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Mascot Wedding catches a Predator w/ Master Pancake Theater

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.

Mascot Wedding Rises to Mock BATMAN FOREVER w/ Master Pancake

Hanging on to this box didn't pay for our student loans like we thought it would.
Hanging on to this box didn’t pay for our student loans like we thought it would.

BATMAN FOREVER is terrible. Like, “mutter to yourself about it in the car on the drive home” terrible. But, chances are, you still think about it, probably after watching one of the Christopher Nolan Batman movies. Surely BATMAN FOREVER isn’t that bad, you’ve probably said to yourself. Maybe I’ll watch it one more time, just to be sure. Well, if you’re going to watch BATMAN FOREVER for what we guarantee will be the last time, at least let it be with us.

Mac and David are joining forces with Master Pancake Theater once again, this time to take down this menace to Gotham. Not only have we cut out about 30 minutes, but we’ll be making jokes over what’s left, for what truly is the best possible way to see this movie. It still looks like a drag queen’s funeral, though, but there’s not much we can do about that.

Master Pancake (with Mac and David) will be mocking BATMAN FOREVER Fridays and Saturdays, March 28th through April 19th. You can buy tickets here for each weekend’s shows as they’re made available. The first weekend of shows have already sold quickly, so make sure you don’t miss out on this really fun show.

Celebrate your Independence from Annihilation

Looks like the aliens are Libertarian.
Looks like the aliens are Libertarian.

Independence from Annihilation? That doesn’t make sense does it. Blame Bill Pullman’s character President Jetfighter from the movie Independence Day. Hey, speaking of, did you know that Mac and David are once again teaming up with Master Pancake Theater‘s John Erler to verbally death-ray the 1996 big budget b-movie? Now you do. These shows are running this week only (true). Free admission with a powdered wig (not true). The first showing is Wednesday the 3rd, and all shows are the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, except a special Sunday show at the Alamo Village. Tickets and showtimes here.

The Hustle Show: Dads and Grads Edition


It’s June, which means only one thing: You’re trying to find the perfect gift for dads AND grads. Step away from that weird gift card kiosk at Walgreens and catch this month’s Hustle Show instead! Hell, you could even bring your favorite dad/grad and tell them this counts as their gift. What are they gonna do? Complain? You almost bought them an Outback Steakhouse gift card. They should be kissing your feet.

Enjoy all the fun stuff we’ve got planned for you, including:
– Stand-up from Danny Palumbo
– Twitter fun from an opportunistic monster
– Showdowns with reformed mobsters
– Confessions from doomed men
– The darque arts
– And more!

Thursday, June 13th, 10PM at ColdTowne Theater. Only $5. Sometimes shows sell out, sometimes they don’t. Buy advance tickets here to ensure entry.

Starring Jeff Whitaker, Courtney Sevener, Curtis Luciani, Ximena Estrada, Tre Fuentes, Scott Raney, and Sam Malcolm. Hosted by David Jara.

ATX Sketch Fest 2013: The Hustle Show, STAG, and a LIVE Mascot Wedding Show


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.

You can also catch MW’s Mac Blake performing with Master Pancake Theater in a special ASF edition Thursday night.

The Hustle Show: Your Summer Safe Place


Ah summer. That glorious time of year when Texas becomes hell on earth. Your only hope for survival is an air conditioned theater. So after you’ve watched Iron Man 3, come down to The Hustle Show‘s May edition. We’ll have brand new stand-up, sketch, games and more.

This month, find sanctuary in the hilarious embrace of:
-Stand-up from Brendan K. O’Grady (Sure Thing) and Chris Tellez (Shit’s Golden).
-The dark world of American-style family restaurants
-Sudden economic collapse
-The master of jungle cats
-And more assorted mayhem

It puts the sunscreen on its skin. Thursday, May 9th, 10PM at ColdTowne Theater. Only $5. Sometimes shows sell out, sometimes they don’t. Advance tickets here ensure entry.

Also, buried down here in paragraph three, this show will Mac’s last new Hustle Show. Come watch him try not to break character and start a Lou Gehrig speech every five minutes. GEEZ! Enough!

Starring Jeff Whitaker, Curtis Luciani, Ximena Estrada, Tre Fuentes, Arian Brumby, and Carlos La Rotta
Hosted by Mac Blake and David Jara.

The Hustle Show: “Oh! Hello!” A Show of One-Person Shows

We’re mixing up our format to bring you, “Oh! Hello!” an hour of just one-person shows. A co-presentation of AUSTIN SKETCH FEST, each piece has to begin with “Oh! Hello! I didn’t see you there!” and end with some life lessons. We also recruited special hilarious guests, the amazing Lance Gilstrap and the glorious sketch team Your Terrific Neighbors.

Here’s what we got:
“An Uncertain Evening with Werner Heisenberg, The Science Guy” by Curtis Luciani
“Cloven: The Seventh Circle Cycle.” By Braden Walker
“People: What a Mess!” by Courtney Hopkin
“Groove is in the Heart” by Sam Malcolm
“Body Slamming Your Demons with Sting (the wrestler)” by Mac Blake
“Brutal Danial’s Scream For Me” by Tre Fuentes
“Video Will” by Jeff Whitaker
“The Black Angel Weeps” by Lance Gilstrap
“Hangin’ with D.B. Cooper” by David Jara
And possibly more!

You’ll be trapped in a comedy theater of emotion! Thursday, April 11th, 10PM at ColdTowne Theater. Only $5. Sometimes shows sell out. Advance tickets here ensure entry.

The Hustle Show: Valentine’s Night Edition


Forget that swingers party you were going to, this Valentine’s day the sexy money is on The Hustle Show, as Austin’s best monthly comedy brings you a new hour (more or less) of awesome sketch, stand-up, games, and more. We’re putting on our romance pants for a Valentine’s Night show featuring:

-Stand-up from LA’s Dave Child (What’s Up Tiger Lilly, Bridgetown Comedy Festival) and Austin’s Duncan Carson (the Laugh Lounge, FunFunFun Fest)
-FREE Get it on sauce (boxed wine)
-Ripping on fish
-Dating games
-Dudes wanting more
-Ladies wanting more
-A sneak peak at World War 3
-And more assorted mayhem.

Put your keys in the bowl upon arrival. Thursday, Feb 14th, 10PM at ColdTowne Theater. Only $5. Sometimes shows sell out, sometimes they don’t. Advance tickets here ensure entry.

Starring Jeff Whitaker, Courtney Sevener, Ximena Estrada, Sam Malcolm, and Scott Raney.
Hosted by Mac Blake and David Jara.

The Hustle Show: Best of Some of the Best

This month, THE HUSTLE SHOW presents a collection of some of our best sketches. We didn’t consider all of our best sketches, just the some we knew you’d like. Look, do you think we’d post the honest face of one Mr. Eric Roberts if this wasn’t going to be a kick ass show? Of course we wouldn’t. It’s like Eric Roberts’s tattoo says, “Old Schoolin’. No Foolin’.”

This show you can expect:
-Stand-up from RALPH HARDESTY
-Haunted food trucks
-Presidential Eros
-The secrets of immortals
-Space basketball movie talk
And more assorted mayhem.

Kiss away our pain this Thursday 10PM at ColdTowne Theater. BYOB and only $5. Sometimes shows sell out, sometimes they don’t. Advance tickets here ensure entry.

Starring Jeff Whitaker, Curtis Luciani, Courtney Sevener, Tre Fuentes, Sam Malcolm, Scott Raney and Elizabeth Osterwisch.
Hosted by Mac Blake and David Jara.

The Hustle Show Christmas Tiger Laff-splosion


Thursday December 13 at 10pm, THE HUSTLE SHOW is celebrating our one-year anniversary with a vaguely Christmas themed show. We’re going to close out the year with a show good enough to give a Mayan a boner. Gross! Here’s what we got for you:
-Stand-up from JOE HAFKEY!
-A live PTA meeting!
-Soft drink cinema!
-References to Air Bud!
-Drunk secrets!
-and more sketch comedy, games, and assorted mayhem.

Be our Air Bro. Thursday 10PM at ColdTowne Theater. BYOB and only $5. Sometimes shows sell out, sometimes they don’t. Advance tickets here ensure entry.

Starring Jeff Whitaker, Curtis Luciani, Tre Fuentes, Sam Malcolm, Ximena Estrada, and Ashley Franks.
Hosted by Mac Blake and David Jara.