This Friday at ColdTowne Theater, Mascot Wedding will be taking part in two different shows. Up first, MW’s sketch comedy team Stag Comedy will be opening for Midnight Society, as part of their new sketch show, Midnight Society Presents: Halloween Spooktacular IV: Midnight Gallery. Stag will be performing three brand new spooky sketches. Two killer groups on the same bill? Of course it’s gonna sell out. Doors at 8, show at 8:30. Tickets here.
Then later that night comes the Cage Match! David, Ximena, and myself will join up with Annette Cantu, Kate Bojanek, and Midnight Society’s Lance Gilstrap to form The Box Social, an improvised dating game loosely based on the 90s TV fiasco Studs. Show at 11:30. Tickets here.
You guys knows about Stag Comedy right? Of course you do. You know it’s the sketch comedy project from Mascot Wedding Productions and features the full MW crew along some super talented friends, including members of Master Pancake Theater. I know you check the stagcomedy.com or the Facebook or the twitter, so it’s probably super redundant to tell you that Stag Comedy’s all-new sketch revue Episode 4: The Sweaty Meringue will wrap up it’s two week run at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz tomorrow, Sunday July 10th at 7PM. The Sweaty Meringue is a mix of live and video sketches featuring tales of violent lawyers, street gangs, dino-ducks, helpful wrestlers, prophylactic icons, and more. Joining Stag Comedy on stage are the femme fatales of the sketch group Rattlesnake. The last show sold-out and this will be the final performance of the full show so the sooner you buy tickets the better.
See, you knew all that. I should just shut-up. See you tomorrow!
Mac Blake here. Do you want to see your the Mascot Wedding crew in person? Of course you do. I should shut-up with such a stupid question. Here’s what we’re going to be up to next month.
++Stag Comedy at Coldtowne Theater
We’re bringing our awesome Episode 3 show to Coldtowne Theater on Thursday nights. You’re going to have 3 chances to check it out this month. Seriously folks, this show gets better every time we do it. If you’ve already seen it, it’s worth $5 to see it in friendly + intimate confines of Coldtowne.
Feb 3, 10, 17 @ 10PM. Only $5!Tix+Info here.
++Master Pancake Theater: Robocop
Or Robot-Cop, as I call it. This is a show we’ve done only once two years ago. It went super great and we’ve been hoping to bring it back ever since. Wish granted!
Last two weekends in February, Fridays + Saturdays. Tix and times here.
++Stag Comedy @ Mi Casa es Su Teatro
Mi Casa es Su Teatro is a part of Frontera Fest where shows take place in people’s homes. Man, when is Austin ever gonna grow up and get a haircut, amirite? But seriously, this is gonna be a lot of fun. Expect a best-of show from the Stag Comedy crew.
Feb 5 3:45PM @ 6213 Boxcar Run. Tix are $3
The sketch-prov collaboration between David & Mac and Nick Ramirez & Lance Gilstrap of Midnight Society will be performing some all new sketch material as part of a larger show put on by Austin sketch team Turn of the Century Paris.
Details are (don’t say sketchy… don’t say sketchy) vague at the moment, but we do know the show is going to be February 12.
++Master Pancake Video Jukeboxx II
The movie-mocking formula of Master Pancake gets applied to a whole mess of music videos by a whole mess of comedians, including me + Jara.
Feb 2 10PM @Alamo Ritz DowntownTix here.
Hey everybody, here are your chances to see members of Mascot Wedding live in December so you can steal a lock of our hair for cloning purposes (yes, just like in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace).
++ Wednesday, Dec 1: Master Pancake Theater: Lord of the Rings. A benefit for KOOP radio! David and myself will be making fun of The Fellowship of the Ring alongside John Erler and Joe Parsons. All proceeds are going to our beloved KOOP Radio. Buy tickets he- wait, what? It’s already sold out? Then why mention it, unless I’m just a braggart? Ohhhhhh. 10 PM @ Alamo Ritz Downtown.
++Dec 3+4: Jonathan Pace w/ Chad Warren and Mac Blake. Come see me do some stand-up at the Velveeta Room. Jonathan Pace is your headliner, Chad Warren features, and I’ll be doing jokes right at the beginning while you’re getting your drink. Two shows each night, 9:30 and 11:30. Tix are $5 at the door.
++Dec 13: Hot Property @ the Monday Night Mash. December 13 is the birthday of Nick Ramirez from Midnight Society. So it’s a Nick-centric night of comedy at Coldtowne Theater. Lucky for us, David and myself get to work with the talented Mr. Ramirez and his partner Lance Gilstrap in the sketch-prov group Hot Property. 8:30 PM @ Coldtowne Theater w/ Midnight Society and Gang Bang. FREE show.
++Dec 18: Stag Comedy @ Salvage Vanguard Theater. Did you miss Stag Comedy’s last sold-out performance at the Alamo Ritz? I’m super mad at you but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume it’s because you were waiting to see us in a more intimate setting. Now’s your chance as Stag Comedy will be doing an encore performance of Episode 3 at SVT @ 5 PM. Tickets aren’t available yet, but when they are, expect a post here, on our Facebook page, and also probably on David’s twitter. The dude tweets.
If you’ve been wondering why things have been so quiet here, it’s because the Mascot Wedding crew has been working like coked-out bees to ready a new sketch comedy show. That’s right, STAG Comedy is back!
This is an official Mascot Wedding production and it’s gonna be bad-ass. This Sunday, November 14 at 7 PM, we’re going to unleash 21 new sketches, 10 video, 11 live. We’ve been pouring everything we’ve got into this. I feel like I shouldn’t have to sell this any more than that. It’s going to be fucking hilarious! You’re fucked if you don’t see it. Fucked.
Hey crew. Mac here. Everyone got their calendars out? Good. Here are some upcoming Mascot Wedding live events!
++This Wednesday, October 13: Master Pancake Video Jukebox. An all-star short attention span event. David and myself will be mocking music videos along with John Erler, Mary Jo Pehl, Martha Kelly, Gilstrap & Ramirez (more on them later), Scott Chester, Ben Bartley and others. 7 PM @ Alamo South Lamar. Tix here.
++This Saturday, October 16: KOOP’s War of the Weekend. David and myself will be hosting the Saturday line-up of this two-day event benefitting our beloved KOOP radio. Live bands, DJ sets by the Saturday KOOP DJs, and more of us than you can probably stand. 4 PM to Midnight @ Club Deville. Only $5 at the door. Flyer here.
++Monday, October 25: Hot Property @ the Monday Night Mash. Rescheduled
++Thursday, October 28: Mac hosts the Velveeta Room Open Mic. That’s me! I’ll be hosting this open mic from 9:30 to probably past midnight. I’m only going to do a short warm-up set at the beginning. The real reason I’m posting this is the hope that some of you take pity on me. I’ll be there for three hours probably. Come and say hi to me ferchrissakes! 9:30 @ the Velveeta Room (downtown).
++Sunday November 14: Stag Comedy. This is the big one. Trust me that you’ll be hearing more about this show as the date nears. This is an all new sketch comedy show from Mascot Wedding Productions. This is going to melt your face off. I swear it! The time isn’t set yet, but it’ll be at the Alamo Ritz Downtown. If you miss this you’ll hate yourself forever. For realzies, this show is gonna be epic.
Are you still kicking yourself for missing the last STAG! Comedy show? Are you looking for something fun to start your Memorial Day weekend? Are you a sucker for killing two birds with one stone? Well, have I got some news for you!
STAG! Comedy (featuring Mascot Wedding, as well as members of Master Pancake Theater and Comedy Sportz) will be performing Thursday, May 27th, as a part of Austin Sketch Fest. Curated by Lance Gilstrap (also a Master Pancake alum and member of the very funny Midnight Society), Austin Sketch Fest is a three day showcase of some great comedy featuring local and national sketch groups. Shows will take place at Coldtowne Theater, with additional shows taking place Saturday night at the United States Art Authority. This will be our first time performing at Coldtowne, so we’re really looking forward to the opportunity to put on a fun show at a great local venue.
For more information about Austin Sketch Fest, click here. For tickets to Thursday night’s show featuring STAG! Comedy (with Green Tuna and Turn of the Century Paris), click here.
Seating at Coldtowne Theater is very limited, so get your tickets while you can. And, if you can’t make it out to support STAG!, at least consider checking out the rest of Austin Sketch Fest. It’s a very cool event and Lance has been busting his ass to put it together.
Last Sunday, Stag Comedy (featuring Mascot Wedding) and a whole bunch of friends put on a comedy show and it sold out! We sold out the big theater at the Downtown Alamo Ritz plus, the show went great! Wow! No seriously, it was great! Amazing! Thanks to everyone who helped with the videos and everyone who came out. Once Joe Parsons gets married and honeymooned and whatever, our first order of business is planning a repeat performance somewhere else in Austin. Hopefully, those who couldn’t make it out or were turned away at the ticket counter can see us in another venue.
Thanks to founding Stag members Joe, Scott Chester, and Ben Bartley for letting us em-dub kids wreck shop with them.
In the meantime, if anyone took any pictures at the actual show, please leave a comment. We have plenty of pictures of the after party (some we wish we didn’t have) and video of the whole performance but we didn’t take any still photos. So share’em if you got’em.