Moontower Comedy Fest Announcement Round-up: Marc Maron's TV Premier and Comic Boom DebutsA tv news article
As part of a partnership between the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival and Independent Film Channel, the Paramount Theatre will host a special advance screening of IFC’s Maron on Friday, April 26 at 5:30 pm. Maron is a new, original IFC series starring comedian Marc Maron of the successful podcast "WTF with Marc Maron."
In addition to the event, Maron will be performing standup on Wednesday, April 24 at 9:45 pm and recording a live installment of his podcast Friday, April 26 at 9:45 pm. All events will take place at Stateside, next door to the Paramount Theatre.
Maron will also participate in a question-and-answer session following the screening. Maron is a scripted comedy series based on his life as a comedian and premieres Friday, May 3 at 10 pm. Starring alongside Maron are Academy Award nominee Judd Hirsch, Nora Zehetner, Josh Brener, and Andy Kindler.
Maron’s performances are a part of the second annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival. Over 90 comics will be in attendance at the festival performing stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy. The current lineup includes Maria Bamford, Michael Ian Black, Bill Burr, Dana Carvey, Judah Friedlander, Jim Gaffigan, Janene Garofalo, Bill Hader, Anthony Jeselnik, Kyle Kinane, Brian Posehn, and Amy Schumer.
The first collection of comedy showcases for the second annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival has also been announced. The festival, which runs from April 24 – 27, will feature showcases including Comic Boom, She Bang, The Texas Club, Four Eyes, The Dark Lords of Comedy, Stashbox, and The Bro Show.
Comic Boom, the most recently announced showcase, features a rotating cast, including comedians Michael Che (Late Show with David Letterman), Sean O’Connor (Conan), David Angelo (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Emily Heller (John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show), Dan St. Germain (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), and Mary Patterson (Homeo and Juliet).
Performance dates and times include April 24 and 25 at 8:15 pm (New York, New York), April 26 at 10 pm (Bethel Hall) and April 27 at 8 pm (also at Bethel Hall).
For more information about the festival, or to purchase a badge, visit moontowercomedyfestival.com. You can also find the festival's blog at www.comedymoontower.com and on Twitter @moontowercomedy.
- Ben Wachtel