Moontower is in full swing and it is every bit the comedy camp that you’ve heard people say it is. We’ll have a full follow up after the festival ends, but so far, some highlights: have been seeing Maria Bamford bring down the house at the Paramount Theater with a seriously strong opening line up of Erin Foley who killed and Jackie Kashian who absolutely destroyed. We got to see Martha Kelly, who you know and love on FX’s Baskets — amazing– and we had so much fun at watching Ian Abramson’s 7 Minutes in Purgatory where comics like ‘ and Langston Kerman be charming, hilarious and so much fun, performing from a secret location via live video, where they could not hear or see the audience. Canadian favorite Debra DiGiovanni made a huge impression on everyone at Ari Shaffir’s This is Not Happening, looking forward to seeing more of her this weekend, and Goddamn Comedy Jam was a full on party with Dan Soder, Ari Shaffir and Brad Williams seen moshing for Big Jay. Speaking of Big Jay and Dan Soder, we caught a taping of the Bonfire today, and got to see the guys go full cowboy in hats, and shirts, coming out on stage to Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy. They welcomed guests Ari Shaffir, Joe DeRosa and
Of course Moontower is well known for being a bit of comedy camp for comics too who get to see their friends shows, and enjoy the local culture. Ari Shaffir went kayaking while Soder and Oakerson were shopping for hats and such, and everyones got a show they can’t wait to go see. Amy Hawthorne talked with 7 of the best comedians here at Moontower and asked them who they want to see. So if you’re in Austin and undecided about who and what to check out, this might help you make some choices. And there’s also our picks of the 10 Must See Shows at Moontower, of course.