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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: 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: 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:
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 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...."

Moontower 3 Schedules Its Jokers
100 comics into 10 venues into 4 days = thousands of laughs
DAILY Arts  March 26, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...Get out your date-books, timetables, and city maps, so you can start calculating how to maximize your laugh allowance the last weekend in April. The Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival has released the full schedule for its four-day feast of funny...."

Lights Come on for Third Moontower
Aziz Ansari, Kids in the Hall lead the pack of 2014 jokers
DAILY Arts  January 21, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...Hold your laughter, please. You'll want as much in reserve as possible come April when Austin is visited by Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford, Mike Birbiglia, Dennis Miller, JB Smoove, and, oh yes, Kids in the Hall – plus 100 more comics, all courtesy of the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival...."

Moontower 5: First Wave of Comics Announced
Martin Short and Kevin Smith lead the laugh makers for 2016
DAILY Arts  November 17, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...The Paramount Theatre is wasting no time in building the anticipation for its fifth Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival. Rather than wait until January to announce the first wave of comics, the theatre has made a pre-Thanksgiving drop of 28 comedians lined up for 2016, and topping the list are Martin Short and Kevin Smith...."

Moontower Review: Ron Funches
Huggable comic charms crowd, tells how to Winnie-the-Pooh it
DAILY Arts  April 23, 2016, by Ashley Moreno
"...In his second Moontower show as the Cap City Comedy Club headliner, Ron Funches imagined describing his job to the affluent neighbors in the rich neighborhood he’ll soon call home. “I get stoned and mumble into a microphone,” he said..."

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