2018 Moontower Festival Lineup: Tig Notaro, Tiffany Haddish, Nikki Glaser, David Cross, and More
The seventh annual Moontower Comedy Festival takes place in Austin in April, and today they revealed the full lineup of comedians slated to perform. The festival runs from Wednesday, April 18th through Saturday the 21st, and headliners include Tig Notaro, Tiffany Haddish, Weird Al Yankovic, Nikki Gl... [Read More]
Sexual Misconduct Allegations Have Put the Future of New Orleans and Austin’s New Movement Theaters in Doubt
With theaters and training centers in Austin and New Orleans, three comedy festivals under its name, and a published book about improv, The New Movement has been a swiftly rising comedy powerhouse in the South since it was founded by Chris Trew, Tami Nelson, and Brock LaBorde in 2009. When we profil... [Read More]
Fall Comedy Reads: A Look Back at the Firesign Theatre
Welcome to our Fall Comedy Reads series, where we take a closer look at some of the newly released comedy-related books worth checking out this month. The Firesign Theatre started in the late ‘60s by four men, Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, and Philip Proctor, who has co-w... [Read More]
Austin will host a Harvey Relief Benefit comedy show on Sept. 5, 2017
Austin’s Paramount Theatre has gathered some all-star comedians together to put on a big ol’ benefit fund-raiser to help out fellow Texans flooded and hurting from Hurricane Harvey. Ron White, Iliza Shlesinger, Chris D’Elia and more will perform on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at The Pa... [Read More]
Austin will host a Harvey Relief Benefit comedy show on Sept. 5, 2017
Austin’s Paramount Theatre has gathered some all-star comedians together to put on a big ol’ benefit fund-raiser to help out fellow Texans flooded and hurting from Hurricane Harvey. Ron White, Iliza Shlesinger, Chris D’Elia and more will perform on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at The Pa... [Read More]
Austin will host a Harvey Relief Benefit comedy show on Sept. 5, 2017
Austin’s Paramount Theatre has gathered some all-star comedians together to put on a big ol’ benefit fund-raiser to help out fellow Texans flooded and hurting from Hurricane Harvey. Ron White, Iliza Shlesinger, Chris D’Elia and more will perform on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at The Pa... [Read More]
Mike Myers: Auteur
People weren’t quite sure what to make of Mike Myers’ (alleged) hosting gig as Tommy Maitland on the new Gong Show. Why the makeup? Why the backstory? “The novelty of Maitland’s presence on The Gong Show, however, becomes tired quickly,” wrote Decider’s Jade ... [Read More]
Mike Myers: Auteur
People weren’t quite sure what to make of Mike Myers’ (alleged) hosting gig as Tommy Maitland on the new Gong Show. Why the makeup? Why the backstory? “The novelty of Maitland’s presence on The Gong Show, however, becomes tired quickly,” wrote Decider’s Jade ... [Read More]
Jon Daly Still Wants to Play Golf with John Daly
Last year, Adult Swim aired a golf special starring comedic actors Jon Daly and Adam Scott playing roles as their golf-world namesakes: John Daly and Adam Scott. Daly has been particularly interested in catching the attention of his golf alter-ego, going so far as to create JonDalyIsJohnDaly.com and... [Read More]
First impressions: New Faces of Comedy at Just For Laughs Montreal 2017
First things first: The best performances from Wednesday night’s debut New Faces showcases in Montreal came from Taylor Tomlinson, Martin Urbano, Preacher Lawson, Sam Jay and James Austin Johnson. Secondly: The early showcase Wednesday (Group 1) was otherwise solid from top to bottom, des... [Read More]