Have you wondered when the renowned Austin Comedy Festival will return after the pandemic? Funny you should mention it.
The Moontower Comedy Festival hopes to make our dark times laugh from September 22 to 25. Since last year, the festival has pushed back the schedule several times (it usually takes place in the spring), although the organizers have presented a few stand-alone until concerts lately.
Here’s what you need to know.
Who is headlining the Moontower Comedy Festival?
The Paramount and Stateside theaters on Congress Avenue divided the top performers. Here’s what happens to each:
September 22: Aida Rodriguez (7 p.m. at the Stateside), live recording of the podcast “Your Mom’s House” (8 p.m. at Paramount), Sam Morril (9:30 p.m. at the Stateside)
September 23: Leanne Morgan (7 p.m. at Paramount), “Get On Your Knees” by Jacqueline Novak (7 p.m. at Stateside), Dave Attell (9:30 p.m. at Paramount), Maria Bamford (9:30 p.m. at Stateside), Sam Morril (11:30 a.m. )
September 24: Sal Vulcano (7 p.m. at Paramount), Maria Bamford (7 p.m. at Stateside), Margaret Cho (9:30 p.m. at Paramount), Brad Williams (9:30 p.m. at Stateside), Sam Morril (11:30 p.m. at Stateside), Bob the Drag Queen (midnight at Paramount)
September 25: Dudley & Bob with Matt Sideshow (4 p.m. at Paramount), Girls Gotta Eat (7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Paramount), Dan Soder (7 p.m. at Stateside), “Get On Your Knees” by Jacqueline Novak (9:30 p.m. at Stateside), Please do not destroy (11:30 p.m. in the United States)
Where are the Moontower Comedy Festival shows?
In addition to headlining shows at Paramount and Stateside theaters, Moontower will host shows at these satellite venues: Antone’s, the Creek and the Cave, the Green Jay, the Parish, Parker Jazz Club, Stubb’s, the Sunset Room, the Velv Comedy Lounge and the Venue ATX.
How do I get a badge for the Moontower Comedy Festival?
Badges are available in four levels: Satellite, Warrior, Nexus and Star, which range in price from $ 99 to $ 1,000, with varying levels of access to shows and festival equipment.
Single tickets are also available for some headlining and satellite shows.
What are the security protocols for the Moontower Comedy Festival?
Austin is still under the Stage 5 coronavirus risk-based guidelines. All festival attendees must show either full proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result taken within 48 hours of the event. . Proof of vaccination will be associated with an ID, and participants can present a physical card, photo of their card, or proof through a verified app like CLEAR Health Pass or Bindle.
Masks will be mandatory for customers inside all venues when they are not eating or drinking while seated.
Who else should I see at the Moontower Comedy Festival?
So glad you asked. Our top headliners to check out are Margaret Cho, Jacqueline Novak, and Bob the Drag Queen, but here are a few more review choices.
- Anna Drezen (23-25 Sep, various times and locations)
- Chris Cubas (9 p.m. September 24 at Velv)
- Daniel Webb (9:30 p.m. September 24 at Paramount, opening for Margaret Cho)
- “Doug Loves Movies” podcast with Doug Benson (7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Antone’s, 4:20 p.m.… cool… Sept. 25 at Creek and the Cave)
- Dulcé Sloan (Sept 22-25, various times and locations)
- Hannah Einbinder (Sep 23-25, various times and locations)
- James Adomian (Sep 22-24, various times and locations)
- Jessica Kirson (Sept 23-25, various times and locations)
- RB Butcher (23-24 Sept., various times and locations)
- Vanessa Gonzalez (9 p.m. Sept. 22 at Green Jay, 9 p.m. Sept. 24 at Velv, 9.45 p.m. Sept. 24 at Antone’s)
How can I find the full Moontower Comedy Festival program?
Go to austinheatre.org/moontower-comedy to see who’s performing where and when, as well as to purchase tickets to festival performances.