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

    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 completely esoteric punch lines, Miller could easily have stepped out in front of a theater full of dyed-in-the-wool liberals, hostile to any cracks about

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

    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 and quietly affecting ability to disarm literally anyone. Prior to Mr. Martin making his grand entrance at the Paramount Theatre on April 23, us

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

    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 crept up on her while she was walking in her neighborhood, when three men and one woman jumped out, punched her, cut her hands with a

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    Preview: Austin’s Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival returns with Kids in the Hall, Marc Maron, Mike Birbiglia, more!

    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 first arrived at the turn of the 19th century, the result was public panic. “The citizens were so concerned that it was

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    Moontower Comedy Festival, day 2: Dana Carvey and Amy Schumer!

    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 stitches, but our festival experience continued with a Saturday Night Live legend and our favorite foul-mouthed blonde pixie. The legend in question was none other than

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    Moontower Comedy Festival, day 1: Bill Hader, Anthony Jeselnik, Michael Che

    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 Bill Hader. Though we would have liked to be everywhere, journalists are sadly mortal, and had to settle for just being one place. Not that there was

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    Marc Maron will screen new series one week before its premiere on IFC

    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 comedian. The show, which will feature a long list of guest stars — Aubrey Plaza, Denis Leary,

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

    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 indie rock in it! From April 25–28, you can attend the very first Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest

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