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Moontower Comedy Comes Back in a Big Way!

By Robert Faires, June 10, 2021, 10:38am, All Over Creation

The Moontower Comedy Festival has been bringing comics back to Austin in single-show bits for a few months now, but until today, there's been no word about its signature extravaganza in which scores of comedians serve up a four-day binge of laughs. Now, its official: The fest will be back Sept. 22-25, with the milestone 10th edition featuring 10 x 10 comics.

As produced by the Paramount Theatre and sponsored by Cap City Comedy Club (returning this fall as well), Moontower 10 has already inked a host of impressive headliners – some making their Moontower debut.

Dave Attell, host of Comedy Central’s Insomniac with Dave Attell, is among the latter. Joining him are first-timers Bob The Drag Queen, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race; Leanne Morgan, making a stop on her Big Panty Tour; and Jacqueline Novak, who will perform Get On Your Knees, the one-woman stand-up show she presented off-Broadway.

Faves making their welcome returns include Margaret Cho, Maria Bamford, Brad Williams, and Dan Soder.

Today’s lineup announcement also features comedians such as Andy Kindler, Doug Benson, Erin Foley, Jessica Kirson, Matt Bearden, Sam Morril, Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero, the Sklar Brothers, Vanessa Gonzalez, Hannah Einbinder, and Tom Segura en Espanol, a show performed entirely in Spanish.

And did you say podcasts? Of course, Moontower will have live podcasts. The nine announced today are:

• The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers,
SiriusXM’s The Bonfire with Dan Soder and Big Jay Oakerson
• Will You Accept This Rose? with Arden Myrin
• The Endless Honeymoon with Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher,
• Are You Garbage? with H. Foley and Kevin Ryan,
• Going Deep with Chad and JT,
• Doug Loves Movies with Doug Benson,
• Jeremiah Wonders with Jeremiah Watkins, and
• Pod Don’t Lie with Sam and Stav, with Sam Morril and Stavros Halkias.

For more information on the festival, go to

Moontower Comedy Festival 2021 Line-up, Round One
*MD denotes Moontower debut

• James Adomian
• Dave Attell *MD
• Maria Bamford
• Mary Beth Barone *MD
• Matt Bearden
• Doug Benson*MD
• Mac Blake
• Bob The Drag Queen *MD
• JR Brow
• Bryson Brown
• Sophie Buddle *MD
• Jordan Carlos *MD
• Margaret Cho
• Chris Cubas
• Billy Wayne Davis
• Nore Davis *MD
• Sean Donnelly
• Hannah Einbinder *MD
• Erin Foley
• H. Foley
• Goddamn Comedy Jam (GDCJ)
• Vanessa Gonzalez
• Danny Goodwin
• Stavros Halkias *MD
• Dom Irrera
• Kevin Iso *MD
• Erin Jackson
• Moshe Kasher
• Andy Kindler
• Jessica Kirson
• Natasha Leggero *MD
• Josh Adam Meyers
• Liz Miele *MD
• Avery Moore
• Leanne Morgan *MD
• Sam Morril *MD
• Arden Myrin
• Jacqueline Novak *MD
• Big Jay Oakerson
• Abby Rosenquist
• Kevin Ryan
• Tom Segura En Espanol *MD
• Ritch Shydner *MD
• Akaash Singh *MD
• Sklar Brothers
• Dan Soder
• Elizabeth Spears
• Shane Torres
• Paul Varghese
• Brett VerVoort
• Jeremiah Watkins
• Brad Williams

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