Just in case you were looking for an excuse to head back to Austin, from April 24-27, the Texas capital will be hosting some of the biggest names in comedy at the IFC-sponsored Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival. In its second year, the comedy celebration in true Texas style, the festival is bigger, better and funnier, featuring close to 100 big-name national comics including Marc Maron and Comedy Bang! Bang! star Reggie Watts along with Jim Gaffigan, Anthony Jeselnick, Bill Burr, Todd Barry, Michael Ian Black, Judah Friedlander, Maria Bamford and SNL stars Bill Hader and Dana Carvey. The big names of comedy are performing alongside up-and-coming comics and local Texas comedians like Matt Bearden, Ryan Cownie and Kath Barbadoro and the winner of this year’s Funniest Person in Austin Contest, Ramin Nazer. The festival features comedy of every ilk and genre including stand-up, improv, sketch and even musical comedy.
Before the premiere of comedian and podcast host Marc Maron new series, “Maron,” which debuts on Friday May 3 at 10/9c, Marc will be appearing at four different events at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest. First, he’ll be doing standup as part of his “Out of the Garage” tour on 4/25 at Stateside at the Paramount. Then he’s heading “Four Eyes” with other glasses-wearing comedians Andy Kindler, The Lucas Brothers, and Dom “Father Guido Sarducci” Irera for a conversation about how four eyes are better than two (we’re guessing) on 4/25 at The Parish. Then the lucky Moontower Fest audience will get an advance screening of “Maron” on 4/26 at Stateside at the Paramount with a Q&A with Marc afterwards. . And finally, Maron will be doing a live taping of his WTF podcast on 4/26 at Stateside at the Paramount with guests Bill Burr, Jim Norton, Dom Irrera, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Ian Black, Maria Bamford, Todd Barry and more. All these events require a Moontower Fest badge to get in, but don’t worry, because @MaronIFC and watch for opportunities to win a Fan Badge.
“Maron” premieres on IFC on Friday, May 3 at 10/9c