Don’t quit your day job: BeyondTV

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 in Don't Quit Your Day Job

When the fine folks at BeyondTV needed someone to look goonish in a bathrobe, they knew who to call.

Knuck Deep rides off into the sunset

Posted on Jun 30, 2019 in Shows
Photo: Erin Holsonback

Reposted from Six Shooter’s Facebook page:

Big news! The July 10th Six Shooter will be the last one hosted by Knuck Deep. It seems their touring schedule is too demanding for them to continue hosting a monthly comedy show. We assure you this has nothing to do with the ongoing legal case, the State of Texas vs. Knuck Deep.
Starting in August, Six Shooter will undergo a slight format change and welcome new host Mac Blake The show will still be free, still be at Barrel O’Fun and will still feature six of Austin’s funniest comedians. So come on out July 10th and say good-bye to Knuck Deep and then stop by August 8th to see Six Shooter 2.0.
In completely unrelated news, Aaron Brooks is moving. It’s so unrelated I’m not even sure why I mentioned it.

The final Six Shooter before Aaron moves is July 10th at Barrel O’Fun. Complete line-up and more details here.

The Year in Review Show 2018 – Live Show Recording

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Shows, stuff

Here’s the audio from last December’s Year in Review show featuring an impressive array of Austin stand-up comedians The sound quality is lacking a little bit, but hey it’s free, y’know? If you’re brave enough to relive yet another miserable year, give it a listen.

Still unsure if it’s worth a download? Here’s a sample:

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Chiefs!

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in videos

STAG Comedy is momentarily back from the dead to bring you Chiefs! Written by me, directed by Brad Parrett, shot by Andrew Baird, and bunch of other stuff by a team of very talented people.

Baby break

Posted on Jan 29, 2019 in Shows

My wife and I are expecting a baby. Did you know that? I mentioned it on instagram so I just assumed everyone knows. Well, we are. Due date is mid March. We’re excited and nervous and every other emotion your favorite movie or television character has displayed in the same situation.
I’m mentioning it here so the legion of Mac-Maniacs know that I’ll be taking a break from performing and generally scaling back my comedy commitments. The final Banter Show will be February 15th. The final Waterbed will be March 2nd. Six Shooter is taking a couple months off after our March 13th show and will return in June. That doesn’t mean I’ll be back to comedy full time in June. I want time to just be a dad and a husband, unchained from the cycle of microphone jokes. When I feel the itch to get back on stage, I’ll let you know, but I don’t want to put a timer on it
If you want to see me do my awkward, loud thing before I disappear forever, check my calendar and come to a show (I’ll be adding a San Antonio date soon). Austin: If you want to see me do a full stand-up set, your last chance for a while is this Wednesday at Cap City.

The Year in Review Show 2018

Posted on Dec 13, 2018 in Shows

It’s time for the 6th annual Year in Review show. Come watch over 50 of Austin’s funniest recap, roast, and exorcise 2018 with short Weekend Update-style jokes. All proceeds benefit the Texas Advocacy Project.

This show tends to sell out so here’s a hot tip, buy tickets ahead of time here. You also save $3 off the day-of price at the door. Here’s another hot tip, don’t yell at me because I won’t let you save a ticket for a friend who hasn’t shown up yet even though there’s a line of 30+ people who have shown up and are also waiting to see if they can get in (they all did) and then keep badgering me until – oh great your friend showed up and is now also being a jerk to me – until I let you and your friend in for free AT THIS SHOW THAT BENEFITS A NON-PROFIT because at some point I need to get into show mode and not have negative energy being launched at me. So yeah… hot tips.

But it’s going to be an awesome time. Seriously one of Austin’s best comedy shows. Don’t miss it!

The Real Housewives of Austin

Posted on Nov 28, 2018 in Shows

I’ve done some dumb things for my show Waterbed including assembling, filling, draining and destroying an actual waterbed – the destruction wasn’t planned, but became unavoidable. HOWEVER – this upcoming show ISN’T one of them. The Real Housewives of Austin Live Reunion Special might be the most ambitious show I’ve put up. Once again, I’m leaning heavily on some of Austin’s funniest people. Here’s the Facebook page for the show. If you have any questions, ask them there and I’ll answer’em. Thanks!
Oh and you can save a few bucks with advance tickets – available here.

Headlining the Velveeta Room

Posted on Aug 19, 2018 in Shows

I think this might be my fifth time headlining the Velv. The last two were in the summer with Amber Bixby opening, so why ignore a winning formula? Three shows this coming weekend. One Friday at 9pm, two Saturday at 9 & 11. But heads up – the Friday late show is The Banter Show, which I’ll be hosting with Ximena Blake as usual. There’s a lot of Mac on the menu, but Andrew Wagner and Leo Garcia are joining Amber and myself.
Tickets here.
More info here.
Photo in the poster by Mr. Daniel Solano.

Back to the Comedy Corner Underground

Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in Shows

Very excited to return to the Comedy Corner Underground in Minneapolis for the third time. The last two times were great. Super fun crowds & super funny local support. Come on out and see myself, Daniel Williams, and more.
Tickets here.
More info here.
“Minneapolis” by that dog. here.
Photo in the poster by Mr. Daniel Solano.

Canceled with Chris Cubas

Posted on Jun 15, 2018 in stuff

canceled podcast

The very funny Chris Cubas hosts Canceled, a podcast dedicated to TV shows that never saw a second season. I joined Chris for six episodes (132-137) as we watched the first and only season of FreakyLinks. “An X-Files for the Blair Witch generation” is how I’m guessing it was pitched to some bored TV executives. It stars Ethan Embry (Can’t Hardly Wait) as a paranormal blogger and a total wanker. All the FreakyLinks episodes are on YouTube, if you’d liked to watch, listen, and suffer along with Chris & myself. Or maybe just watch the fifth episode of FreakyLinks, “The Desert Squid”. That one wasn’t too terrible.