Posts tagged as moontower comedy and oddity festival

Keeping Moontower Weird: Inside Austin's Youngest Comedy Festival

I started my weekend by watching a grown man fit a fake vagina over a microphone. Let me explain.

The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival in Austin, Texas was in full swing this April 23-26 for its third year in a row. This festival is the place to be; not just because I do comedy and live in Austin, but because Moontower celebrates comedy as a whole, it lifts up the local Austin comedy scene, it recognizes the unique oddities that exist in the brains of comedians, and best of all — they gave every performer a Fleshlight in their welcome bag. Unfamiliar with the Fleshlight? We’ll return to that [...]

Moontower Fest Disinvites Matt Braunger for Performing at Competing SXSW

There's a rivalry brewing in Austin, Texas, between two spring comedy fests: The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival and South by Southwest's (SXSW) comedy festival. Well, it's a bit of a one-sided rivalry, as second-year festival Moontower prohibits comedians who perform there from performing at SXSW Comedy, which is currently in its sixth year, while SXSW is perfectly okay with comedians from Moontower doing shows there. Stand-up Matt Braunger (Up All Night, MADtv) has been caught between the two competing festivals, as Moontower has made an example of him by disinviting him after he agreed to perform at both festivals.

"He truly doesn't deserve it," SXSW comedy fest [...]

Seth Meyers, Aziz Ansari & Steven Wright to Inaugurate the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival

The Austin Theatre Alliance is planning a brand spanking new comedy festival to be held April 25-28. The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival will feature Seth Meyers, Aziz Ansari, Steven Wright and about 60 other comics, and it's already secured Funny or Die and the Onion as sponsors. (That covers the comedy, but what about the oddity, ATA? I could come perform my "baby Tim Gunn" impression or touch my nose with my tongue if you guys want.)