Moontower Comedy Festival Rescheduled

New dates for the annual event, setting up two jokes in 2021

Hold the laughter, please.
That ninth Moontower Comedy Festival promised for September 2020 is getting nudged into 2021, producer Paramount Theatre with sponsor Cap City Comedy Club announced today. But they won't be cutting back on the comedy. Rather, they'll be doubling it, with a pair of Moontowers next year.

The plan goes like this: Moontower No. 9, which was bumped from its original April 2020 slot to September 16–19, is getting another bump to spring 2021, with a new format. Instead of the traditional four days, the fest will be spread out over three weekends in three successive months: April 16–17, May 15–16, and June 25–26. Most of the same comics originally announced for last spring will be headlining shows at the Paramount and Stateside then, and they're already scheduled, as noted below.

As for Moontower No. 10, which in a non-coronavirus world would have been slated for April 2021, it will now take place September 22-25 of that year. And that fest will return to the traditional four-day format. (There's also a reference in the press release to Moontower 11 taking place in April 2022, but thinking about things almost two years from now makes our brain hurt, so we'll just leave that there.)

For more information, visit the Moontower website.

Current schedule for the ninth Moontower Comedy Festival:

Saturday, April 17, 2021
7pm, Paramount: Nikki Glaser
7pm, Stateside: Chris Fleming
10pm, Stateside: Todd Barry

Saturday, May 15, 2021
7pm, Paramount: Ronnie Chieng
7pm, Stateside: Jacqueline Novak
10pm, Stateside: Joe List

Sunday, May 16, 2021
7pm, Paramount: Middleditch & Schwartz
7pm, Stateside Theatre: Joe List
10pm, Paramount: Middleditch & Schwartz
10pm, Stateside: Jacqueline Novak

Friday, June 25, 2021
7pm, Paramount: Nick Kroll
7pm, Stateside: Maria Bamford
10pm, Stateside: Roy Wood Jr.

Saturday, June 26, 2021
7pm, Paramount: Andrew Schulz
7pm, Stateside: Roy Wood Jr.
10pm, Stateside: Maria Bamford

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 Comes Back in a Big Way!
Moontower Comedy Comes Back in a Big Way!
Festival celebrates its tenth year with 100 comics – live!

Robert Faires, June 10, 2021

Moontower Comedy 2020: Wave 3
Moontower Comedy 2020: Wave 3
Marlon Wayans, Chris Fleming, and more inked as headliners

Robert Faires, Feb. 7, 2020

More by Robert Faires
"Elements of Expression" at ICOSA Gallery
The artists of San Antonio's Clamp Light Studios take over the Austin gallery and take us to surprising new places

June 11, 2021

Forget Decorum:  Music Fans Holler Their Appreciation for the Symphony
Forget Decorum: Music Fans Holler Their Appreciation for the Symphony
And the classical music crowd goes wild

May 28, 2021

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival 2020, Paramount Theatre, Cap City Comedy Club, coronavirus

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

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

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