The cast of 'Schitt's Creek' is coming to Austin for Moontower Comedy Festival
Grab your best wig off the wig wall, Austin. The cast of “Schitt’s Creek” is coming to town.
Moontower Comedy Festival announced its latest round of talent Friday, and at the top of this lineup drop is the first family of TV’s reigning “show you need to be watching but you might not have heard of because it's Canadian." Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire and Noah Reid will take to the Paramount Theatre stage, according to Moontower, for “Schitt's Creek: Up Close & Personal,” an interactive evening that promises “an insider’s look into the making of the series.” One hopes that the interactive element involves improv G.O.A.T. O’Hara pronouncing needlessly complex words in character as washed-up soap star and matriarch Moira Rose, owner of the aforementioned wig wall.
If you haven’t seen “Schitt’s Creek” yet, get yourself to Netflix and stream the first four seasons of the spiritual successor to “Parks and Recreation.” The fifth season premiered this week on Pop TV.
Other comedy acts on Moontower’s Friday lineup drop include Nate Bargatze, Amanda Seales, Ronny Chieng, Andy Kindler, DeAnne Smith, Eddie Pepitone, Jeremiah Watkins, Joe DeRosa, Joel Kim Booster (who, incidentally, is the host of the hilarious “RuPaul’s Drag Race” recap podcast “What the Tuck?” with Nicole Byer, who's also on the Moontower lineup), K. Trevor Wilson, Kevin McDonald, Langston Kerman, Ron Bennington, Sean Donnelly, The Lucas Brothers, The McCuewans (Avery Moore and Mike Wiebe) and Vanessa Gonzalez.
Moontower also announced a few live podcasts coming to the fest, including "About Last Night," "And That's Why We Drink," "Las Culturistas," "Pep Talks with the Bitter Buddha," "View From the Cheap Seats" and "Tim Dillon is Going to Hell."