UPDATE Feb 11, 2021: It looks like yes, Mac, there is a Santa Clause. The news broke that Cap City is re-opening in the Domain. So please ignore all the rambling below. Would clouds exist without old men to yell at them?
Despite what you might have read, Cap City Comedy Club isn’t closing. It can’t close. That’s like saying the letter U in Austin is closed. “Astin”? It’s ridiculous and a little insulting. So can we just all stop?
When I started hitting the open mics on a regular basis, Cap existed as an impenetrable emerald city. Sure, I could sign-up for the annual Funniest Person in Austin contest, get my allotted six minutes on their big stage, and after losing, moan about getting robbed to all my work friends. But the idea of doing a weekend there? Unbelievable. That’s the same stage I saw Patton Oswalt record his second album. It felt out of reach.
It wasn’t until I made the FPIA finals that I started to get work there. I soon graduated from someone Jon the security guy would kick out of the comedian seating section, to someone Jon would only glare at, to someone Jon would actually talk to, to someone Jon would talk forever to, to someone John would ridicule every time he saw me, to someone who Jon saw so much I could tell I bored him a little bit. Look at all that Jon history. Cap closing? You’re out of your mind.(more…)
That’s a dramatic way of saying I’ll be headlining Cap City Comedy Club Thursday, December 26 to Saturday December 28. One show Thursday, two shows Friday and Saturday. Doing shows at Cap is always fun and getting 5 shows to stretch out and get a little loopy is a real joy.
After a few toe-dips, I started doing stand-up regularly in 2009. What many people will refer to as the aughts or the 2010’s, true comedy nerds call “Mac’s decade of laffs”. Come close out “Mac’s decade of laffs” (true comedy heads never abbreviate or shorten it) along with a couple of my favorite people, the hilarious Enzo Priesnitz & Brett VerVoort. Tickets here.
Also, if you can guess what visually inspired the graphic above, you are the God Nerd and your ascension to the golden halls of Valhalla is assured.
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.
Cap City Comedy Club asked me to do some shows the week before Christmas. I’ve put together four fun nights of A Cap City Christmas. I’m structuring it like an old TV special, except I’ll try to sing as little as possible. We will have stand-up from some of my favorite performers in Austin, a little music, and some surprise bits. I think these shows will be pretty special so if you’re in town, come on out. Check out the line-ups for each night and then get yourself some tickets.