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.

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