Martin Short, Maria Bamford, James Adomian and the 2016 Moontower Early Lineup

Moontower 2016

The first wave of Moontower acts has been announced! So many amazing names on this list. From returning Moontower favorites like Maria Bamford, Ron Funches, and James Adomian to comedy legends like Kevin Smith and the inimitable Martin Short. We’ve got SNL‘s latest addition Jon Rudnitsky, comedy lounge act The Lampshades, which includes Kate Flannery (The Office) and Scott Robinson, plus special shows like Goddamn Comedy Jam, which combines standup comedy and rock covers with a live house band. Over the coming weeks, I’ll bring you closer looks at some of these acts including interviews and deeper dives into their comedy. In the meantime, check out their websites and get to know the first members of the Moontower class of 2016! Badges are on sale now!

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival Early Lineup 

James Adomian

Maria Bamford

Ahmed Bharoocha

Joe DeRosa

Debra DiGiovanni

Sean Donnelly

Jo Firestone

Ron Funches

Goddamn Comedy Jam

Anjelah Johnson

Jesse Joyce

Andy Kindler

The Lampshades

Matteo Lane

Annie Lederman

Joe List

Josh Adam Meyers

Jim Norton

Johnny Pemberton

Piff the Magic Dragon

Tony Rock

Jon Rudnitsky

Martin Short

Sklar Brothers

Kevin Smith

Beth Stelling

Brad Williams

Jenny Zigrino

Oh and here’s Martin Short on SCTV’s Half Wits just because.

mm John Merriman

John Merriman has worked with the Moontower festival since it's inception in 2012. He is the co-host of the festival's long-running interview series "Inside Joke" where he has interviewed luminaries including Steven Wright, Maria Bamford and Patton Oswalt. Before Moontower, he spent five years at the Austin Film Fesival as a film programmer where he helped launch the Comedy Vanguard program and the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin series. He has called Austin his home since 1996.

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