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.
Two news bits.
1. Master Pancake Theater will be taking their show on the road this week for a one night only performance of Conan the Barbarian at the Mason Park Drafthouse in Katy, TX. Join Master Pancake Theater and guests David and Mac as they make fun of Ahnuldt’s break out role. Tix and more information on the Mason Park Drafthouse site.
2. Also, Mac’s comic strip Bill and Erik is now being featured on ThatOtherPaper.com. Stop by every Monday for a re-polished comic from the Bill and Erik archives.
I’ve got to stop using words like “final.” Since our last “final” show of Conan we’ve had another show and now we’re scheduled for one more this Friday and another at the Houston Drafthouse (technically Katy, TX) on September 13th. The shows themselves have been great. Each show has sold out and each has its own little unique moments. Different jokes work on different nights and some jokes never work yet I keep using them. During the last one, half a row of people got up and left when they realized we were going to be making jokes over the movie. I guess they really wanted to go to a midnight screening of a movie they could easily rent. On the plus side, they left their entire pitcher of beer, which sound maestro Duggles swiped and brought over to us. That’s a win.
Did I mention that the print we have sucks? Everything is red. It’s like watching a normal movie when I’m having a rage out. Jara’s taken a whole bunch of photos that I’m sure he’ll post sooner or later. In the meantime I’ll try and get some other stuff on here, so you don’t think this is just a Conan the Barbarian blog.
I just googled “blogbarian” and got 182 hits. I’m going to show up for the next show (this Friday) in an Aquaman costume just for the hell of it. You heard it here first.
Well folks, all five Conan shows sold the fuck out so the Drafthouse has called us back for an encore. Our last show is this Saturday night, so all you workaday peeps (like myself) won’t have to be hungover at work the next day. Flyer and promo:
No, that’s not a math equation made up entirely of Japanese band names. Mascot Wedding’s own Mac Blake and David Jara will be teaming with the movie heckling comedy phenomenon Master Pancake Theater (John Erler and Joe Parsons) to skewer Conan the Barbarian.
The first show is this Wednesday, July 11th at the South Lamar Drafthouse. This is the first time Master Pancake has stepped to the mic as a foursome so you’re going to want to get front row seats to the clusterfuck. Here’s the official Drafthouse thingee:
MASTER PANCAKE THEATER returns to the Alamo screens this month with perhaps the ultimate summer movie of all time – CONAN THE BARBARIAN. Now, I know, CONAN might not have as many explosions as other movies. And there aren’t giant robots, either (but can you imagine how awesome it would be if Conan did fight a Transformer?). I stand by the claim of CONAN as an ultimate movie of the summer, though, because no one in the movie bothers with those pesky “shirts” that we’re all burdened with whenever we aren’t at Barton Springs.
Of course, a lack of clothing isn’t the only requirement when you’re cooking up an ultimate summer movie; you also need plenty of quotable lines. And 25 years ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger said one of the greatest lines of movie history:
“Top 3 things in life: To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.”
Ahhhh. What more can you want? Oh! How about if this month’s rotating cast member to join John and Joe was actually TWO cast members? And what if they’re Mac Blake and David Jara, all around funnymen and award-winning filmmaker duo responsible for the number one BLANKS ON A BLANK film, RACCOONS ON A SPACE SHUTTLE?
MASTER PANCAKE will be rotating between the Village and South Lamar every Wednesday during the interim while we await the construction to finish at the Ritz, starting July 11. Don’t miss it!
So come on out and laff along as we watch the future governor of California punch a camel, fight hippies, and bed every lady in a three mile radius. See ya there chochachos.
Alamo South Lamar: Wednesday, July 11th 9:45 and Wednesday, July 25th 9:45
Alamo Village: Wednesday, July 18th 9:45 and Wednesday, August 1st 9:45
For advance tickets visit www.originalalamo.com