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Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest: Local Stars on the Rise
Because nobody knows funny like ATX
DAILY Chron Events  April 11, 2016, by Samantha Johnson
"...In the four years since its inception, Moontower Comedy Festival has become a staple in the comedic community. From April 20th-23rd, nearly 100 performers will flood our city, flexing their funny bones in various venues around Austin...."

Moontower Comedy 2018: More Comics Named
On, Ryan! On, Preacher! On, Colin! On, Ali! On 39 more jokers!
DAILY Arts  December 5, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...Apparently, all you Austin comedy fans have been good this year, because Santa has dropped off an early gift for you: the names of more than 40 comics slated for the 2018 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival. Leading the list for the seventh fest are Ryan Hamilton, Preacher Lawson, and Moontower alum Janeane Garofalo...."

Moontower Comedy 2018: Full Lineup, Schedule
Amanda Seales, Dulcé Sloan, Ted Leo late additions to fun
DAILY Arts  March 30, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...With 20 days to go before it cranks up the laughs, the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival has released its ultimate list of 100-plus comics, with several last-minute add-ons, including Insecure's Amanda Seales, The Daily Show's Dulcé Sloan, musician Ted Leo, and a host of local stand-ups, among them Baskets breakout star Martha Kelly...."

Moontower Comedy 2018: Podcast Fever!
With new series, fest dials the number of podcasts up to 10
DAILY Arts  February 21, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...Podcasts have been a steadily growing presence at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival in recent years, and it appears that the Moontower masterminds have been listening to how many of you are listening to all these audio series, because they've just announced that they're cranking the podcast dial up to 10 for the seventh fest this April...."

Moontower Comedy 2018: Julio Torres
Here comes the Space Prince, but don't worry about his bangs
DAILY Arts  April 17, 2018, by Ashley Moreno
"...“Which I don't mind,” he says. This week, he’ll bring his kindhearted, dreamy, slightly absurdist space comedy to the Moontower Comedy Festival...."

Moontower Comedy 2018: Still More Headliners
Tig Notaro, Jo Koy, Nikki Glaser, David Cross join the party
DAILY Arts  January 31, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...We've been getting a steady stream of acts for the seventh Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival since October, with more than 40 names dropped to date. Now comes the final headliners, and they include: Tig Notaro, Jo Koy, Nikki Glaser, and An Evening for the Comedy Resistance, featuring David Cross...."

Moontower Comedy 2018: Ali Siddiq
The Houston comedian on taking his act back behind bars
DAILY Arts  April 19, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...When the Houston comic, who's in town for the Moontower Comedy Festival, got his first hour-long special for Comedy Central, he didn't want to film it in a club or theatre. He wanted to go to a place where he knew laughs were hard to come by, where he first started making people laugh: jail...."

Moontower Comedy 2018:
First Headliners Announced

"Weird Al," Birbiglia, and Haddish inked for joke jamboree
DAILY Arts  October 13, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...The calendar may say ACL, but the folks at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival want you to know that it's not too early to be thinking about their springtime punch line extravaganza. Today, they've announced the first headliners for Moontower 7: Mike Birbiglia, Tiffany Haddish, and Mr..."

Moontower Comedy Fest: Comics to Watch
Because we know funny
DAILY Chron Events  April 16, 2015, by Tamar Price
"...From April 22-25, over 100 comics will takeover 11 venues around the city for the Moontower Comedy Festival. In only three years, the festival has featured stars like Aziz Ansari, Seth Meyers, Amy Schumer and local faves like Chris Cubas and Brendon Walsh...."

Moontower Comedy: Jen Kober
Hairy lesbian tales on the comedy trail from the Louisiana comic
DAILY The Gay Place  April 23, 2014, by Kate X Messer
"...Or your moms. Louisiana-bred comedian Jen Kober is in town for the Moontower Comedy Festival, and she's loaded with chewy SweetTarts...."

Moontower Comedy 2018: Shmanners
Travis and Teresa McElroy demystify social dos and don’ts
DAILY Arts  April 16, 2018, by Rosalind Faires
"...Maybe it’s counterintuitive to kick off a comedy festival with a show about how to behave – talk of manners conjures images of frosty multi-course dinners at Downton Abbey. But the Moontower Comedy Festival was onto something when it booked Travis and Teresa McElroy to do a live show of their hit podcast Shmanners on Wed., April 18...."

Moontower Comedy Festival
April 28, 2013. 49 photos.
PHOTO GALLERY  April 29, 2013
"...Moontower Comedy Festival on April 25, 2013..."

Making Tragedy Funny Again at Moontower Comedy
Stand-ups pull punch lines out of personal traumas
Arts Story  April 20, 2017, by Sean L. Malin
"...At last year's Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, headliner Maria Bamford spoke openly about her struggles with suicidal thoughts, pharmaceuticals, and the then-fresh tragedy that was Prince's death. Just a few months later, riding high on her award-winning HBO special Boyish Girl Interrupted, Tig Notaro freely invoked the invasive bilateral breast cancer and C..."

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival
In Austin's newest festival, stand-up finally gets top billing
Arts Story  February 3, 2012, by Robert Faires
"...It isn't that stand-up gets no love from Austin's festival scene. Comedy and the jokers who make it have become an increasingly prominent part of a pair of the biggest music fests in town, South by Southwest and Fun Fun Fun, not to mention having a strong presence in our largest comedy fest, Out of Bounds..."

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival Preview
April 25-28, 2012
Arts Story  April 27, 2012


Princess at Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest
PHOTO GALLERY  April 25, 2016


Moontower 6: First Comics Announced
Ali Wong, Patton Oswalt, and Ralphie May lead list of 50 acts
DAILY Arts  December 9, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...Appears that arctic front didn't just bring our first freezing temperatures of the fall; it also dropped the first list of comedians for the 2017 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival. Among the names of the first 50 funny folk booked for the humor fest's sixth edition were headliners Ali Wong, Patton Oswalt, and Ralphie May...."

Moontower 6: More Headliners
Jay Pharaoh, Chris Hardwick, Morgan Murphy join 2017 lineup
DAILY Arts  January 27, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...When the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival released the names of 50 comics for the 2017 edition before Christmas, you knew that wouldn't be it. Not that Ali Wong, Patton Oswalt, Ralphie May, and the others weren't plenty to get excited about, but Moontower loves to save some juice for the new year..."

Thanks for the Memories, Moontower
Here’s how to relive all the comedy and oddity
DAILY Arts  April 29, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...The second annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest bowed out on Saturday, but there are plenty of ways to hit rewind and relive so much funny...."

Moontower Review: Blue Moon
No-holds-barred set successfully pushed the comedy envelope
DAILY Arts  April 22, 2016, by Ashley Moreno
"...Last night, Austin-based comedian Matt Sadler performed for the fifth year in a row at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, hosting the late-night, no-holds-barred Blue Moon showcase at the Velv Comedy Lounge. More about the performances after the jump, but you have to promise: no crying...."

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