At last! The day has come! Time to let the cat out of the bag! The cat is mad that it was in the bag! Without any further ado (let’s be honest, we’ve all had enough ado), here is the first wave of performers for the 2014 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest!
Let’s start with the headliners!
KIDS IN THE HALL – Kids in the F#%king Hall! Dave Foley. Bruce McCulloch. Kevin McDonald. Mark McKinney. Scott Thompson. Two shows. Paramount Theatre. I. Cannot. Wait.
MIKE BIRBIGLIA – He wowed audiences with his live show and indie film SLEEPWALK WITH ME based on his real life issues with sleepwalking. A great all around storyteller and, more importantly, he’s incredibly funny.
DENNIS MILLER – Yes, that Dennis Miller! Yes, I’m curious too! Yes, I’m hoping that someone will put him and Andy Kindler in a room. Yes, you should go to this show. Yes, I’ll be at the head of the line.
DEMETRI MARTIN – I caught a very short set of his last year and I was surprised by how good it was to see him again. I used to watch his show every now and then and thought he was clever but this time out, he just destroyed. I’m really excited to see him do a longer set.
MARIA BAMFORD – Is there anyone better? Just typing her name makes me happy. I’ve seen Maria many times and I never, ever have been disappointed. I’m excited to see her at the Paramount this year! What can I say, she is a delight!
HANNIBAL BURESS – The first time I saw Hannibal was at Cap City when he was first headlining. It was Thursday and he was in the small room. I was hooked immediately. I called my friends and was back Friday watching him in the big room. His career has been on the upswing ever since. Truly one of my all time favorites.
JB SMOOVE – His portrayal of Leon on Curb Your Enthusiasm is one of the best comic performances of the past few years. His standup is just as exciting and off the wall. He’s incredibly energetic on stage and brings a physicality to his comedy that is unmatched. A true original.
But that’s not all! The lineup also includes COLIN QUINN, ANDY KINDLER, JAMES ADOMIAN, RON FUNCHES, RORY SCOVEL, MIKE LAWRENCE, SEAN PATTON, CAMERON ESPOSITO, BRENT MORIN, DOM IRRERA, and many more. The full lineup including additional headliners will be announced soon.
This year Moontower will be presenting some additional shows in the lead up to the festival! AZIZ ANSARI will play the Bass Concert Hall on Friday, April 18. Three hundred of the best seats will be available to badge holders as part of a special package deal. Very cool. Supplies are limited so jump on this while you can. Web phenom MIRANDA SINGS will also play Stateside at the Paramount Sunday, April 27.
STAY TUNED! In the coming weeks, I’ll be bringing you festival news, updates to the lineup, interviews with performers, and more! For more information on badges and individual tickets, check out moontowercomedyfest.com! It’s going to be a great year!