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Ralphie May : Too Big To Ignore – August 25th


Saturday, August 25th
Doors @ 7:00pm | Show @ 8:00pm
The Paramount Theatre

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Appearing Soon at the Paramount and Stateside: Jeanne Robertson + The Second City’s LOL Tour


Sunday, February 26th
Doors @ 6:00pm | Show @ 7:00pm
The Paramount Theatre 

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Reaching her 6’2” stature at age thirteen was bound to give Jeanne Robertson a unique perspective and her path to becoming such a popular humorist is certainly atypical. As Miss North Carolina 1963, Jeanne found herself speaking to the public on a near-daily basis and (in a blow to beauty contestant stereotypes) it became evident that Jeanne could really “work a room” with her warm sense of humor. Hence, she was named Miss Congeniality when she competed in the Miss America Pageant. Over the years, Jeanne has been the recipient of umpteen prestigious awards, authored three books (Humor: The Magic of Genie, Mayberry Humor Across the USA, and Don’t Let the Funny Stuff Get Away), produced seven DVD/CD titles, and she can be heard regularly on Sirius XM’s “Laugh USA” comedy channel. Her “Looking for Humor” Tour presents a clean, family-friendly evening of laughs from her down-home, life experience-based yarns. As Jeanne puts it, she speaks “two languages fluently: English… and Southern.”


The Second City's Laugh Out Loud Touring Cast (L-R) Rachel Miller, Tawny Newsome, Tim Ryder, Michael Kosinski, Eileen Montelione

Stateside at the Paramount presents

Friday, March 2nd
Shows @ 7:00pm & 9:30pm
Stateside at the Paramount

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The Second City is such a revered American institution and brand that it’s my understanding Good Housekeeping refers to itself as having “The Second City Seal.” Sure, GH is a smidge snooty but they’re not that narcissistic as to pull an eponym. And with all due love for other comedy troupes like The Groundlings, there’s just no topping the Second City’s storied, over half-century history of sketch comedy and improv. This is the company that put Alan Arkin, John Belushi, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Rachel Dratch, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Jane Lynch, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Amy Sedaris, David Steinberg and so many more into orbit. These two “Laugh Out Loud” performances by the newest generation of cast members are primed to produce epic live comedy and to be the very definition of “You should’ve been there!”

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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.


AZIZ ANSARI @ Paramount Theatre

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



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



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



April 27 & 28th: 7:45pm – $15



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.


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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