Comedy 101 is going on the road! We are heading to the Moontower Comedy Festival to see if Austin’s open mic crowd has what it takes to go face to face with our panel of “mentors”! Five open mic’ers, two amazing hosts, and a panel of pros ready to kill.
Get ready Austin, Texas, because we’re coming for your Open Micers!
All of us here at The Interrobang are thrilled to announce that the next installment of our Comedy 101: Tell a Joke or Be a Joke series will be taking place at this year’s Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival and we can’t wait! To celebrate, over the next three weeks we’ll be releasing all our prior Comedy 101 shows on iTunes! The first one, performed at the Bennington 2015 Thanksgiving Show is up now!
Comedy 101 is what happens when an open mic crashes into a roast. Five rookies who have only performed at open mic shows take to the stage, most of them for the very first time in front of a real audience, and they have to try to make the crowd and our panel of “mentors” laugh. They have to work fast, though, because our mentors have bells in front of them and they are ready to ring in, stop the set, and absolutely eviscerate the open mic’ers (and each other).
So if you can’t tell a joke, you will be the joke.
The show is hosted by SiriusXM’s brilliantly funny Ron Bennington and Gail Bennington, and the results are brutally funny. And we mean brutal because the mentors are chosen from the quickest and the funniest headliners, with a reputation for showing no mercy. No one is spared.
Being torn apart by New York’s finest is a rite of passage in New York comedy, but can Austin measure up? We think they can.
Comedy 101 will be at the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival on Thursday, April 20th at Antone’s on 5th Street.
The panel of veteran judges will be announced as the date gets closer.
Comedy 101 has performed for sold out crowds at some of the best venues in New York City including The Stand, the Village Underground and the Hard Rock Cafe. Previous events have been judged by New York City favorites Robert Kelly, Rich Vos, Bonnie McFarlane, Dan Soder, Big Jay Oakerson, Kurt Metzger, Joe List, Luis J. Gomez, Sal Vulcano, Anthony Cumia, Pat Dixon, Shuli Egar, and East Side Dave McDonald.
Do not miss the chance to see what happens when masters of the roast are given free license to interrupt and critique the young guns just getting started.
Fill out the below form if you’d like to be our guest at Comedy 101, or go to Moontower’s official website and get all badged up for access to Comedy 101, Unmasked with Ron Bennington and the entire incredible Moontower slate (more on that later this week)!
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