Moontower Comedy 2020: The Second Wave

Thirty-two more comics plus new podcasts added to the lineup

Have you been sitting around thinking, "Hey, I wonder when we're going to hear some more names of funny folk who will be attending the 2020 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival?" Well, friend, that would be today. The laff riot that caps off April has just announced more than 30 comics who are inked for Moontower 9, along with a slew of new podcasts.

Chris Redd at the 2019 Moontower Comedy Festival (Photo by Bells and Whistles Productions)

Newly announced for this year's festival – produced, as ever, by the Paramount Theatre with sponsor Cap City Comedy Club – are a number of jokesters familiar from past fests, including Andy Kindler, Avery Pearson, Bonnie McFarlane, Chris Redd, Corinne Fisher, Erica Rhodes, Jeremiah Watkins, Joel Kim Booster, Joe DeRosa, Kurt Braunohler, and Rich Vos. Also on the list to appear: former Austinite Chip Pope, Dulcé Sloan, Matt Braunger, Rhea Butcher, Ritch Shydner, Sarah Tollemache, Stavros Halkias, Dan Van Kirk, and Shane Gillis.

And in what I believe is a first for Moontower, comic Tom Segura will be doing a stand-up set entirely in Spanish. (That will be at Cap City Comedy Club.)

You want live podcasts? Moontower has them in droves. Be ready to tune in to Kill Tony with Tony Hinchcliffe and Brian Redban; Relatively Sane with Jessica Kirson; The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers; SiriusXM’s The Bonfire with Dan Soder and Big Jay Oakerson; Tuesdays with Stories with Joe List and Mark Normand; Vadge with Adrienne Iapalucci and Sarah Tollemache; You Know What Dude with Robert Kelly; and Dumb People Town with the Sklar Brothers and Dan Van Kirk.

Even more performers will be added to the Moontower 2020 lineup in the coming weeks, building on this group and November's announcement of headliners Middleditch & Schwartz, Nikki Glaser, Andrew Schulz, Randy Feltface, Roy Wood Jr., and Dan Soder, plus two dozen other acts. Just know that you don't have to wait until the full list is out to get your tickets. Badges on all levels – Star, Nexus, Warrior, and Satellite – are available for purchase right now. For details, visit moontowercomedyfest.com or call 512/474-1221. Festival dates are April 22-25.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival
Moontower Comedy 2020: Wave 3
Moontower Comedy 2020: Wave 3
Marlon Wayans, Chris Fleming, and more inked as headliners

Robert Faires, Feb. 7, 2020

Moontower Comedy 2020: The First Wave
Moontower Comedy 2020: The First Wave
Fest taps Middleditch & Schwartz, Nikki Glaser as headliners

Robert Faires, Nov. 15, 2019

More by Robert Faires
Zach Theatre's <i>Every Brilliant Thing</i>
Every Brilliant Thing
This production of Duncan Macmillan's solo show gives audiences a reason to live – make that a million reasons

Feb. 14, 2020

Austin's Rembrandt of Dog Portraits
Austin's Rembrandt of Dog Portraits
The Austin artist is an Old Master when it comes to custom pooch portraits

Feb. 14, 2020

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival 2020, Chris Redd, Andy Kindler, Joel Kim Booster, Bonnie McFarlane, Erica Rhodes, Tom Segura, Rhea Butcher

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle