Few funnymen these days are considered anywhere near the level of comedic brilliance established by the late, great George Carlin, but if there’s one contender who could eventually reach it, that person would be Louis C.K. The dark but startlingly accessible comedy actor/writer/director/producer has received more Emmy nods than anyone can shake a stick at — not that he seems to care about his own hype, though, nor is he trying to cash in on it. “This year,” he declares through his website, “I’m trying something new, building on the fun, success and fan-benefit of selling my content online… I’ve cut the ticket charges way down and absorbed them into the ticket price. To buy a ticket, you join NOTHING. Just use your credit card and buy the damn thing.” Know what? We just might. Louis graces the Moody Theater’s ACL Live Stage December 13 and 14 with three performances.
Louis C.K. live at the Moody Theater, 310 West 2nd Street
Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:30 pm
Friday, December 14, 2012 at 6:30 and 10:30 pm
Buy tickets here for $45 apiece
Blues legend Buddy Guy takes to the ACL Live Stage for his Moody Theater debut this Saturday, wielding his beloved Strat guitar and wowing the masses as only he can. Guy just celebrated his 75th birthday this summer and, true to form when it comes to jazz & blues musicians, only seems to get better with age. He’s known for chatting up his audiences and clowning around in his shows about as much as he plays, but frankly, given all the experiences the man’s had throughout his exemplary career, listening to him cut up onstage is half the fun anyway. Tickets run $19.50 to $39.50, and doors open at 6:30; The Michael Williams Band opens.
8 pm Saturday, September 3 at The ACL Live Stage inside The W Hotel
301 Willie Nelson Boulevard
Even though he’s been racking up Top Ten hits since the 1960′s, Carlos Santana is hardly slowing down. Having collaborated with countless international superstars in the world of music – perhaps most notably on the late-90′s hit “Smooth” with Matchbox 20 singer Rob Thomas, Santana’s appeal is broad and long-lasting. His September 14 appearance at the ACL Live Stage promises more of the same varied hits he’s been making for the past five decades, as well as new songs from his latest album, “Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time.” Michael Franti & Spearhead (the folks behind the 2009 song “Say Hey! I Love You”) open the show before Santana graces the stage.
Doors open at 6 pm; show starts at 7:30
Moody Theater, W Hotel, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd.
One of director Spike Lee’s “Original Kings of Comedy” will grace the stage of the new Moody Theater with his humor this weekend when Cedric “the Entertainer” rolls into town. The actor has more than 40 film credits to his name, as well as 4 NAACP Image Awards for his work on the big and small screens. You can let him… well, entertain you… this Friday night in his one-time-only Austin City Limits Live show, in the heart of the W hotel downtown.
Friday, July 8; Doors open 6:30 pm; Show starts 8 pm
The Moody Theater, W Austin, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd in the 2nd Street district
Tickets $59.50 to $85