The Moontower Comedy Festival will return in September

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The Moontower Comedy Festival is set to return to downtown Austin in September. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Moontower Comedy Festival is set to return to downtown Austin in September. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Moontower Comedy Festival will hold its 10th annual event Sept. 22-25. The four-day event marks a return to form after 2020's festival was rescheduled across three weekends in spring of this year.

Produced by the Paramount Theatre and sponsored by Cap City Comedy Club, more than 100 comics will perform at the festival. The first round of the lineup was announced June 10, with acts including Margaret Cho, Dave Attell, Leanne Morgan and Bob the Drag Queen. Live podcast and broadcast shows associated with the festival have also been announced, including SiriusXM’s "The Bonfire" with Dan Soder and Big Jay Oakerson, and "The Endless Honeymoon" with Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher. More names will be announced in the coming months.


Headliners will perform at the Paramount and Stateside theatres, with other performances at other venues around downtown.

Tickets are on sale now at www.moontowercomedyfest.com with prices starting at $99.
By Olivia Aldridge

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.