Whitney Cummings: Backstage at the Paramount

Whitney Cummings

Welcome to the first in a series of exclusive backstage interviews with performers at select Moontower Comedy special events! We’re kicking off this series with a bang: the inimitable Whitney Cummings joined us in the bowels of the Paramount Theatre to talk about her misadventures in Austin, her career as a professional roaster, and her early days as a Punk’d performer. Take a look!

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mm John Merriman

John Merriman has worked with the Moontower festival since it's inception in 2012. He is the co-host of the festival's long-running interview series "Inside Joke" where he has interviewed luminaries including Steven Wright, Maria Bamford and Patton Oswalt. Before Moontower, he spent five years at the Austin Film Fesival as a film programmer where he helped launch the Comedy Vanguard program and the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin series. He has called Austin his home since 1996.

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