Laugh Out Loud

Comedy legends overtake Austin during the funniest weekend of the year

Comedy legends overtake Austin during the funniest weekend of the year

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Princess cover band Maya Rudolph Gretchen Lieberum
Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum perform as Princess. Photo by Rustin Gudim
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Princess cover band Maya Rudolph Gretchen Lieberum
The show was a fitting tribute for the late icon. Photo by Rustin Gudim
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 David Cross
David Cross gets political. Photo by Mandy Lea Photo
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Dump Trump Donald Trump Anthony Atamanuik
As does Anthony Atamanuik as Donald Trump. Photo by Mandy Lea Photo
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Martin Short
Martin Short's nostalgic performance. Photo by Mandy Lea Photo
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Anjelah Johnson Bon Qui Qui
Anjelah Johnson returns as Bon Qui Qui. Photo by Mandy Lea Photo
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Maria Bamford
Maria Bamford, a festival favorite, returns to Moontower. Photo by Mandy Lea Photo
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Janeane Garofalo
Comedy staple Janeane Garofalo. Photo by Mandy Lea Photo
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Jimmy Carr
Jimmy Carr swung by Moontower on his Funny Business tour. Photo by Mandy Lea Photo
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Kevin Smith
In addition to a stand-up performance, Kevin Smith recorded a "Jay and Silent Bob Get Old" podcast. Photo by Rustin Gudim
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Jessica Williams
Many will recognize Jessica Williams as a correspondent on The Daily Show. Photo by Rustin Gudim
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Piff the Magic Dragon John van der Put
Piff the Magic Dragon and sidekick Mr. Piffles. Photo by Mandy Lea Photo
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Princess cover band Maya Rudolph Gretchen Lieberum
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Princess cover band Maya Rudolph Gretchen Lieberum
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 David Cross
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Dump Trump Donald Trump Anthony Atamanuik
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Martin Short
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Anjelah Johnson Bon Qui Qui
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Maria Bamford
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Janeane Garofalo
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Jimmy Carr
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Kevin Smith
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Jessica Williams
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival 2016 Piff the Magic Dragon John van der Put

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest once again outdid itself with a weekend of hilarious good times. From April 20 to 23, legendary comedians took over Austin for four days of stand-up, sketch, improv, and musical comedy.

The most timely, yet bittersweet, performance came courtesy of Princess, a Prince cover band featuring Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph and singer-songwriter Gretchen Lieberum. Just two days after Prince's tragic death, Austinites packed Paramount Theatre for an epic tribute to the icon.

Another stand-out set was David Cross' politically-charged special "Making America Great Again!," which filmed in Austin during the fest. The current political atmosphere also was nailed by Anthony Atamanuik's satirical portrayal of Donald Trump.

Comedy legend Martin Short returned to the stage with a nostalgic performance, complete with a sombrero-filled salute to ¡Three Amigos! Other big names that rocked the festival included Maria Bamford, Kevin Smith, Anjelah Johnson, Mike MacRae, Jessica Williams, Piff the Magic Dragon, Jimmy Carr, and Janeane Garofalo.

See more top moments in the slideshow above.