Brian Posehn, Morgan Murphy, Jay Pharoah and More Join Moontower Lineup


The Austin Theatre Alliance has announced a second wave of notable additions to the 2017 Moontower Comedy Festival lineup.

Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live), Brian Posehn (Mr. ShowThe Sarah Silverman Program), Morgan Murphy (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 2 Broke Girls) and Matt Bellassai (2016 People’s Choice winner for Favorite Social Media Star) are set to join the April 19-22 event.

The sixth annual Moontower Comedy Festival will additionally include stand-up from Patton Oswalt, Ali Wong and Chris Hardwick, podcast tapings of My Favorite Murder, Guys We F***cked and Bitch Sesh, plus live shows 7 Minutes in Purgatory, Boast Rattle and The Goddamn Comedy Jam. Click here to view the full lineup and purchase badges.

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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