Two of the biggest comedy festivals around today, Just For Laughs and Moontower Comedy Festival, are joining forces for an all new festival experience.
Moontower Just For Laughs Austin will take place in April 2022 in Austin, Texas. This will also be extending the Moontower festival, featuring more talent and now taking place over the course of 10 days instead of the standard 4. And this news is also following the November Just For Laughs festival taking place in Cancun.
“This is an amazing opportunity for two generational comedy organizations, respected by the comedy industry at large, to work together to create an amazing festival for fans and artists”, shares Charles Décarie, CEO of Just For Laughs Group. “Pairing Just For Laughs’ international success with Moontower’s devoted fans and attendees, we have a great foundation to build something extraordinary. We are so excited to grow this event and see what Moontower Just For Laughs Austin has in store for next Spring,” added Bruce Hills, President of Just For Laughs.
“We have long admired Just For Laughs, not just as the creator of a world-renowned festival, but for all they bring to our industry,” says Lietza Brass, Moontower Comedy Festival Co-Founder and Director. “In our early years we looked to the Montreal festival for inspiration as we modeled Moontower. We are beyond excited to partner with Just For Laughs because we know that, with our comedic powers combined, we are building something very special and enduring for Austin.”
More information on dates and comics will certainly follow in the coming months.