jessica Kirson, Marina Franklin, and Big Jay Oakerson. Newcomers include Amy Miller, Brian Simpson, Kyle Dunnigan, Adrienne Iapalucci, Emmy Blotnick, Nore Davis, Anna Drezen, Hannah Einbeinder, Anthony DeVito, and Cipha Sounds.
If those strike you as can't-miss performers, then you'll be pleased to hear that you can go ahead and purchase your badge for Moontower 2020 today. For details, visit moontowercomedyfest.com or call 512/474-1221.
2020 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival Early Lineup:
Goddamn Comedy Jam
Josh Adam Meyers
Middleditch & Schwartz
Big Jay Oakerson
The Sklar Brothers
Roy Wood Jr.