The Year in Review Show 2017

Posted on Dec 16, 2017 in Shows

the year in review show

Sure, calendars are just human constructs so we can keep track of what model Ford Fiesta we’re driving, yet I do feel optimistic when the year changes. But before we start 2K18, wouldn’t it be nice to get some closure on the 12-month long anxiety dream we never woke up from?

Come watch Austin’s funniest recap, roast, and exorcise 2017 at the 5th annual Year in Review Show. 50 comedians recap the year with short Weekend Update-style jokes. I’ll be co-hosting this amazing show along with Lisa Friedrich and Rob Gagnon from ATX Comedy Hour. All proceeds go to SAFE Austin. Click here to see the full line-up, and save a few bucks by with advance tickets.

Yeah, I made the poster. But yeah, I just ripped this off. Steal from the best!

Headlining Cap City… again!

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 in Shows

Hey hey. I just got booked to headline Cap City again. I had an amazing time last show and I got a real good feeling about this one. Get tickets here to join Arielle Norman, Brian Gaar, Chris Tellez, Hunter Duncan and myself on Wednesday, December 6th. Thanks!
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Headlining Cap City

Posted on Oct 13, 2017 in Shows

I’m headlining Cap City on a Wednesday night, October 18th. It’ll be a lot of fun. I’ve been fixing up jokes plus I have this thing – I don’t want to spoil it – but it’s a lot of fun and I’m going to do it at this show. This is probably the last long set I do this year fwiw.

Here’s the rest of the line-up:
-your host Nick Saverino – love this dude’s energy. That makes it sound like I’m into crystals or something. Nah. Dude’s real funny.
-Amber Bixby. A dream. Always like doing shows with Amber. Plus I love dissing on other comedians with Amber. I’m a hater! Surprise!
-Christina Parrish. Whiz kid. Hustler. Dog lover. Very very funny.
-Danny Goodwin. Love watching this dude. He’s younger and WAY cooler than me which I find THREATENING.
-Pat Dean. Don’t know him. Never met him.

Get tickets here. Yes, that IS me in that photo. Isn’t that ironic? As a kid I dressed like a clown. Now as an adult, I’m Batman’s greatest nemesis.
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Ryan Cownie Album Recording

Posted on Oct 5, 2017 in Shows

Comedy bad boy Ryan Cownie is recording his debut album at the Velveeta Room. In honor of the occasion I made a poster for the event – design stolen from Paper Girls vol 3 cover by Cliff Chiang. I’ll be performing at the 9pm show each night. Get your tickets here.
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Aaron Brooks Album Recording

Posted on Sep 12, 2017 in Shows

One of my favorite people on the planet, Aaron Brooks, is recording his debut comedy album at Cap City Comedy Club. You got two chances to catch him, Tuesday and Sunday. I’ll be hosting the second show, so if you want to see my sweaty face, that’s the one. Pick-up tix at capcitycomedy.com.

Poster by me.
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Headlining the Velveeta Room

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 in Shows

I’m very much looking forward to headlining the Velv June 23 & 24. Besides having funny raincloud Amber Bixby on the bill, I also have a bunch of new jokes I’m looking forward to working into a longer set. One show Friday at 9 (but stick around for The Banter Show at 11pm) Two shows Saturday, 9 & 11. Tickets here.

Poster by me, but it’s a shameless rip-off of a Lorenzo! piece.

Austin Legend Status

Posted on May 8, 2017 in videos

Please don’t take this video too seriously. Thanks.
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Live at ColdTowne EP out May 11th

Posted on May 1, 2017 in stuff
Mac Blake Live at ColdTowne EP

Photo by Erin Holsonback. Design by Carlos LaRotta.

Last September, I drove from Austin to New Orleans by myself. I was feeling some serious stand-up inertia at the time. At some point during the eight hour drive I decided to record an EP. A smaller project than a full album, but one that could get some more material out there and get me working toward something.

ColdTowne Theater is a comedy venue that’s extremely important to me (and a whole bunch of other people). It’s a comedy clubhouse, a place to experiment, run by and filled with people who love comedy.

Carina Magyar and Sam Harter gave me the greenlight to record at their weekly stand-up showcase, the long-running Live at ColdTowne. Sam & Tai Nguyen would host. I asked Kerri Lendo and Aaron Brooks to fill out the line-up. Dustin Svelhak was down to record it.

I was thinking of self-releasing it, but Sure Thing Records honchos Brendan K. O’Grady and Duncan Carson were their usual supportive selves, and offered to plug it into their release schedule.

So now I have an EP. You can pre-order it here on iTunes or here on Bandcamp. It’s about 30 minutes of stand-up and surprises. The recording begins about 30 seconds after Brendan had to toss out some loud drunks. That’s live comedy for you.

New show: Six Shooter!

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 in Shows

Photo: Erin Holsonback

Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “follow the fun” before. It comes up in improv a lot. Find the most fun part of a scene, attack that and don’t worry about the other stuff.

Right now, some of the most fun I’m having on stage is when Aaron Brooks and I play these characters – Knuck Deep, the freestyle country music legends. Starting next Wednesday, Barrel O’ Fun, the brand new bar at the brand new Alamo Drafthouse Mueller is letting Knuck Deep host a brand new monthly stand-up showcase: Six Shooter! Every show, we’re putting up six of our favorite comedians in town. These line-ups will be all killer – we’d never book a show we wouldn’t want to watch. Plus, we’ll be hosting it in-character as Knuck Deep. The show will be the 2nd Wednesday of every month (until the bar gets sick of us)/

So next Wednesday, come see Matt Bearden headline the very first Six Shooter. It’s worth it just to check out how awesome the Barrel O’Fun is.

Oh and it’s free. More money for beer or sodee pop.

Headlining the Comedy Corner Underground

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 in Shows

The CCU in Minneapolis is such a fun room. Super-psyched to be going back there this weekend. Tickets here.