Patton Oswalt, Ali Wong and Ralphie May are just a few comics coming to the sixth annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, festival producers announced today. The fest takes place at theater and clubs in Austin April 19-22, 2017.
Festival badges ranging from Club Show & Podcast-only badges to full VIP access will be on sale Friday, December 9 at noon CT here.
Comedy fans might know Wong from her tremendous Netflix special “Baby Cobra,” which she performed while nearly eight months pregnant. She also appears on the ABC show “American Housewife” and writes for “Fresh Off the Boat.”
Oswalt, who picked up an Emmy for his special “Talking for Clapping,” will be performing at the Paramount Theatre, as well as comedian Ralphie May who will host the 2017’s midnight show. He has been open about his grief regarding the loss of his wife, true crime author Michelle McNamara, earlier this year and penned both this extraordinary essay and this wonderful piece about single parenthood.
In its sixth year, the festival will be expanding its love podcast offerings. Look for a headlining presentation of “My Favorite Murder,” hosted by Emmy-winning comedian Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark.
The comedy podcast providing a dark comedy look at murders, both solved and unsolved.
Other podcasts include “Guys We (Expletive)” with Krystyna Hutchinson and Corinne Fisher, “Kill Tony” with Tony Hinchcliffe, “Sklarbro Country” with The Sklar Brothers, “The Fighter and The Kid” with Brendan Schaub and Bryan Callen, “Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown” with Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider,”Legion of Skanks” with Jay Oakerson, “About Last Night” with Brad Williams and Adam Ray and “The Bonfire” with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder.
Also look for many of the signature Moontower club shows and a few new ones, including the Goddamn Comedy Jam; Shebang; New York’s Finest; the Tinkle Twins; 7 Minutes in Purgatory, where comedians perform material in a sound proof booth away from the audience and the Boast Rattle, a head-to-head roast-style competitive compliment contest.
Additional performers, including headliners as well as Austin Towers (the ‘best of’ Austin lineup), are still to be announced. Lineup is subject to change. Badges go on sale noon Dec. 9 at www.moontowercomedyfest.com, the Paramount Theatre box office or call (512) 474-1221.
Here is who that Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival has locked up so far:
Josh Adam Meyers
The Sklar Brothers