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Announcing New Festival Showcases & On Sales

MOONTOWER COMEDY AND ODDITY FESTIVAL

ANNOUNCES NEW SHOWS & SHOWCASES & SINGLE PERFORMANCE TICKETS

ON SALE MARCH 29TH AT 10AM CST

AUSTIN, TX (MARCH 27, 2012) – The Paramount Theatre is announcing today new single show tickets for the first annual Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival April 25-28, 2012 in Austin, TX will go on sale Thursday, March 29th at 10 a.m. CST.

LEFT, RIGHT AND RIDICULOUS with JIMMY DORE

At 29th Street Ballroom (2 EVENTS)

4/27/12 @ 7:30PM

4/28/12 @ 10:00PM

GA $15.00

Left, Right and Ridiculous with Jimmy Dore: Join award-winning comedian Jimmy Dore and a panel of Moontower comedians as they skewer today’s newsmakers, ridicule our favorite cultural jackasses and make fun of celebrities. Left, Right and Ridiculous sets the world right with a raucous blend of stand-up, sketch and video clips of people saying the dumbest s**t you’ve ever heard. Lineup subject to change.

BLUE MOONTOWER – AKA: THE DIRTY SHOW – TRIPLE X RATED

At The Mohawk 

4/28/12 @ 9:00PM

GA $15.00

Do you like your comedy twisted? Do you want to see comedians “go there”? Then Blue Moontower is for you; packed with naughty, spicy, adults-only comedy. Starring Ari Shaffir (HBO, “Skeptic Tank,” “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast), Big Jay Oakerson (Spike TV, Comedy Central), Lynne Koplitz (Comedy Central, We TV) and hosted by John Tole (“Fat Heaven,” The Killers of Comedy Tour). Lineup subject to change.

HANNIBAL BURESS

At The Parish – Late Show Added

4/25/12 @ 10:00PM

GA $15.00

COMEDY CLOSE-UP

At Beale Street Tavern

4/25/12 @ 10:15 PM

GA $10.00

Comedy Close Up: Moontower presents a close-up on a hilarious mix of national and regional comedy talent. It is an extra scoop of funny! Hosted by Austin’s own John Ramsey (TBS’ “Just For Laughs”) and featuring Bob Biggerstaff (HBO’s “Lucky 21”), Erin Foley (“Chelsea Lately”), Joe Mande (“Conan,” “The Nick Kroll Show”), Lucas Molandes (Comedy Central, “WTF with Marc Maron”) and Erin Jackson (“Ellen”). Lineup subject to change.

THE SHOW HOUSE: FROM THE MINDS OF DUNCAN TRUSSELL

At The Parish (3 EVENTS)

4/26/12 – 4/28/12 @ 10:00PM

GA $15.00 Thursday

 GA $17.00 Friday/Saturday

The Show House: From the minds of Duncan Trussell (Comedy Central, Funny or Die’s “Drunk History”) comes a ritualistic journey through the comedic multi-verse guaranteed to heal you, your family, the planets and all time and space. Featuring a different cast of Moontower comics each night and packed with country’s most hilarious and original standups from TV, film and the web. *All lineups subject to change, and special guests*

4/26 lineup: Brendon Walsh, Eric Andre, Brody Stevens, Chris Trew, Brent Weinbach

4/27 lineup: Nikki Glaser, Maria Bamford, Moshe Kasher, Lucas Molandes, Brendon Walsh

4/28 lineup: Rachel Feinstein, Joe Mande, Chelsea Peretti, Brody Stevens, Brendon Walsh

MOONTOWER MASH-UP

At Scottish Rite Theatre

4/25/12 @ 8:00PM

GA $17.00

Moontower Mash-Up: A star-packed show for comedy enthusiasts! Get ready to have your face hurt as these sluggers leave you begging for a breather. Starring Andy Kindler (“Late Show with David Letterman,” “Bob’s Burgers”), Brody Stevens (“The Hangover,” “The Hangover 2,” “Chelsea Lately”), Rachel Feinstein (Comedy Central, “Last Comic Standing”), Chelsea Peretti (“Parks and Recreation,” Comedy Central), Duncan Trussell (“Drunk History”), Bil Dwyer (Comedy Central) and Brent Weinbach (“Conan”). Lineup subject to change.

LUNATIC FRINGE

At Stateside at the Paramount

4/25/12 @ 8:30PM

Reserved Seating

$17

Lunatic Fringe: The Amazing Johnathan, the greatest comedy magician ever (and direct from Las Vegas) headlines this power-packed show of comedians from near and far! Hosted by our own JR Brow (Comedy Central) and featuring Baron Vaughn (“Conan,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Fairly Legal”), Mike MacRae (“Frank TV,” “Late Show with David Letterman”) Nikki Glaser (“The Tonight Show”) Sean Patton (“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” Comedy Central) and the incomparable W. Kamau Bell (“WTF with Marc Maron,” Comedy Central).
 This show is one of a kind. Lineup subject to change.

THE DAN BAND

At The Mohawk

4/25/12 @ 9:00pm

GA $25.00

The Dan Band kicks off the fest with a bang!  Well-known for their covers of  originally female-performed pop songs, with added obscenities and swearing, their live show has become a staple of Los Angeles nightlife, with Entertainment Weekly naming it “the hottest ticket in town.”

DOUBLE HEADER

At Beale Street Tavern (2 EVENTS)

4/26/12 @ 8:00PM and 10:15PM

GA $10.00

Double Header (s): So you have had a taste of you favorite comedian and want to see more… Our brilliant Moontower stars do what they do best… BIG sets!

8:00: Rachel Feinstein & Baron Vaughn: Rachel Feinstein is one of the most imaginative and funny standups working today. Her credits include NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Comedy Central, VH-1 and TBS Just For Laughs. Comedian/actor Baron Vaughn’s hilarious mind takes us to places we did not know existed. A regular on USA’s “Fairly Legal,” Vaughn’s comedy credits include “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan,” “Lopez Tonight,” and CollegeHumor Live.

10:15: Erin Jackson/Sean Patton: Erin’s warm, conversational style and relatable comedy has propelled her to appearances on Comedy Central, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Last Comic Standing.” Sean Patton is a New Orleans party in human form. Seen on “Conan,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and Comedy Central, Sean Patton is a total original. Lineups subject to change.

DANA GOULD & FRIENDS

At Scottish Rite Theatre (2 EVENTS)

4/26/12 @ 10:30PM

4/27/12 @ 10:30PM

GA $17.00

*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.

To purchase tickets for individual performances as well as festival badge ($129) and VIP badges ($799), go to www.moontowercomedyfestival.com. You can also get them at the Paramount Theatre box office or by calling 512-474-1221. The box office is open Monday – Saturday 12pm – 5:30pm and is closed on Sundays.

For more information on the festival, visit www.moontowercomedyfestival.com or follow on facebook and twitter @moontowercomedy. Stay on top of Moontower Comedy Festival news, updates and all the latest announcements, interviews and links from all things comedy at the Festival’s blog site www.comedymoontower.com.

ABOUT MOONTOWER COMEDY AND ODDITY FESTIVAL

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival was established in 2011 by the Paramount Theatre and will hold the first annual festival April 25-28, 2012 in Austin, TX. Moontower is dedicated to bringing world-class comedy to the city through a variety of performances in stand-up, sketch, improv and musical comedy by well know performers and up-and-comers alike.

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