On location during Austin Sketch Fest, we catch up with Brett Davis from New York as he prepares to premiere his Special Without Brett Davis during the festival. We learn what this Andy Kaufman Award winner is motivated by and how he experiments through character work.
Joey Zimmerman returns to sit down with Valerie Lopez to discuss his self-published EP Chillin with Friends, how he's branched out to explore new forms of comedy and story telling and to assure us that everything is going to be wonderful. Well, you know...
We caught up with Andrew Dismukes as he returns to Austin to headline Cap City Comedy Club. He is just finishing his first season as a writer for Saturday Night Live. We talk about his beginnings in comedy and his lightning-fast rise to his dream job.
We conclude our series of 2018 Moontower interviews on location in downtown Austin. Valerie Lopez sits down with the legendary Andy Kindler. Andy is a statesman of the industry, and he openly shares his thoughts on comedy, twitter battles, mental health, and therapy. You MUST follow Andy on Twitter @andykindler if you want a full comedy experience.
On location at the 2018 Moontower in downtown Austin, Valerie Lopez sits down with the legendary Scott Thompson of Kids In The Hall. Having a celebrated stage, TV and movie career, Scott shares how he has grown and learned to accept and celebrate himself. Be sure to catch his Après Le Déluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues if it comes to a city near you.
In the next 2018 Moontower Comedy series episode, Valerie Lopez meets up with old friend Tom Thakkar to talk about how his name and his life have changed since his last visit through Austin. Catch him on YouUpXM w/ NikkiGlaser every week!
On location at 2018 Moontower in downtown Austin, Valerie Lopez sits down with MTV's Girl Code alum, Jessimae Peluso. Don't let the TV credits fool you, Jessimae is as down to earth as they come. She talks about her start in comedy and how she keeps her focus on being the best that she can be. And trust us, she knocked it out of the ballpark as the "darling" of the Moontower festival.
In a special two-part episode, Richard Goodwin pins down Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood to talk about improv, Whose Line is it Anyway, and their current nationwide tour, Scared Scriptless. More info at colinandbradshow.com.
This week Lara sits down with Sacramento-based comedian and actor Mike E. Winfield to discuss how his comedy has evolved, how he is developing as an actor, and how the two intermingle so well. He has film, Pimp, debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival and is nominated for a Daytime Emmy for a guest role in Conversations in LA.
With 2 weeks until Moontower Comedy , we're thrilled to share our chat with Lietza Brass, who had a vision 7 years ago to bring the best possible comedy festival to Austin. Hear her background and who she's excited to bring to this year's festival.
On location at 2018 SXSW in downtown Austin, Valerie Lopez and Lara Smith sit down with Stuart Goldsmith. The British comedian brought his standup as well as his interviewing prowess to record several episodes of his Comedian's Comedian podcast which takes a deep dive into a comic's life and well-being.
On location at 2018 SXSW in downtown Austin, Valerie Lopez sits down with the dynamic duo of Dave Hill and Phil Costello, who together perform as Witch Taint (and on several other musical collaborations). They talk about the longevity of their friendship and how their rapport has made their musical, TV and Witch Taint collaborations a natural fit.
On location at Austin's Cosmic Beer Garden, Valerie Lopez nabs musician and improv performer Arielle Laguette to learn how her dual passions complement each other, and the best way to perform Shakespeare.
Brett VerVoort shares with Valerie Lopez what has helped her create a buzz since arriving in Austin, performing standup, improv, and co-hosting the Leading the Blind podcast. She also sprinkles in many fistfuls of life advice we can all benefit from.
This Valentine's Day, Lara Smith catches up with @MikeMacRaeMike, man of many voices and even more insights. He's coming up at Moontower Comedy 2018 and you don't want to miss his appearance (or this interview)!
This week Valerie Lopez grabs Austin comedian & actor Nathan Ehrmann to learn how you can always find the funny, and why fresh starts in 2018 will provide more opportunities (a lesson we can all learn from).