Patton Oswalt and Ali Wong among headliners for 2017 Moontower Comedy fest

Ali Wong (photo: Moontower Comedy)

Ali Wong (photo: Moontower Comedy)

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.

Patton Oswalt (photo: Moontower Comedy)

Patton Oswalt (photo: Moontower Comedy)

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:

Adam Ray

Ali Wong

Aparna Nancherla

Arden Myrin

Barry Crimmins

Brad Williams

Brendan Schaub

Bryan Callen

Caitlin Gill

Casey Wilson

Corinne Fisher

Chris Cubas

Chris Garcia

Chris Porter

Dan Soder

Dana Gould

Daniel Koren

Danielle Schneider

DJ Douggpound

Dom Irrera

Drew Michael

Erica Rhodes

Georgia Hardstark

Guy Branum

Ian Abramson

Ian Karmel

James Davis

Jake Weisman

Jay Oakerson

Josh Adam Meyers

Josh Johnson

Karen Kilgariff

Krystyna Hutchinson

Kurt Metzger

Kyle Ayers

Lashonda Lester

Matt Bearden

Matt Ingebretson

Melissa Villasenor

Michelle Collins

Michelle Wolf

Mike MacRae

Patton Oswalt

Ralphie May

Rojo Perez

Sarah Tiana

The Sklar Brothers

Tony Hinchcliffe

Wendy Liebman

 


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