This year, two big comedy festivals are joining forces in Austin, Texas to create one super-sized comedy festival that is guaranteed to have something for everyone. Today, Moontower Just For Laughs Austin released their initial lineup of comics for the inaugural merged festival that is taking place from April 13th through the 24th in Austin, TX. And if this is only the first slate of comics, we can’t wait to see what else they have in store.
Comedians on the hill are Abby Roberge, Adrienne Iapalucci, Ali Macofsky, Andrew Murphy, Andy Haynes, Andy Kindler, Angelina Martin, Anthony DeVito, Ashley Sharma, Avery Moore, Big Jay Oakerson, Brandi Davis, Brett VerVoort, Brian Gaar, Carlton Wilcoxson, Carmen Lynch, Cat Cohen, Chris Cubas, Chris Redd, Christina P, Dan Soder, Daniel Van Kirk, Danny Goodwin, Deb DiGiovanni, Deon Cole, Donnell Rawlings, Dylan Sullivan, Elizabeth Spears, Emma Willmann, Emmy Blotnick, Erica Rhodes, Goddamn Comedy Jam, Grace Kuhlenschmidt, Guy Branum, Hannah Berner, Holly Hart, Hunter Duncan, Ian Edwards, Irene Tu, Ivan Decker, Jackie Kashian, James Austin Johnson, Janelle James, Jay Whitecotton, Jeremiah Watkins, Jessica Kirson, Jesus Trejo, Joe Mande, Josh Adam Meyers, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Kelsey Cook, Kurt Braunohler, Langston Kerman, Laurie Kilmartin, Maddy Smith, Marc Maron, Mark Normand, Matt Sadler, Michelle Buteau, Mike Macrae, Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero, Nathan Macintosh, Nick Saverino, Nicole Byer, Nikki Glaser, Not Another Dungeons & Dragons Podcast, Orlando Leyba, Pat Regan, Pat Sirois, Please Don’t Destroy, Rachel Feinstein, Rosebud Baker, Sasheer Zamata, Sawyer Stull, Scotty Landes, Sean Donnelly, Shapel Lacey, Solomon Georgio, Sophie Buddle, Taylor Dowdy, The Sklar Brothers, Trevor Wallace, Tyler Groce, Zac Brooks, and Zach Zucker.
Just like any other comedy festival, podcasts and live broadcasts will be aplenty. The first slate of podcasts are Andy Kindler’s Particular Show, Bananas with Kurt Braunohler and Scotty Landes, Cat Cohen & Friend, Celebrate! with Sean Donnelly, Disgusting Hawk with Jessica Kirson, Dumb People Town with The Sklar Brothers and Daniel Van Kirk, Endless Honeymoon with Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher, Find Your Beach with Rosebud Baker and Andy Haynes, Glow Show hosted by Joey Z, Jack Tucker Comedy Standup Hour, My Dad Isn’t Danny DeVito with Anthony DeVito, My Momma Told Me with Langston Kerman, Seek Treatment with Cat Cohen and Pat Regan, Soccer Comic Rant with Ian Edwards, Stamptown with Zach Zucker, Stand-up On the Spot with Jeremiah Watkins, Tag It! with The Sklar Brothers, The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers, The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder, The Jackie and Laurie Show with Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin, The Joke of Painting with Andrew Murphy and Avery Moore, The Worst with Big Jay Oakerson, and Why Won’t You Date Me? with Nicole Byer.
Just For Laughs’ New Faces has become a tradition every year in Montreal. And while Austin isn’t quite getting their own version of New Faces, they will get to see an audition showcase with all of this year’s hopefuls vying for a spot on the infamous list. If you’re looking to see some great new talent all in one place, this is where you want to be.
“Partnering with comedy titan Just For Laughs has opened doors to new and exciting opportunities,” says Lietza Brass, Moontower Just for Laughs Austin Festival Director. “Knowing where we are and what we have planned for future announcements leads me to believe that the 2022 Moontower JFL festival will be a cavalcade of comedy for fans and industry.”
“We’re excited to share that Moontower Just For Laughs Austin will be growing this year” says Bruce Hills, President of Just For Laughs. “Our programming team has been working tirelessly to curate an outstanding lineup of performers, and the names we’ve revealed today is just the beginning. We are so excited for what’s to come, and are looking forward to reuniting with all of our industry friends and comedy fans this April.”
Badges are on sale now here. We imagine information on individual tickets and additional comics will be released within the coming months.