The 2016 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival has just added a little Saturday Night Live spice into the mix. Among the other Moontower headliner recent additions of Janeane Garofalo, Jackie Kashian, Fahim Anwar, Ari Shaffir, Brendan Walsh are two current prolific SNL cast members, Leslie Jones and Colin Jost. They will bring the show Leslie Loves Colin to the Paramount Theatre April 22. Jones made a quick rise from SNL writer to featured cast member, and she recently made a hilarious appearance in Trainwreck. She also plays one of the lead roles in Paul Feig’s 2016 Ghostbusters reboot alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon. Colin Jost is perhaps most recognizable as co-anchor of SNL’s “Weekend Update.” But this award-winning writer and comedian has been writing at SNL since 2005.
Moontower comedy fans will also be treated to a highly anticipated performance from award-winning comedian, writer and television host Jimmy Carr. One of the Britain’s best-loved comedians and biggest selling live acts in UK comedy, Carr will bring his latest show, Jimmy Carr – Funny Business, to Stateside at the Paramount on April 22. His Netflix special of the same name is also set to be released April 1st of this year. These newly announced headliners join the 2016 Moontower lineup, which includes David Cross, Martin Short, Kevin Smith, Jim Norton, Maria Bamford, and Anjelah Johnson presents Bon Qui Qui’s Gold Plated Dreams Tour featuring Group 1 Crew.
Moontower Comedy Fest will also welcome back Janeane Garofalo after she recently starred alongside Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd in the Netflix eight-episode prequel to Wet Hot American Summer. Also performing are Fahim Anwar, who you might recognize from MTV2’s Guy Code and who will appear in upcoming film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot; hilarious stand-up comic Jackie Kashian, who also has her own podcast The Dork Forest; New York comedian Mark Normand (TBS’s Conan, Inside Amy Schumer); and Jeremiah Watkins (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Goddamn Comedy Jam).
This Is Not Happening hosted by Ari Shaffir will present riotous longform storytelling and tales of debauchery from stand-up comedians. Ian Abramson will bring his show Seven Minutes In Purgatory, which places a stand-up comedian alone in a room with soundproof headphones to perform their set without any audience feedback while the audience looks on from a live video feed. And Brendon Walsh and Randy Liedtke will return to the festival, bringing a live taping of their podcast, The Bone Zone. For a complete look at all comedians currently announced, visit the site.