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Dennis Miller praises Texas governor Rick Perry, gets some laughs at Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival

Dennis Miller praises Texas governor Rick Perry, gets some laughs at Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival

By | April 26, 2014 at 4:06 pm | 2 comments

AUSTIN – As day two of the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival arrived on April 24, I crossed the threshold of the Paramount Theatre, wondering how exactly a comedian like Dennis Miller would be received by an Austin audience. Well known for his outspoken conservatism and...

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Hannibal Buress, Demetri Martin kick off Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival (Recap)

Hannibal Buress, Demetri Martin kick off Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival (Recap)

By | April 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm | One comment

AUSTIN – If the third time’s the charm, then the third year of Austin’s rapidly growing Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival has the c-word turned up to 30. And who better to kick off this third-year charm offensive than Demetri Martin– he of the understated charisma...

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Austin Comedian Kat Ramzinski brutally attacked, will still perform at Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival

Austin Comedian Kat Ramzinski brutally attacked, will still perform at Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival

By | April 23, 2014 at 3:04 pm | 2 comments

Easter night is generally reserved for eating crappy chocolate-shaped bunnies and making sexual ‘He Is Risen’ puns-- but this was not the case for Austin, Texas comic, Kat Ramzinski who was brutally attacked while walking home on April 20. Ramzinski says a silver minivan...

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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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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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Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford and more will headline new Austin comedy fest

Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford and more will headline new Austin comedy fest

By | January 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm | One comment

Do you love to go to Austin, Texas to see comedy at South by Southwest, but you could really do without the Pitchfork-approved, up-and-coming musicians that SXSW is really all about? If so, we have good news for you: Austin is about to be home to a new comedy festival with no...

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