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FFF Comics We Heart: Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress is maybe a comedy genius.

Right out the gate, his first “real job” besides standup was writing for Saturday Night Live. Yeah, that happens for some people. When they’re really, really funny.

Mike Birbiglia called him “One of the best joke writers I’ve ever seen.” So that’s probably something.

The now 29-year old started doing standup in New York and got noticed for his educated take on the “observational stoner” comedy genre.

Like a lot of comedians, he claims to spend too much time on the Internet looking for new material, which is thankfully constantly evolving.

Thanks to his SNL credit, Buress began touring across the country as a feature and ended up on the late night talk show circuit, which is where the spotlight really increased for him. He later joined the writing team at 30 Rock and has had some hysterical cameos on that show as well.

He has two comedy albums out, one called My Name is Hannibal and one called Animal Furnace, which dropped in May of this year. The latter spawned the epic Comedy Central taping called Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace.

Burress is now appearing on the Adult Swim show The Eric Andre Show and still touring around the country.

For example, he’ll be in New Jersey Thursday, the night before he’s on the Moontower Yellow Stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest. (That is, if New Jersey still exists at that point in time…)

This is his third time in Austin this year, and we couldn’t be happier to see him back here again. He’s seriously at the top of his game right now, making a huge impact on the comedy scene right now.

You can see Hannibal Buress on the Moontower Yellow Stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest on Friday, November 2nd at 4:45 p.m.

Then maybe he’ll show up over at Cap City for that night’s Punch…? We can always hope.

 

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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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Moontower Announces Single Performance Tickets On Sale Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at 10 A.M. CST

The Paramount Theatre is announcing today single show tickets for the first annual Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival go on sale Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at 10 a.m. Central Standard Time. Additional on sales and comics to be announced for the festival April 25-28, 2012 in Austin, TX.

The Festival is also proud to announce the addition of hilarious comedian Chelsea Peretti to the lineup, whose writing credits include NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” and “The Sarah Silverman Program.” She was also named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2010, and has made appearances on shows like Louis CK’s “Louie” among others.

Tickets to individual performances from several of the stellar already announced Moontower comics including Aziz Ansari, Seth Meyers, Steven Wright, The Amazing Jonathan, Maria Bamford, W. Kamau Bell, Hannibal Buress, The Divorce Show, John Mulaney, and Chelsea Peretti will be available Thursday, Feb. 23. Additional performances will be added leading up to the festival. So, check back at www.moontowercomedyfestival.com for updates.

SINGLE PERFORMANCES ON SALE FEB. 23, 2012

AZIZ ANSARI @ Paramount Theatre

April 25th: 7:30pm & 10:00pm – Tickets starting at $38

 

THE AMAZING JONATHAN@ Cap City Comedy Club

April 26th: 10:30pm / April 27 & 28th: 8:00pm – Tickets starting at $18

 

MARIA BAMFORD @ Cap City Comedy Club

April 25 & 26th: 8:00pm – Tickets starting at $18

 

W. KAMAU BELL @ 29th Street Ballroom

April 27th: 10:00pm / April 28th: 7:30pm – $12

 

HANNIBAL BURESS @ The Parish

April 25th: 7:45pm – $15

 

THE DIVORCE SHOW @ Stateside at the Paramount

April 25 & 26th: 6:00pm – $12 (Happy Hour at 5:00pm)

 

SETH MEYERS @ Paramount Theatre

April 26th: 7:30pm – $40

 

JOHN MULANEY @ The Parish

April 27 & 28th: 7:45pm – $15

 

CHELSEA PERETTI @ The Parish

April 26th: 7:45pm – $15

 

STEVEN WRIGHT @ Paramount Theatre

April 28th: 7:30pm – $41

Again, please stay tuned for more comedians to be announced in the full lineup coming soon. The festival is slated to bring over 60 of the world’s best comedians (both established favorites and up-and-comers) to Austin, a city with an insatiable appetite for comedy and festivals alike. Spread out over 10+ venues around the city including the Paramount Theatre and Cap City Comedy Club, the festival will showcase stand-up, improv, sketch, musical comedy, and all of the odd and hilarious stuff in between.

*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 badges ($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. The Paramount call center is open Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm and Saturday 12pm – 5:30pm, but it’s closed on Sundays.

                 On Thursday, this link will also be live for your one stop single performance tickets shop:

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest Single Performance Tickets Here

Follow us on facebook and twitter @moontowercomedy. Also check out all things comedy right here 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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