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Moontower announces complete schedule

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Editor’s note: This article was originally published March 26, 2014

Wow, that’s a lot of comedy!

The producers of the third annual Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival in Austin have revealed the event’s complete schedule (for more information, head to the festival website). Check it out:

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

DEMETRI MARTIN, 7:00 p.m., Paramount Theatre

HANNIBAL BURESS with DAN SODER, 9:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre

THE PAJAMA MEN, 7:30 p.m., Stateside

ALWAYS BE CLOSIN’ WITH RORY SCOVEL, 10:00 p.m., Stateside

JUSTIN WILLMAN, SARA SCHAEFER, HOST: KERRY AWN

TRIFECTA, 8:00 p.m., Cap City

The gates are loaded with three thoroughbred comedians a night, and you’re holding the winning ticket!

KURT BRAUNOHLER, BRENT MORIN, BETH STELLING, HOST: CHRIS TELLEZ

TRIFECTA, 7:00 p.m., Velveeta

The gates are loaded with three thoroughbred comedians a night, and you’re holding the winning ticket!

JACKIE KASHIAN, DAN NATURMAN, NICK THUNE, HOST: BRENDAN K. O’GRADY

COMEDY JACKPOT, 9:30 p.m., Velveeta

Put down the remote and let us change your channel! Comedy Jackpot queues up comics from all your favorite TV shows.

BILLY D. WASHINGTON, PAUL VARGHESE, GREG WARREN, NOEL WELLS, LUCAS MOLANDES, HOST: BOB KHOSRAVI

4 EYES, 7:15 p.m., Parish

Nothing is fuzzy about the vision for this show. Get ready to focus on the funny with these bespectacled comedy giants!

ANDY KINDLER, MIKE LAWRENCE, NICK MULLEN, SARA SCHAEFER, JAMES ADOMIAN, ARI SHAFFIR, RORY SCOVEL, HOST: KERRI LENDO

BLUE MOON, 9:15 p.m., Parish

This show has become one of the hottest tickets at Moontower. A no-holds-barred ripper of a show starring the naughtiest, most trash talking hilarious comedians in the business.

DOM IRRERA, BRENT WEINBACH, BRAD WILLIAMS, KURT METZGER, BRIDGET EVERETT, GODFREY, JEN KOBER, HOST: BOBBY SLAYTON

SHEBANG, 7:30 p.m., Parish Underground

You hear her voice, you hear that sound. Like thunder, gonna shake the ground! The country’s most talented comedians take the stage at Moontower’s salute to women.

ERIN FOLEY, JEN KOBER, CAMERON ESPOSITO, MAGGIE MAYE, ASHLEY BARNHILL, ARDEN MYRIN, HOST: SEAN PATTON

AUSTIN TOWERS!, 10:00 p.m., Parish Underground

Austin is a hotbed of talented comedians, sketch players, improvisers and filmmakers. This show features a rotating cast of Austin based headliners, FPIA winners and finalists.

MATT BEARDEN, MIKE MACRAE, JOHN RAMSEY, MAC BLAKE, BRIAN GAAR, KAT RAMZINSKI, HOST: DOUG MELLARD

OPPOSITES + AC LEROK, 8:00 p.m., The New Movement

AC Lerok are John Buseman and Rob Gagnon, two comedic actors/improvisers based out of Austin, Texas.

TNM TALKS, 9:30 p.m., The New Movement

Riding the wave of intellectual discourse that has taken the internet by storm comes TNM TALKS: IDEAS WORTH FAKING. A different selection of Austin’s brightest personalities will take to the stage to share their wisdom on…well, they won’t know.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

DENNIS MILLER with MAC BLAKE, 7:00 p.m., Paramount Theatre

MARIA BAMFORD with ERIN FOLEY, 9:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre

THE PAJAMA MEN, 7:30 p.m., Stateside

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT, 10:00 p.m., Stateside

ANDREW SANTINO, HOST: BOB KHOSRAVI

MICHAEL CHE, 8:00 p.m., Cap City

MATT SADLER, HOST: LUKE MCCLORY

DOUBLE BARREL, 7:00 p.m., Velveeta

DAN SODER, PAUL VARGHESE, HOST: DUNCAN CARSON

COMEDY JACKPOT, 9:30 p.m., Velveeta

Put down the remote and let us change your channel! Comedy Jackpot queues up comics from all your favorite TV shows.

NOEL WELLS, SEAN PATTON, JUSTIN WILLMAN, JOHN RAMSEY, JACKIE KASHIAN, HOST: DOUG MELLARD

SWITCH, 7:15 p.m., The Hideout

Let the LGBT comedians of Moontower show you the funny! We promise it won’t be a drag (not that there’s anything wrong with that) TRUST!

CAMERON ESPOSITO, JEN KOBER, JAMES ADOMIAN, DANIEL WEBB, ERIN FOLEY, HOST: RALPH HARDESTY

ROGUES GALLERY, 9:45 p.m., The Hideout

Moontower’s most notorious scoundrels and scalawags.

GREG WARREN, CRISTELA ALONZO, ERIK CHARLES NIELSEN, NICK MULLEN, MAC BLAKE, HOST: RYAN COWNIE

ALWAYS BE CLOSIN’ WITH RORY SCOVEL, 7:15 p.m., Parish

SARA SCHAEFER, ERIK CHARLES NIELSON, HOST: KURT BRAUNOHLER

OH, EVERYTHING W. KAMAU BELL with HASAN MINHAJ, 9:15 p.m., Parish

AUSTIN TOWERS!, 7:30 p.m., Parish Underground

Austin is a hotbed of talented comedians, sketch players, improvisers and filmmakers. This show features a rotating cast of Austin based headliners, FPIA winners and finalists.

BRIAN GAAR, MICHAEL PRIEST, ASHLEY BARNHILL, JONATHAN PACE, AMBER BIXBY, JON MENDOZA, MIKE MACRAE, HOST: BRENT MORIN

STASHBOX, 10:00 p.m., Parish Underground

This show will have you couchlocked in your seats and reaching for your eye drops.

CHRIS TELLEZ, CHRIS CUBAS, MAGGIE MAYE, DAMIEN LEMON, JAMES ADOMIAN, LUCAS MOLANDES, HOST: ARI SHAFFIR

L.A. MOVERS & SHAKERS, 8:00 p.m., Speakeasy

The magnitude of laughter caused by California’s best home grown talent surely will move the needle on any Richter scale of laughter.

BRAD WILLIAMS, BRODY STEVENS, BRENT WEINBACH, LAURIE KILMARTIN, SKLAR BROTHERS, ARDEN MYRIN, HOST: DOM IRRERA

4 EYES, 10:30 p.m., Speakeasy

Nothing is fuzzy about the vision for this show. Get ready to focus on the funny with these bespectacled comedy giants!

BILLY D. WASHINGTON, KURT BRAUNOHLER, BETH STELLING, BOBBY SLAYTON, RORY SCOVEL, DANA GOULD, NICK THUNE

#BITCHFACE WITH JOE MANDE, 8:15 p.m., NY NY

SEAN PATTON, HOST: MATT BEARDEN

NEW YORK’S FINEST, 10:45 p.m., NY NY

No need to fight the hustle and bustle of the big city, because Moontower brings you New York’s finest comedy talent all in one show.

RORY ALBANESE, DAN NATURMAN, KURT METZGER, MIKE LAWRENCE, BRIDGET EVERETT, BROOKS WHEELAN, HOST: GODFREY

WATER PARK + GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS, 8:00 p.m., The New Movement

Water Park is a musical improv group unlike any other. We play our own instruments, create memorable harmonies and perform heartfelt, hysterical improv. B. Iden Payne Award winning Girls Girls Girls is Austin, Texas’s original all-female musical theater improvisation troupe.

TMN TALKS, 9:30 p.m., The New Movement

Riding the wave of intellectual discourse that has taken the internet by storm comes TNM TALKS: IDEAS WORTH FAKING. A different selection of Austin’s brightest personalities will take to the stage to share their wisdom on…well, they won’t know.

FRIDAY, APRIL 25

MIKE BIRBIGLIA, 7:00 p.m., Paramount Theatre

KIDS IN THE HALL, 9:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre

MARC MARON, Midnight, Paramount Theatre

ANDY KINDLER, JAMES ADOMIAN, IAN KARMEL

COLIN QUINN “UNCONSTITUTIONAL,” 7:30 p.m., Stateside

DANA GOULD with ARDEN MYRIN, 10:00 p.m., Stateside

MICHAEL CHE, 8:00 p.m., Cap City

DOUG MELLARD, HOST: JON MENDOZA

MICHAEL CHE, 10:30 p.m., Cap City

CHRIS CUBAS, HOST: JON MENDOZA

ROGUES GALLERY, 7:00 p.m., Velveeta

Moontower’s most notorious scoundrels and scalawags.

SEAN PATTON, GREG WARREN, CAMERON ESPOSITO, DAN SODER, HASAN MINHAJ, JUSTIN WILLMAN, HOST: PAUL VARGHESE

MOON ROCKS, 9:30 p.m., Velveeta

Jam out with some of our favorite musical comedy acts at this Moontower exclusive.

NICK THUNE, BILLY D. WASHINGTON, MARIO DIGIORGIO, DOM IRRERA, BRIDGET EVERETT, HOST: DEREK PHELPS

AUSTIN TOWERS!, 7:15 p.m., The Hideout

Austin is a hotbed of talented comedians, sketch players, improvisers and filmmakers. This show features a rotating cast of Austin based headliners, FPIA winners and finalists.

CODY HUSTAK, DEREK PHELPS, MAC BLAKE, MAGGIE MAYE, KERRI LENDO, CHRIS TREW, RYAN COWNIE, HOST: IAN KARMEL

COMEDY JACKPOT, 9:45 p.m., The Hideout

Put down the remote and let us change your channel! Comedy Jackpot queues up comics from all your favorite TV shows.

BRENT MORIN, BRENT WEINBACH, DAN SODER, JEN KOBER, JAMES ADOMIAN, BROOKS WHEELAN, HOST: KERRI LENDO

4 EYES, 7:15 p.m., Parish

Nothing is fuzzy about the vision for this show. Get ready to focus on the funny with these bespectacled comedy giants!

W. KAMAU BELL, DOM IRRERA, JOE MANDE, CRISTELA ALONZO, KURT BRAUNOHLER, HOST: BRODY STEVENS

UNHINGED, 9:15 p.m., Parish

Start the madness! Enter the hilarious and original minds of some of today’s most creative comedians.

ERIK CHARLES NIELSEN, DAN NATURMAN, ANDY KINDLER, BRODY STEVENS, MICHAEL PRIEST, MIKE LAWRENCE, HOST: KURT METZGER

TRIFECTA, 7:30 p.m., Parish Underground

The gates are loaded with three thoroughbred comedians a night, and you’re holding the winning ticket!

MIKE MACRAE, ANDREW SANTINO, BRENT MORIN, HOST: JOE HAFKEY

DOUBLE BARREL, 10:00 p.m., Parish Underground

BRAD WILLIAMS, STAG, HOST: ASHLEY BARNHILL

STARS IN BARS, 8:00 p.m., Speakeasy

There are many good reasons to frequent a bar, now Moontower gives you a great one. Come in and drink up the laughter.

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT, DANA GOULD, ARI SHAFFIR, SARA SCHAEFER, JOHN RAMSEY, HOST: MATT BEARDEN

1ST & TEN, 10:30 p.m., Speakeasy

Tighten your chin straps and get ready for comedians to tackle anything played with a ball, puck, stick or curling stone.

IAN KARMEL, JEN KOBER, ERIN FOLEY, ANDREW SANTINO, DOM IRRERA, BRODY STEVENS, HOSTS: SKLAR BROTHERS

SHEBANG, 8:15 p.m., NY NY

You hear her voice, you hear that sound. Like thunder, gonna shake the ground! The country’s most talented comedians take the stage at Moontower’s salute to women.

NOEL WELLS, JACKIE KASHIAN, ARDEN MYRIN, LAURIE KILMARTIN, BETH STELLING, AMBER BIXBY, HOST: BROOKS WHEELAN

BLUE MOON, 10:45 p.m., NY NY

This show has become one of the hottest tickets at Moontower. A no-holds-barred ripper of a show starring the naughtiest, most trash talking hilarious comedians in the business.

BETH STELLING, DAMIEN LEMON, SEAN PATTON, CODY HUSTAK, GODFREY, NICK MULLEN, RORY ALBANESE, HOST: BOBBY SLAYTON

HANDBOMB MISREPRESENTS, 8:00 p.m., The New Movement

Along with doing improv and sketch shows at The New Movement, they also produce “One Night Stand” (featured at FFFFest for the past 3 yrs) and “Handbomb Mispresents” (“Best of Week” and “Best of Fest” Frontera Fest 2012 and 2014).

TBD + SUPER COMPUTER, 9:00 p.m., The New Movement

Super Computer is one of New Orleans’ favorite improv groups.

OPPOSITES + HMS DEATH, 10:30 p.m., The New Movement

Borne of the Miles Stroth Improv school after having trained separately at iO and UCB theater’s in Los Angeles California. HMS shows start slow and build to a fury over time, game heavy, emotionally sound, deadly improv.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

KIDS IN THE HALL, 7:00 p.m., Paramount Theatre

FRED ARMISEN WITH SPECIAL GUEST IAN RUBBISH, 9:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre

SKLAR“TACULAR,” 7:30 p.m., Stateside

DAMIEN LEMON, ANDREW SANTINO, HOST: KURT METZGER

WHISPER LIVE, 10:00 p.m., Stateside

RON FUNCHES, JOHN RAMSEY, HOST: BETH STELLING AND SARA SCHAEFER

MICHAEL CHE, 8:00 p.m., Cap City

MAC BLAKE, HOST: DUNCAN CARSON

MICHAEL CHE, 10:30 p.m., Cap City

DAN SODER, HOST: DUNCAN CARSON

AUSTIN TOWERS!, 7:00 p.m., Velveeta

Austin is a hotbed of talented comedians, sketch players, improvisers and filmmakers. This show features a rotating cast of Austin based headliners, FPIA winners and finalists.

MATT BEARDEN, JOHN RAMSEY, MIKE MACRAE, KERRI LENDO, ASHLEY BARNHILL, AARON BROOKS, HOST: BRODY STEVENS

UNHINGED, 9:30 p.m., Velveeta

Start the madness! Enter the hilarious and original minds of some of today’s most creative comedians.

MIKE LAWRENCE, BRENT MORIN, NICK MULLEN, ERIK CHARLES, NIELSEN, KATIE PENGRA, BRIDGET EVERETT, HOST: NORM WILKERSON

TRIFECTA, 7:15 p.m., The Hideout

The gates are loaded with three thoroughbred comedians a night, and you’re holding the winning ticket!

KURT BRAUNOHLER, RORY ALBANESE, LAURIE KILMARTIN, HOST: CHRIS TELLEZ

THE JUSTIN WILLMAN SHOW FEATURING BUSHWALLA, 9:45 p.m., The Hideout

HASAN MINHAJ, HOST: BOB KHOSRAVI

COMEDY JACKPOT, 7:15 p.m., Paris

Put down the remote and let us change your channel! Comedy Jackpot queues up comics from all your favorite TV shows.

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT, BRENT WEINBACH, CAMERON ESPOSITO, JACKIE KASHIAN, PAUL VARGHESE, NICK THUNE, HOST: CHRIS CUBAS

STASHBOX, 9:15 p.m., Parish

This show will have you couchlocked in your seats and reaching for your eye drops.

ERIN FOLEY, KURT METZGER, JAMES ADOMIAN, DOUG MELLARD, IAN KARMEL, ANDY KINDLER, HOST: BRAD WILLIAMS

ROGUES GALLERY, 7:30 p.m., Parish Underground

Moontower’s most notorious scoundrels and scalawags.

CRISTELA ALONZO, DOUG MELLARD, CODY HUSTAK, RYAN COWNIE, BRENT MORIN, DAN NATURMAN, HOST: RAMIN NAZER

SWITCH, 10:00 p.m., Parish Underground

Let the LGBT comedians of Moontower show you the funny! We promise it won’t be a drag (not that there’s anything wrong with that) TRUST!

CAMERON ESPOSITO, JEN KOBER, DANIEL WEBB, ERIN FOLEY, JAMES ADOMIAN, HOST: RALPH HARDESTY

TWEET MASTERS, 8:00 p.m., Speakeasy

JOE MANDE, W. KAMAU BELL, ARI SHAFFIR, ARDEN MYRIN, JUSTIN WILLMAN, GREG WARREN, HOST: BRIAN GAAR

STARS IN BARS, 10:30 p.m., Speakeasy

There are many good reasons to frequent a bar, now Moontower gives you a great one. Come in and drink up the laughter.

W. KAMAU BELL, DAMIEN LEMON, GODFREY, COLIN QUINN, MATT BEARDEN, CHRIS CUBAS, HOST: RYAN COWNIE

SHEBANG, 8:15 p.m., NY NY

You hear her voice, you hear that sound. Like thunder, gonna shake the ground! The country’s most talented comedians take the stage at Moontower’s salute to women.

ARDEN MYRIN, CRISTELA ALONZO, BETH STELLING, LAURIE KILMARTIN, MAGGIE MAYE, NOEL WELLS, JEN KOBER, HOST: DANA GOULD

ARI SHAFFIR & FRIENDS, 10:45 p.m., NY NY

MATT SADLER, BILLY D. WASHINGTON, BOBBY SLAYTON, JACKIE KASHIAN, BROOKS WHEELAN

TALARICO, GONZALEZ & TREW, 8:00 p.m., The New Movement

APOLLO + DEAN’S LIST, 9:00 p.m., The New Movement

Apollo: A Lloyd Team at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. They perform the Harold, an improv structure pioneered by Del Close. Dean’s List is a long form improv troupe from New Orleans, LA formed by accident in 2012 while taking classes at The New Movement Theater.

THE MEGAPHONE SHOW WITH RICH TALARICO, 10:30 p.m., The New Movement

The longest running long form improv show in the city and an Austin comedy institution.