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2018 Moontower Festival Lineup: Tig Notaro, Tiffany Haddish, Nikki Glaser, […]
The seventh annual Moontower Comedy Festival takes place in Austin in April, and today they revealed the full lineup of comedians slated to […]
Sexual Misconduct Allegations Have Put the Future of New Orleans and […]
With theaters and training centers in Austin and New Orleans, three comedy festivals under its name, and a published book about improv, The New […]
Remembering Lashonda Lester, the Funniest Person in Austin
A wave of shock and grief swept through the Austin comedy scene yesterday as news spread that 2016’s Funniest Person in Austin winner […]
Bob Odenkirk, Dan Harmon, Michael Ian Black, and More Join SXSW Comedy’s […]
Austin’s SXSW festival returns next month from Friday, March 10th through Sunday the 19th, and today they revealed the initial SXSW Comedy […]
Patton Oswalt, Ali Wong, Colin Quinn, and More Join the 2017 Moontower […]
The sixth annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival takes place in Austin next year, and today they revealed the initial lineup of […]
9 Artists Who’ve Become Their Cities’ Unofficial Mayors
Famous townies — like Wayne Coyne, George R.R. Martin, and Erykah Badu — who’ve become local mascots.
Chris Hardwick, Todd Barry, Cameron Esposito, and More Join SXSW Comedy’s […]
Austin’s SXSW festival returns next month from Friday, March 11th through Sunday the 20th, and today they revealed the initial SXSW Comedy […]
James Adomian, Maria Bamford, Ron Funches, and More Join the 2016 […]
Austin’s fifth annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival is slated to take place in April 2016, and today they revealed an early look at the […]
The Next Wave 2015: The Top Up-and-Coming Comics Outside of NY and LA
Welcome to the second semi-annual edition of The Next Wave, Splitsider’s roundup of exciting new comic voices from around the country. Though […]
Building a Comedy Scene in Austin with Sure Thing
Popular Austin, Texas standup showcase, Sure Thing, packs the back-porch of the Austin Java coffeehouse every Saturday night, even in the […]
Check Out ‘The Daily Show’s New Texas-Themed Opening Titles
The Daily Show kicked off its week in Austin, Texas last night, and the show began with the above Western-inspired opening title sequence […]
Keeping Moontower Weird: Inside Austin’s Youngest Comedy Festival
I started my weekend by watching a grown man fit a fake vagina over a microphone. Let me explain. The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival in […]
crimes and misdemeanors
Tyler, the Creator Arrested in Austin
For inciting a riot.
‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Is Doing a Week of Shows in Austin for SXSW
Jimmy Kimmel is getting ready to host another week of his late night talk show from Austin, Texas. From March 10th to March 14th, Jimmy Kimmel […]
Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, and More Join Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest
Austin music and comedy festival Fun Fun Fun Fest just announced this year’s lineup. Jack Black and Kyle Gass’s band Tenacious D are […]
Friday Night Lights
’ Shooting Locations
Going to South by Southwest? Take a break at Coach Taylor’s house.
Jesse David Fox
Moontower Fest Disinvites Matt Braunger for Performing at Competing SXSW
There’s a rivalry brewing in Austin, Texas, between two spring comedy fests: The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival and South by […]
Dazed and Confused Passerby Keeps Austin Weird in Local News Gaffe
Everything’s weirder in Texas.
Vince Hannemann, the Junk King of Austin
And his Cathedral of Junk.
Fun Fun Fun Fest Has a Funny Funny Funny Comedy Line-Up
What a great trend it has been for music festivals to include comedians. Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, which this year runs from November 2-4, is […]
Jesse David Fox
What to Expect When Dave Chappelle Does a Surprise Show in Your Town
Following an abrupt departure from his wildly popular (and still widely quoted) sketch show, stand-up/actor Dave Chappelle has managed to […]
Splitsider’s Guide to Austin’s Comedy Scene
Though I was not born in Texas, and did not get here as fast as I could, and while much of what lies outside Austin City Limits is a mystery to […]
the princess bride
A Valentine’s Night “Princess Bride Quote-Along & Feast”?
… Actually, no, that’s quite conceivable.