South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...Comic Mac Blake planned to end his monthly Waterbed Comedy Party to prep for a baby on the way, but the March 2 show now serves as the venue's last stand-up event for the foreseeable future. Blake and Joe Hafkey established the Ballroom's locally sourced laugh scene with former bi weekly revue Jazz Cigarette, started in 2013...."
"...Depression and hopelessness have rarely sounded as funny as they do coming out of the mouth of Amber Bixby. Her deadpan style and dark material – shaped in large part by her experiences growing up in very provincial, small-town East Texas – have earned Bixby the title "Comedy's Sweetheart of Darkness." It's a nickname that captures the appeal in her particular sort of pessimism and woe; at the mic, she doesn't throw a pity party so much as lay out the hard hand life has dealt her and mock each card..."