The brilliant and esteemed Andy Kindler is the personification of turning irritation into pearls of hilarity. A perennial Letterman and late night television favorite, Kindler is renown for his onstage takedown riffing which manages to simultaneously go for the jugular as well as reliably deliver hardcore belly laughs. His annual, no-holds-barred “State of the Industry” address at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival is always a must-see for fellow comics and Industry ilk.
Fresh-faced and boyish (almost to the point of medical curio), comedian John Mulaney is presently surfing the stand-up stratosphere thanks to his recent one-hour COMEDY CENTRAL special “New In Town” and its CD/DVD release. Mulaney is also a writer on Saturday Night Live and his credits include co-creating the Stefon character played by Bill Hader.
W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell slew a packed Paramount Theatre on Nov 1, 2011, as part of Sarah Silverman’s historic “LIVE FROM N*****HEAD (Stripping The Paint Off Of Good Ol Fashioned Racism)” line-up. With two CDs, a panoply of TV credits, and his critically acclaimed one man show, “The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About and Hour,” Bell has garnered a growing legion of fans and endorsements by Robin Williams, Margaret Cho, and Marc Maron. Fans of Paul Mooney and Dave Chappelle won’t want to miss Bell’s return to Austin, TX.
Well known to American and Dutch television audiences, Tom Rhodes is perhaps one of the most well traveled comedians. And the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival is thrilled to feature this ever thoughtful and seasoned stand-up. The New York Times described him thusly; “Tom Rhodes is mostly a natural intellect with a knack for reporting the harsh realities of life with a dark and absurdly optimistic cynicism.” We are not apt to disagree with the Old Gray Lady on this matter.
Holly has hit our River City stages like a never-ending roman candle. She has appeared in the movie “Cancerpants” and has performed at the 2011 Boston Comedy Festival. She was a finalist in the 2011 Funniest Person In Austin contest and has opened for Hal Sparks, Julie Goldman, Dana Goldberg, and Margaret Smith. Holly has also taken the stage for the Austin and Portland Gay Pride Festivals.
Jonathan Pace is a rising Austin-based comic who has been featured in the Funniest Person in Austin contest and clubs like Cap City and the venerable Velveeta Room.
Stay tuned for more lineup announcements and exciting infotainment goodness. Moontower badges are available now at www.moontowercomedyfestival.com. Single tickets on sale Thursday, February 23rd.