Posted in comedy | music on February 23, 2012

Moontower

Though there's enough comedy at SXSW this year to keep us satisfied for a little while, in just about two months, the first Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest will be held in Austin. The festival, scheduled for April 25- 28, is "four nights of stand-up, improv, sketch, and musical comedy throughout the city" includes performances by Aziz Ansari, Steven Wright, Seth Myers, Hannibal Buress and many more (all listed below).

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival presented by the Paramount Theatre brings to Austin, TX some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe. This marathon of side-splitting nights throughout the city is slated to bring over 60 comedians doing everything from stand-up and sketch to improv and musical comedy. National headliners, up-and-comer and local Austin-based comedians ensure that there are options for every type of comedy fan; die-hards to those just looking for a fun night.
Moontower will be held across the city at some of our favorite venues including:
Paramount Theatre
Stateside at the Paramount
29th Street Ballroom
Beale Street Tavern
Cap City Comedy Club (where Kevin Nealon and Anthony Jeselnik are soon performing)
Mohawk
ND @ 501 Studios
New Movement Theater
The Parish
Velveeta Room
When asked "Why Moontower?" the festival presenters at the Paramount Theatre said:
"Because Austin is a little blue oasis in a very red state. Because we live in a college town that knows when to skip class. Because we have a guitar, but never got around to taking lessons. Because comics and their fans are people of night. Because we will cast a beacon of light on the genre of comedy. We're an anomaly. And we can take a joke like no other city. But more importantly we know funny and we know festivals. We know how to throw a party the world wants to attend. We know how to ignite locals and how to be a destination. So get your ticket. Grab a seat. Silence your damn phone. And remember to tip your bartender."
Four-day passes to the festival, as well as VIP passes are on sale now. Single performance tickets will be available for purchase TODAY (2/23). For instance, Aziz Ansari tickets (early and late) are on sale at 10am.

More badge & VIP ticket info and the full lineup below...

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Here's the ticket breakdown:

VIP Badge ($799)
-4-day festival pass
-First access / first in line preferred seating to all venues, including the Paramount
-40 drink tickets
-Access to VIP bar
-Access to pre-show happy hours
-Parking at One American Center
-VIP gift bag
-Special concierge access
-Moontower Film Festival access

-Standard Badge ($99)
-4-day festival pass
-Pre-sale access to Paramount event tickets
-Gift bag
-Access to badge holder-only party
-Moontower Film Festival Access

LINEUP (so far):
Seth Meyers
Aziz Ansari
Steven Wright
Hannibal Buress
Maria Bamford
The Amazing Johnathan
Sean Patton
Rachel Feinstein
Duncan Trussell
Aaron Aryonpur
Baron Vaughn
Bob Biggerstaff
Brendon Walsh
Brent Weinbach
Brody Stevens
Bryan Gutmann
Chase Durousseau
Chris Cubas
Chris Trew
Danny Palumbo
Erin Foley
Erin Jackson
Jackie Kashian
Jimmie Roulette
Joe Monde
John Ramsey
John Tole
JR Brow
Kath Barbadoro
Lucas Molandes
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Matt Bearden
Matt Sadler
Mike MacRae
Moshe Kasher
Nikki Glaser
Paul Varghese
Ramin Nazer
Scott Hardy
The Divorce Show feat. Pat Dixon and Steven Kent McFarlin
Andy Kindler
John Mulaney
W. Kamau Bell
Tom Rhodes
Holly Lorka
Jonathan Pace
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Aziz also plays Bonnaroo in June.




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