With so much going on in Austin this week for the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, it’s impossible to catch every single thing happening on stages across the city. CultureMap’s comedy correspondents will be recapping the fest daily, highlighting their favorite acts, unforgettable moments and more.
And with that in mind, it's worth considering just how impressive all of this was. I mean, this is year one of the festival — a pilot program, for all intents and purposes. The first Austin City Limits Festival was even more humble in its scope (Aziz Ansari, Steven Wright, Seth Myers et al are bigger names in comedy than Ryan Adams and Wilco were in music circa 2002), and look what that thing's blown up to. If that's anything close to the trajectory that Moontower takes as it develops in future years, then anyone who was out and about the past five days has scored themselves some nice bragging rights.
James Adomian riffing as Jesse "The Body" Ventura: