Moontower Comedy Festival
Yes, the most anticipated comedy event of the entire year, especially this entire fucked-up year, returns to Austin. To hell with all the Zooming and the virtual camaraderie, this is human hilarity the way it's meant to be experienced. Featuring international headliners and local superstars and – well, as the official hype has it, "four days, 100-plus comedians, ten ATX venues, stand-up sets, podcasts, parties, and so much more." Exclamation point, baby.
For instance: Leanne Morgan (Thu., Sept. 23, 7pm), Bobcat Goldthwait (Thu., Sept. 23, 9pm), Dave Attell (Thu., Sept. 23, 9:30pm), Margaret Cho (Fri., Sept. 24, 9:30pm), Maria Bamford (Thu., Sept. 23, 9:30pm; Fri., Sept. 24, 7pm), Dudley & Bob with Matt (Sat., Sept. 25, 4pm), Girls Gotta Eat (Sat., Sept. 25, 7 & 9pm). The list goes on and on – which is why we have an internet, right? And how about a Chronicle interview with Akaash Singh and Paul Varghese – which is why we have reporters, right?
And, yeah, ten venues – the Velv, Antone's, Parker Jazz Club, the Parish, the Green Jay, the Creek & the Cave, and more – but the epicenter of this annual (when possible) laughalicious cataclysm is Downtown's majestic Paramount and Stateside Theatres. Right there, smack dab in the midst of everything, live and in-person.
Serving suggestion: Get you some tickets ASAP, have yourself a ridiculously good time, and, ah, watch out for those Delta variants, mmmkay?