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Black, Peretti and Friedlander are the final “threefer” for dessert

The menu of comedians joining this year’s Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival is enough to satisfy even the heartiest of comedy cravings. It’s already like a smorgasbord at your favorite comedy buffet, including the gravy, dinner rolls and fixins.

And finally, for dessert, you’ve got a three-way of sexy good times delivering the final night of unbelievable funny in the form of Michael Ian Black, Chelsea Peretti and Judah “The World Champion” Friedlander.

Yep, they’re joining the festival as well.

imagesYou know Michael Ian Black as one of members of sketch comedy group The State, Stella and Michael & Michael Have Issues. He is the author of My Custom Van and Youre Not Doing It Right and even some children’s books, (if you can imagine his sick mind writing books for kids). His latest Comedy Central special and CD, Very Famous, was released last year and followed by his aptly-named Black is White tour.

If you even follow comedy at all, you already know who Chelsea Peretti is. She’s been a writer for chelseathe best comedy on basic cable, Parks & Recreation, and now Comedy Central’s phenomenal Kroll Show.  In 2010 she was one of “Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch” (der) and she made a huge impact on the Moontower crowd last year, so we’re so happy to welcome her back to the big stage this year.

Now that 30 Rock has completed its epic 7 season run, Judah Freidlander is back on the road, spreading his competitive competitive spirit with the country in his tight shirts and monogrammed trucker hats. His unique stand-up persona has appeared on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Burn with Jeff Ross, establishing him as one of the weirdest, funniest guys on the block.  He wrote the book How To Beat Up Anybody to help everyone achieve the same level of dangerous beauty he himself has attained as an extra-dark black belt.

Man, this is going to be the bestival festival ever. Did you get your badge yet? Or are you doing individual tickets?

judahRemember that the festival will hold a limited number of seats at both the Paramount and Cap City for FAN badge holders, but all of these performances are expected to sell out. We recommend you purchase tickets to all of your must-see shows in order to guarantee you get in.

If you have a badge, you get access to premium seating at the Paramount starting today through a special “FAN badge pre-sale” before the general public, including premium tickets like to Reggie Watts’ show. Don’t wait on these. Be a champ.


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View from Moontower: Dana Gould & Friends

Dana Gould, Maria Bamford, Andy Kindler, Chelsea Peretti, Tom Rhodes and John Ramsey (alas, not photographed) killed at the Scottish Rite on Friday, April 27th [Photographs by Darcie Siiteri]

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The “She Bang” Showcase


Women comprise more than 50% of the U.S. population and workforce yet, on average, they still earn about 77.4% as much as men. Women are underrepresented in elected office, as CEOs, in Flomax commercials, and in the DGA (although inroads in the LPGA appear to be on the rise). But, pop culturally; the media seems to have evolved somewhat past the ghettoizing “Women in Rock” type features and we’re four years past Alessandra Stanley’s Vanity Fair cover story that celebrated a new generation of comediennes and danced on the grave of the canard that women aren’t funny. She Bang is beyond merely revering female perspectives, it’s about presenting some of the most hilarious, creative, and thoughtful stand-ups bar none. It’s about gargantuan waves of laughter.

Hosted by Sean Patton, a man but a stand up one (VH1, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) and starring Rachel Feinstein (“Adult Swim,” Comedy Central), Erin Foley (Almost Famous, “Chelsea Lately”), Erin Jackson (“The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Last Comic Standing”), Jackie Kashian (“The Dork Forest,” Comedy Central), Chelsea Peretti (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” “The Sarah Silverman Program”), and Mary Lynn Rajskub (“24,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Mr. Show”) and featuring special guest Maria Bamford, the She Bang Show is a unique opportunity to catch some of our nation’s smartest, funniest, and most talented comedic voices take the stage for Moontower’s tip of the hat to women… over on the East Side. I kid, the ND at 501 Studios is a rad venue. Honest.

Lineup subject to change due to the nature of live entertainment and not some old saw about it being a woman’s prerogative, although, talent contractual obligations notwithstanding, this here bloggo is a strong proponent of choice, women’s sovereignty over their bodies, and funding the Women’s Health Program. No joke, Govna.

She Bang is Friday, April 27th at the ND at 501 Studios. Doors @ 7:00pm & Show @ 8:00pm.

Purchase Tickets Here. 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.

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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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Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest Is Honored To Present CHELSEA PERETTI

Chelsea Peretti

Team Moontower has gone from Cloud Nine…. to Eleven with the lineup addition of Los Angeles-based Chelsea Peretti, one of the most exciting comedic talents around and a de facto superstar. Onstage, Peretti’s unique viewpoint is a bracingly sardonic blend of brassiness and self-deprecation. She is a writer on NBC’s Emmy-nominated “Parks and Recreation,” and wrote for and appeared on “The Sarah Silverman Program.” In addition to her many TV credits, Chelsea has also written for Details, Playgirl, and the Village Voice. Her festival appearances include the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, Just for Laughs Chicago, the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Bumbershoot. Her numerous online doings include the The New York City Rejection Line (co-created with her brother Jonah) and the web series “Making Friends” and “All My Exes.” She is also a member of the comedy collective Variety  SHAC (the “C” stands for “Chelsea). And as if you needed any more bona fides, but when Chelsea was here last year for Hell Yes Fest, a dozen-plus urban gentlemen were compelled to proclaim (unsolicited, mind you) to her that, “You smell good, girl.” So, add “fragrant” to this hilarious multi-hyphenate.


“ALL MY EXES” Episode #1 NSFW

“ALL MY EXES” Episode #1 NSFW
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 Moontower badges are available now at www.moontowercomedyfestival.com. Single tickets on sale Thursday, February 23rd. Please check back for additional lineup and schedule info.


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