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 Get tickets.
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 Get tickets.
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’.
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.
Hey guys, KOOP is doing a special weekend of programming, which is pretty cool, so the Mascot Wedding Show will be off the air this Saturday. However, the awesome folks at ColdTowne Theater are letting us do a podcast recording in front of (drum roll) hopefully you. Plus, we’ll have some amazing guests Sean Patton (Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) and Josh Gondelman (Winner 2010 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival). Expect some hot talk, grousing, bits, and a busload of laffs. Come on out and be a part of The Mascot Wedding Show, “one of Austin’s best exports” (CultureMap Austin).
Doors at 5:45, recording at 6PM. Pay What You Want BYOB.
It snuck up on us, but this Saturday’s show is our 200th broadcast. To celebrate, we’re going to have a live studio audience during the show. If you’d like to be in the audience, send an email to mascotwedding(at)gmail(dot)com and we’ll hook you up (space allowing). Thanks!
“Why are the podcasts so backed up?” I know, I’m a monster. My problem with time management exists because I have a hard time saying no to fun projects. When Josh Krilov, the artistic director at ColdTowne Theater, offered Mascot Wedding a monthly live show to do whatever we wanted with, I had the hardest of times sayign no to that. You might say impossibly hard, because we said yes in a heartbeat. Maybe two or three. I’m not the fastest typist. For example, I started this paragraph three hours ago.
Guys, I’m super excited to tell you about The Hustle Show. The Hustle Show is a modern variety show, featuring sketch, stand-up, music, games, and more. Our pilot episode is this Thursday. If people like it, it will continue the second Thursday of every month. What have we got for you?
Stand-up from Kath Barbadoro!
A sketch from Hot Property!
A musical appearance from David Lee Hess and Cody Dearing!
An interview with a failed TV talk show host!
A performance by the Austin Police Department Drama Club!
A Christmas Carol featuring Andrew Rosas from Ghostward!
And mucho mas!
It’s going to be a great show. We have a murderer’s row of Austin comedy types in our cast. Katie Sicking, Michael Pedicano, Ashley Franks, David McQuary, Scott Raney, Courtney Sevener, and Jeff Whitaker. Hosted by David Jara and myself. All for the no excuses price of $5. Hope to see you there.
10PM Thursday, Dec 8 @ ColdTowne Theater $5 BYOB. Tix here.
A membership pledge gets you our Come and Make it shirt. And this week – the first two sustainer pledges gets you enrolled at a Level 1 improv or sketch class at ColdTowne Theater. Listen today at 6PM CST and call 512-472-KOOP or pledge online at koop.org. Thanks!