Comedy is tough, and it is even harder whenever you are put on the spot. We try to joke around as much as possible at the office, but there is always that moment whenever the cricket track starts to get louder (and louder). We’ll leave it to the pros at the New Movement Theater, the only improv theater tied to the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest. Because, let’s face it, our jokes just aren’t funny anymore.
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival (April 23-26) is going to be badass. Headliners like sketch comedy stars Kids in the Hall and numerous comedians (Mike Birbiglia, Hannibal Buress & Demetri Martin to name a few) will turn the Live Music Capital of the World into the Live Comedy Capital.
It only makes since that the New Movement Theater is adding some of the best improv along with the fest, so we wanted to tell you a few shows we’re looking forward to.
- Water Park + Girls Girls Girls 4/23: Do you like music? Do you like comedy? If you got to this point in the blog, we’re guessing you do. You’re in for a treat with Water Park. They’ve played UCB’s Del Close Marathon, Trill Comedy Festival and Hell Yes Fest, AND have written numerous comedic musicals. Austin’s own Girls Girls Girls adds their own musical puns, so you’ll be sure to tap your feet while you laugh your face off.
- Opposites + HMS Death 4/24: We are starting to think former UCB students are New Movement Theater’s best friends. HMS Death from LA’s comedy is deadly, where Opposites (from ATX) might murder each other because of their differences. This will be a great show to see, and hopefully its killer comedy won’t wind up on the news.
- Improv Workshop with Rich Talarico 4/26: Rich Talarico helps out Key and Peele, and he wants to help you out, too. Learn how to be funny, or at least learn how to try to be funny. His improv classes are a cool, rare thing to happen in Austin, so don’t miss out.
We’d list everything going on during Moontower, but we sort of already did that. Hey, we almost forgot, mostly everything going on at New Movement Theater is BYOB! Keep Austin odd, and keep up to date with everything going on during Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival via Do512.