The remainder of the lineup for the seventh year of the Moontower Comedy Festival has been revealed. The festival takes place April 18-21 in Austin, Texas.
Moontower, which has presented shows by comics from Patton Oswalt to Margaret Cho, is welcoming several new additions to the headliner lineup to round out what’s shaping up to be one of the festival’s biggest years to date, per their announcement. Tig Notaro, well known for her recently axed Amazon series One Mississippi, her Netflix documentary Tig and her HBO special Boyish Girl Interrupted, is now on the roster along with David Cross, well known for his role on Arrested Development, and Jo Koy, as seen on Netflix and Comedy Central.
Also recently added to the Stateside lineup is Nikki Glaser, stand-up comic and host of the new Sirius XM morning show You Up with Nikki Glaser. She has also appeared on Comedy Central’s @midnight, Inside Amy Schumer, The Roast of Rob Lowe and more. Also new to the Stateside headliner lineup is Houston-based Ali Siddiq, who employs an original style of stand-up that took shape while he was behind prison walls, and Shmanners, a podcast hosted by Travis and Teresa McElroy, in which the husband and wife duo will give Austin audiences a lesson in etiquette.
JUST ANNOUNCED! #Moontower2018 reveals full headliner lineup: @TigNotaro, @Jokoy, An Evening For @ComediansResist starring @davidcrosss & special guests, @NikkiGlaser, @Ali_Speaks, and @ShmannersCast! View the lineup and #BadgeUp here: https://t.co/iAlhD7inrOpic.twitter.com/lCidpLOUqd— Moontower Comedy (@MoontowerComedy) January 31, 2018
Every performer announced today joins the previously released comedy lineup, which includes headliners Tiffany Haddish, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Mike Birbiglia, Janeane Garofalo, Colin Quinn, Ryan Hamilton and Preacher Lawson. Among the hilarious group of comedians playing this year’s Moontower Satellite Venues are Kevin Barnett, Kurt Braunohler, SNL writers Sam Jay and Julio Torres, Jackie Kashian, Andy Kindler, Emily Heller, The Sklar Brothers, Jon Rudnitsky, Kurt Metzger, Tom Rhodes, Judah Friedlander and many more. For a full list of currently released performers, visit MoontowerComedyFest.com. See below for the performance dates and times for each of this year’s headliners. All performers are subject to change.
Check out the Moontower Comedy Festival trailer below, as well. Badges are available for purchase on the fest’s website.
2018 Moontower Comedy Festival Headliner Schedule
Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.: Jo Koy
Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m.: Tig Notaro
Thursday, April 19 at 9:30 p.m.: Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Friday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.: Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Friday, April 20 at 9:30 p.m.: An Evening for The Comedy Resistance Starring David Cross and Special Guests
Saturday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.: Tiffany Haddish
Saturday, April 21 at 9:30 p.m.: “Weird Al” Yankovic
Stateside at the Paramount
Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.: Shmanners podcast with Travis & Teresa McElroy
Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m.: Preacher Lawson
Thursday, April 19 at 9:30 p.m.: Janeane Garofalo
Friday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.: Ali Siddiq
Friday, April 20 at 9:30 p.m.: Nikki Glaser
Saturday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.: Ryan Hamilton
Saturday, April 21 at 9:30 p.m.: Colin Quinn