For the first time ever we’re selling something! Now on our bandcamp is a collection of our interactions with one of our favorite characters, Arthur Truckee. Previously only available for people who pledged to a radio station five years ago, this 6-track album is now available for one lousy stinking dollar. That’s it! If you want to sample one of the tracks before committing 100 pennies to it, you may do so below.
Our Scharpling & Wurster love is on full display on this thing and we think that’s great. Enjoy!
As you may have heard at the end of Episode 292, The Mascot Wedding Show is ending at episode 300. Yes, we know that’s right around the corner. Yes, we know it’ll be here before we know it. It’s okay to cry, my sweet boy or girl. Let it out now.
For those who are just hearing this news for the first time, here is the shortened version: David is leaving Austin soon and, rather than try to keep MWS going as some sort of cringeworthy Skype/Dropbox frankenpodcast across a couple of time zones, we figured 300 episodes was as good a time as any to call it a day. It was an easy decision given the circumstances, but by no means was this our favorite decision. We have always enjoyed doing this show, and our recent rebirth as a podcast has been a lot of fun. But these things happen, you know?
That said, we don’t want to mope around and treat this like a sad occasion. Your radio lions want to go out with a bang. As of this writing, we are eight episodes away from 300. We’re already planning some super-fun stuff for the home stretch, and we’re excited for you to hear them. That’s the thing, though. We want people to hear them. A lot of people. We want to go out on top, which means we would like to go out with more listeners than we’ve ever had before. Here’s how you can help with that:
- Subscribe to the show on iTunes
- Leave us a positive review on iTunes. The iTunes algorithm likes that sort of thing, and so do we. If we like your review, we’ll read it on the air.
- Help us spread the word. Tell your friends about the show. Link to our Facebook or Twitter.
- Listen to the archives, either through iTunes or right here at mascotwedding.com. There’s enough comedy here to get you through dozens of road trips.
Most importantly, we want you to enjoy our final episodes. We’re honored to have been part of your listening habits for the past eight(?!) years. Consider these final episodes our way of saying thanks.
Just thought you should know that Bird Drugs, the debut album from Mascot Wedding’s own Mac Blake is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and the Sure Thing Records online store. MWS listeners should definitely check out the bonus track as your other podcast lion, David Jara makes an appearance. Get a preview of the album below.
If you’ve ever wondered what a live-action TOY STORY would look like if all of the toys were replaced by sun-damaged G.I. Joes, look no further than PREDATOR. Known internationally as MUSCLES: THE MOVIE, PREDATOR is about a group of sweaty men and their quest to defeat a giant alien lizard monkey, before it defeats them. And who better to make fun of this movie than a couple of guys who know a thing or two about being sweaty and terrified – Mac and David!
Mac and David are back together with Master Pancake Theater to take on PREDATOR, one of the most bullet-heavy movies of the 80s. Starring former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former governor Jesse “The Body” Ventura, and a whole host of future former governors, this movie is sure to answer the question: Holloywood’s cocaine problem in the 80s resulted in a lot of terrible decisions, right?
Master Pancake (with Mac and David) will be mocking PREDATOR Fridays and Saturdays, September 19th through October 11th. You can buy tickets here for each weekend’s shows as they’re made available. Stop pushing pencils and GET TO THE CHOPPER! (Assuming a chopper is where you keep your computer and credit card, for purchasing movie tickets online.)
Programming note: Mac will not be at the 9/26 and 9/27 shows, because he will be in Denver.
One of our absolute favorite times of the year is upon us, the Austin Sketch Festival! This year, Mascot Wedding will be all over ASF with three shows including a LIVE MWS Podcast Recording. Since this is Austin Sketch Festival, we’re emphasizing the Show part of our name with a whole bunch of surprises. The ASF line-up is packed this year with headliners Superego featuring Paul F. Tompkins, plus Ennis & Kaye (with Mr. Show alum John Ennis), Your Terrific Neighbors and more groups from Austin, NYC, LA, Portland, and Chicago.
STAG! w/ There’s Waldo and Danny Palumbo
8pm Thursday May 23 at the SpiderHouse Ballroom
The Mascot Wedding Show LIVE Podcast Recording
6pm Friday May 24 at the SpiderHouse Ballroom
FREE show. Save your cash for the bar.
The Hustle Show w/ Rabbit Rabbit
7pm Saturday May 25 at the SpiderHouse Ballroom
You can also catch MW’s Mac Blake performing with Master Pancake Theater in a special ASF edition Thursday night.
The Mascot Wedding Show is going off the air.
This decision is not what we wanted, but that’s the way it goes and we bear no ill will toward KOOP. Our last broadcast is April 27th, which means that – as of this writing – you have two more opportunities to catch us on the radio (6-7pm on 91.7 FM in Austin or streaming live at koop.org). We’re looking forward to making full use of this time and enjoying our final shows. We hope you tune in.
As for the future of the program, we’re still figuring that out. We do know we’re doing a live MWS on Friday May 24th at the Spiderhouse Ballroom as part of Austin Sketch Fest (time tbd). Beyond that, we got options and factors to consider – but we’ll let you know. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for any updates or news about our various night jobs and side gigs. I mean, you do know about STAG, right? Or the stuff we do at ColdTowne? Or Mac’s stand-up? Or Master Pancake? Guys, trust us. If you ever need a Mac or David fix, it won’t be hard to get.
Thank you for your support and generosity for the past five-plus years and the past 250-plus episodes. We look forward to seeing what the future holds.
PS – Folks waiting on podcasts or pledge drive premiums – no worries, they’re still coming.
First, the bad news: There will be no Mascot Wedding radio show this weekend.
Now, the good news: You’ll still have opportunities to spend time with Mac and David this Saturday… and Monday??
This Saturday is the final night of Mac and David sitting in with Master Pancake for its run of ROAD HOUSE shows at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz. If you haven’t seen this show yet, hoo boy, you’re missing out on a very fun show. This movie has everything – oily men, feathered mullets, and rock-hard 80s boobs. And then you’re gonna throw Master Pancake’s quality mocking skills on top of that? Brother, how can that lose? Two shows Saturday at 7pm and 10pm. Tickets available here.
And then, this coming Monday, Mac and David are back together with Master Pancake for a very special secret show at the Alamo Drafthouse Village. How secret? So secret that we can’t even tell you what it is! All we can tell you is that it features child stars, a powerful glove, and all 97 games. One night only, one showing only – Monday at 7pm at Alamo Village – and only three bucks! Plus, special guest mocker David McQuary! Tickets on sale here.
Do you hear that? The sound of a man’s throat being ripped out in the moonlight waters of Missouri? That’s ROAD HOUSE, baby. Mascot Wedding is once again joining up with Master Pancake Theater to mock the Patrick Swayze classic, Road House. Road House is the story of Dalton (Swayze), the best damn Cooler in the business. If you don’t know what a Cooler is, it’s middle management at a bar. But when Dalton accepts the job of cleaning up shitty blues-rock bar, the Double Deuce, will he — fucking who gives a shit — it’s Road House, man! It’s a logic-defying, late 80s, action movie destined to run on cable TV long after our deaths.
Our first shows were actually last weekend (wewps), but you’ll have plenty more chances to catch John Erler, David, and Mac make fun of one of the most awfulsome movies ever.
Bad news though, there will be no MWS this Saturday due to Road Housin’.
All shows at the downtown Alamo Drafthouse Ritz. Nov 16, 17, 24, and Dec 8. Two shows each night. Tickets and times right here.
Light some toilet paper on fire and shiv your celly, because Mascot Wedding’s first show of KOOP’s Fall Membership Drive 2K12 is gonna jump off in less than an hour!
You can find out about all the KOOP premium donation here, but here’s a rundown of our thank you gifts.
-For everyone who pledges, you get two passes to Cap City Comedy club. Thanks Cap City!
-For everyone that pledges $35 or more, you get Mac and David dueling Chip Clips and a Bad Boys sticker (pictured above).
-We’ll also be giving away two all-fest passes to the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival during the show. Yowzers.
More important than thank you gifts, is the gift you can give KOOP Radio. Help us stay on the air by supporting all-volunteer, community, as Austin as it gets radio. Plus we get to thank you on air like the radio BOSS you are. 472 5667 is the number you need to call during the show. Or you can pledge online at KOOP.org. See ya in an hour
Five years ago Mascot Wedding had its first collaboration with Master Pancake Theater. Over 100 shows later, John Erler, Joe Parsons, David, and Mac have reteamed to make fun of the sword and sorcery sex-epic that started it all, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1982 Conan the Barbarian. All of last week’s shows sold the eff out, so buying your tickets early is a really smart idea. Two shows Friday, two Saturday and that’s it.
As for the show itself? C’mon, it’s Ahnuldt chopping up, sleeping with, and yelling at everything that crosses his path. Seriously, this movie has like 9 beheadings, 4 sex scenes, and one future governor. It’s great! The only downside is that there will not be a Mascot Wedding Show on KOOP this Saturday.