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April 10, 2013
Dave Foley and Marc Maron in 'Maron'
As mentioned on BV, comedian and podcast host Marc Maron is set to make the leap to TV with his new IFC series, Maron, which debuts on May 3. Before that happens, Maron will be in Austin for Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest (April 24 - 27), appearing at four different events.
Firstly, he'll be doing standup as part of his "Out of the Garage" tour on 4/25 at Stateside at the Paramount. Then he'll be part of a discussion called "Four Eyes" with bespectacled comedians Andy Kindler, The Lucas Brothers, and Dom "Father Guido Sarducci" Irera on 4/25 at The Parish. Then there's an advance screening of 'Maron' the same day (4/25) at Stateside at the Paramount.
And finally, Maron will be doing a live taping of his WTF podcast on 4/26 at Stateside at the Paramount with guests Bill Burr, Jim Norton, Dom Irrera, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Ian Black, Maria Bamford, Todd Barry and more. All these events require a Moontower fest badge to get in (which are still available).
Check out a couple 30-second previews of Maron below.
April 8, 2013
Turquoise Jeep, the YouTube rap crew behind viral hit "Lemme Smang It", are no strangers to Austin where they've appeared, in part thanks to their fans at Transmission Entertainment, at Fun Fun Fun Fest and at Mohawk on New Year's Eve with Big Freedia. Now on tour again, the band, who are in Illinois as I type this, will make their way back to Austin for a May 3rd show at Red 7. All dates and their latest video, "I Want Pie", below...
February 22, 2013
Comedian Demetri Martin is heading out on tour in March and will hit Scottish Rite Theater in Austin twice on April 4th. Tickets are still available for both the early and late show. All dates are listed below...
July 12, 2012
Dave Hill enjoying a Def Leppard concert 7/11/2012 (via @mrdavehill)
Dave Hill is a lot of things: comedian, band member, TV host. Add to that book author. Dave Hill's very funny new tome, Tasteful Nudes, is out now and is the perfect book to read since you finally finished A Dance With Dragons and Fifty Shades of Grey. Here's a little more about it from the man himself:
Hi. My name is Dave, and this is my very first collection of essays. As you can probably imagine, it pretty much has everything. In fact, if you like stories about stolen meat, animal attacks, young love, death, naked people, clergymen, rock 'n' roll, irritable Canadians, and prison, you have just hit a street called Easy because my book talks about all that stuff and a bunch of other stuff, too.Dave, most recently seen shirtless at a Def Leppard concert in New Jersey, will be hawking his new book and reading from it and signing things at Austin's Book People on Saturday, July 14 at 7PM. Do stop by.
June 1, 2012
Reggie Watts and his considerable coiffure @ The Scottish Rite Theatre
Comedian, musician, genius Reggie Watts (whose gadgets were just profiled on Gizmodo), stopped by Austin on his tour for two nights at Scottish Rite Theater (5/26 and 5/27). More pictures of Reggie from the sold-out night one below...
April 27, 2012
The Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival folks have opened up tonight's show by Jeffrey Ross to everyone, as a thank you to Austin from the first-year fest, which organizers are already calling "off the hook."Funny Or Die, Steven Wright, and Wanda Sykes all also have shows coming up at the theater as part of the fest. Full fest schedule HERE.
Ross, known as "Roastmaster General," performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Paramount Theatre and plans to "roast Austin."
From the fest: "as a humble 'Thank You' in appreciation for such an amazing local turnout and response to this inaugural festival, Moontower is now releasing all remaining tickets and making this a free show for badge holders and the general public." No worries if you already bought a single ticket: Organizers are comping those, too.
April 20, 2012
Funny NYC comeedy great Todd Barry will hit the road in May leading up to his performance at the Gorge for the 2012 Sasquatch Festival on May 26. Along the way he visits The Korova in San Antonio, Sones of Hermann Hall in Dallas, and Scottish Rite Theater in Austin on May 18th. Tickets are on sale now for the latter. All dates are listed below...
March 31, 2012
Reggie Watts getting his picture taken @ SXSW (photo by jesshallett)
Speaking of handsome comedians that were at SXSW and also ROCK, the great Reggie Watts just announced a tour that brings the afro'd one back to Austin on May 26 at Scottish Rite Theater. Tickets are on sale.
Reggie Watts is also on the just-announced lineup of comedians that will be at Bonnaroo this year. Others are Aziz Ansari, Steven Wright, Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Judah Freidlander, Rhys Darby, Colin Hay, Garfunkle & Oats, Amy Schumer, Pete Holmes, Rory Scovel, Mike O' Connell, Ali Wong, and Kyle Kinane.
Some of those other comedians were also at SXSW, and some will be in Austin in April for Moontower.
Who caught Tenacious D at SXSW this year? With everything else going on, we definitely didn't, so I was happy to notice that the D, aka rocking, musical-comedy duo Jack Black and Kyle Gass, will return to Austin as part of their growing summer tour on July 19th at Austin Music Hall. Tickets are on sale now.
The new shows are in support of their new album Rize Of The Fenix, which is out May 15th, and pictured above.
Some videos from SXSW below...
February 27, 2012
HB in Brooklyn in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Meanwhile, catch Hannibal at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival in April.
Pete Holmes will be back in March for the massive SXSW Comedy.