The Paramount Theatre


Join Austin Film Festival and Moontower Comedy Festival for a weekend of conversations with some of the best voices in comedy, where we’ll delve into the nitty gritty of comedy writing and how your standup can inform your craft as a writer and performer. We’re hosting three live tapings of Austin Film Festival’s award-winning On Story television series at the 2019 Moontower Comedy Festival on April 26 and April 27.

LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan says: “ON STORY is film school in a box, a lifetime’s worth of filmmaking knowledge squeezed into half hour packages.”

A Conversation with Dana Gould

From his five year stint as writer and co-executive producer for tv’s longest-running scripted series The Simpsons, to his role as creator and co-executive producer of the IFC horror-comedy Stan Against Evil, Dana Gould is no stranger to the world of tv comedy. Join us for a conversation on the ins and outs of writing for a scripted comedy series, and how to translate your skills as a comedian from the stage to the page.