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Preview: Austin’s Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival returns with Kids in the Hall, Marc Maron, Mike Birbiglia, more!

Preview: Austin’s Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival returns with Kids in the Hall, Marc Maron, Mike Birbiglia, more!

By | April 21, 2014 at 10:35 pm | 2 comments

The moon towers of Austin are the last of their kind in the world. Purchased secondhand from the city of Detroit in 1894, the towers were designed for no more threatening a purpose than to illuminate the city-- an early example of nighttime municipal electricity. But when they...

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Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 1: Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane, Kyle Dunnigan (also Johnny Marr)

Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 1: Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane, Kyle Dunnigan (also Johnny Marr)

By | November 9, 2013 at 11:10 am | No comments

AUSTIN -- Day one of Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest kicked off with sunny skies and cool, brisk air, which, for a moment, made me forget that I live in Texas, the hot-and-sweaty capital of the South. Yours truly will be in attendance for all three days of the...

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Dave Chappelle, Conchords lead a diverse group at Oddball Comedy Festival (Review)

Dave Chappelle, Conchords lead a diverse group at Oddball Comedy Festival (Review)

By | August 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm | 2 comments

AUSTIN -- If there’s one thing I learned at Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Oddity Festival yesterday evening, it’s that Austin, Texas is a really, really hot place to kick off a national tour if said tour is hosted outdoors in August. If there are two things I learned,...

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Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane and many more set for Fun Fun Fun Fest

Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane and many more set for Fun Fun Fun Fest

By | August 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm | No comments

The Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the official comedy and music line up for the 8th annual festival going down between Nov 8 and Nov. 10 in Austin. Veteran comedy rock duo Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Craig Robinson, Rob Delaney, and a live version of Adult Swim's series The...

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Moontower Comedy Festival, day 3: Janeane Garofalo, Michael Ian Black, Chelsea Peretti!

Moontower Comedy Festival, day 3: Janeane Garofalo, Michael Ian Black, Chelsea Peretti!

By | April 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm | 3 comments

AUSTIN – Day three of the Moontower Comedy Festival showered audiences with far more outstanding talent than rain, though both made appearances all over the city. Much more astonishing than water falling from the sky – a true Texas rarity – was the hodgepodge of megastar...

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Moontower Comedy Festival, day 2: Dana Carvey and Amy Schumer!

Moontower Comedy Festival, day 2: Dana Carvey and Amy Schumer!

By | April 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – The second day of the second annual Moontower Comedy Festival brought us only first-stringers, and boy were we glad of it. Top-notch performers like Reggie Watts, Maria Bamford, Greg Fitzsimmons and Todd Barry no doubt left audiences in the appropriate amount of...

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Moontower Comedy Festival, day 1: Bill Hader, Anthony Jeselnik, Michael Che

Moontower Comedy Festival, day 1: Bill Hader, Anthony Jeselnik, Michael Che

By | April 25, 2013 at 12:48 pm | 4 comments

AUSTIN -- The opening night of Austin’s second annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival -- a four-day event spanning 12 venues and featuring 98 shows! -- brought audiences in close quarters with such comedy heavyweights as Marc Maron, Anthony Jeselnik, Maria Bamford and...

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Marc Maron will screen new series one week before its premiere on IFC

Marc Maron will screen new series one week before its premiere on IFC

By | March 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm | No comments

Lucky comedy fans in Austin will get to peep Maron a full week before its official debut on IFC. As part of the second annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, Marc Maron will be on hand to screen a full episode of the show based on his life as a successful podcaster and...

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SXSW Comedy, day 8: The Benson Interruption, Eugene Mirman and product placement!

SXSW Comedy, day 8: The Benson Interruption, Eugene Mirman and product placement!

By | March 18, 2013 at 11:34 am | 2 comments

AUSTIN -- Yesterday was the eighth and final day of SXSW’s comedy shows, and I can’t think of a better way to close this year’s proceedings than with a fabulous slew of performances on Doug Benson’s The Benson Interruption podcast. Sitting alongside Benson onstage...

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