Monday, April 23, 2012

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest Happens This Week!

It's really unbelievable how many high quality festivals our fair town plays host to. And this one blows me away. So many of the top names in comedy will be performing all over Austin this week and I personally can't wait to check it all out. Kudos to the organizers for the fine line up. Unlike a lot of things in this town it's not just a bunch of cracka ass hipstaz. Really stoked for this. Below is a bit of info on the event, if you don't have tickets/passes yet, get them now or you will regret this. Can't wait to see what downtown Austin is about to look like when thousands of comedy fans descend on our city. Lets hang out.
Hannibal Buress - one of the true greats right now. Seeing him at a venue the size of The Parish is going to be a real treat. Wednesday, April 25 @7:30pm - The Parish Wednesday, April 25 @10:00pm - The Parish From the press release: Austin is a city that knows funny and its way around a festival or two, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival presented by the Paramount Theatre, which has been a cornerstone in comedy, won’t disappoint. Moontower will host some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe and Austin. This marathon of sidesplitting nights throughout the city is slated to bring over 60 comedians doing everything from stand-up and sketch to improv and musical comedy. The Paramount partnered with Cap City Comedy Club on determining talent and other festival details. The four-day festival will span across the city at 10+ venues, including Cap City Comedy Club and the Paramount. Venue stages will be sponsored by such riotous institutions as The Onion, Funny Or Die and Hell Yes. "I'm so excited to come back to Austin. I can't wait to eat at Torchy's Tacos, Uchiko, and hopefully finally try Franklin BBQ. Oh, I'm also doing standup I think,” says Aziz Ansari.
Erin Jackson - Definitely gonna catch at least one of these. Wednesday, April 25 @10:00pm - Beale Street Tavern Thursday, April 26 @10:00pm - Beale Street Tavern Friday, April 27 @8:00pm - At the ND Saturday, April 28 @7:30pm - Velveeta Room More info: The festival is slated to bring over 60 of the world’s best comedians both established favorites and up-and-comers to Austin, a city with an insatiable appetite for comedy and festivals alike. Spread out over 10+ venues around the city including the Paramount Theatre and Cap City Comedy Club, the festival will showcase stand-up, improv, sketch, musical comedy, and all of the odd and hilarious stuff in between. *A note to current and prospective badge holders. Single tickets will be available for each performance. The VIP badge grants you access to all performances, with no need to purchase an additional ticket. The “You Betcha I’m Somebody Pass” gives you access to each performance, except those at the Paramount. For Paramount shows, “You Betcha” badge holders will have pre-sale access allowing them to get a jump on the crowd for the big shows. The “You Betcha” badge, while giving you the most bang for your buck as a great overall value badge, gets you access to the shows after VIP badge and single ticket holders and does not guarantee admission. However, the Festival will hold a limited number of seats set aside for these badges at each show for those first in line, so early arrival is suggested. It is suggested that “You Betcha” badge holders also take advantage of the special benefit of exclusive pre-sale access to purchase single tickets to “must see” performances and ensure your entry.
W. Kamau Bell Wednesday, April 25 @8:30pm - Stateside at the Paramount Thursday, april 26 @8:00pm - Scottish Rite Theatre Friday, April 27 @10:00pm - 29th Street Ballroom Saturday, April 28 @7:30pm - 29th Street Ballroom It's really bout finta go down in the city. Reports from the action coming soon, lemme know if you are in town!

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