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Mac & Cheers
Mac Blake snags the crown of Funniest Person in Austin 2013
"...… at night. So already I fucked up," opined Mac Blake in leading off a very funny story about..."

May 21, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Bye-Bye, Bearden – Hello, Mac & Joe!
Cap City Comedy's PUNCH! showcase goes ALL'S WELL as of … now.
"...The answer, in this case, is Mac and Joe. Mac Blake and Joe Hafkey, to be..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Moontower 2014, Day 1: Local Laughs
Feeling funny about Austin's Mac Blake and Brendan K. O'Grady
"...2013 Funniest Person in Austin and Mascot Wedding co-host, Mac Blake, and 2014 FPIA hopeful and co-host of Sure..."

April 23, 2014 Arts Post by Ashley Moreno

Austin’s Funniest People Recap 2017
The Year In Review, just as it says on the tin. You know, the tin.
"...… and this Spider House gig is hosted by Mac Blake and Rob Gagnon and Lisa Friedrich … and..."

Dec. 26, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Comics
The stand-up people behind the city's comedy scene
"...entire time as we flail through the audience." – W.A.B. Mac Blake..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Five New Things In Austin's Comedy Scene
A quintuple shot of Lakkalikööri for all my friends
"...arts – recent site of SXSW's Dailymotion outpost (wherein Mac Blake reigned triumphant, laughswise, in an impromptu showcase of..."

March 22, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Faster Than Sound: Spider House Ballroom Will Cease Live Entertainment
Longtime local venue converts to arcade bar following co-owner misconduct allegations, code violations, and artist payment delays
"...Comic Mac Blake planned to end his monthly Waterbed Comedy Party..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Last Days
Gus Van Sant concocts an abstruse film "loosely inspired" by the end of Kurt Cobain’s life.
"...days of a thinly fictionalized mumbling rock star named Blake (The Dreamers’ Pitt). He wanders through the woods. He..."

Aug. 12, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Ryan Cownie Has Up and Taken Over Avalanche Comedy
And Chris Cubas, on his way to Kansas City, swears this is a good thing
"...AC: Speaking of which. Mac Blake, Joe Hafkey – everybody loves each other in..."

Nov. 4, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Trickery Flickery Mock
Master Pancake makes the movies hurt so good
"...Erler and Parsons – and occasional guests such as Mac Blake, David Jara, Ben Bartley, Scott Chester, Buzz Moran,..."

May 1, 2009 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Joke 'Stache
Danny Palumbo wins Funniest Person in Austin 2015, advances equal rights for facial hair
"...showcase Jazz Cigarette from Joe Hafkey and 2013 FPIA Mac Blake, and earning international attention for his satirical restaurant..."

May 22, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Funniest Person in Austin 2013
From 209 contenders, the final 12 emerge to duke it out for this year's comedy crown
"...in Austin. In alphabetical order, they are: Amber Bixby, Mac Blake, Duncan Carson, Ryan Cownie, Chris Cubas, Cody Hustak,..."

May 17, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Sketch Fest Rocks Our City All Week Long
The ninth annual festival puts scripted comedy front & center
"...a good show is because it was curated by Mac Blake. And how our estimation of Blake is validated..."

May 17, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Comedians With Theatre Damage
The fourth annual Austin Sketch Fest scripts itself silly
"...just trying to make each other laugh," says Stag!'s Mac Blake, who also works the stand-up circuit as well..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

2017 Austin Sketch Festival: What to See
Maybe all of it, yes – but OMG let’s not be ridiculous
"...We asked that question of Mac Blake, the 2013 Funniest Person in Austin winner who’s..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

In the Bounce House with Comedian Danny Palumbo
2015’s Funniest Person in Austin is cooking on all burners
"...“I’m kind of going on tour with Mac Blake and Aaron Brooks, too,” says Palumbo. “We’re going..."

Nov. 18, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

First Plates Extra Helpings: Small You Care to Eat
Chef Danny Palumbo cooks up some mighty tasty satire
"...buco, the Abbrev's website is Best-of-The-Onion-level funny. No wonder Mac Blake and Joe Hafkey chose this Palumbo (along with..."

Feb. 3, 2015 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Five Cool Things You Might Wanna Check Out This Weekend
Because there's good reason to celebrate, right now, isn't there?
"...act. But, since the show's opener is FPIA winner Mac Blake (of terrific, pro-level sketch troupe Stag Comedy), there's..."

June 26, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

What’s So Funny About This Thursday Night?
Austin’s Dirty Sixth is where you’ll find the answer to that question
"...– Chris Cubas, Carina Magyar, Martha Kelly, Matt Bearden, Mac Blake, Jasmine Ellis, and many others – will go..."

Sept. 12, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Moontower Comedy 2018: Full Lineup, Schedule
Amanda Seales, Dulcé Sloan, Ted Leo late additions to fun
"...a small army of local mirth makers: Matt Bearden, Mac Blake, Aaron Brooks, Zac Brooks, Chris Cubas, Hunter Duncan,..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Comedy, This Month!
Who brings laughs to Austin stages in the next few weeks?
"...MOVIE RIOT: Fridays, 8pm In which the likes of Mac Blake, Lance Gilstrap, Carlos LaRotta, Kyle Sweeney, Vanessa Gonzalez,..."

Jan. 29, 2018 Arts Post

The Last Sure Thing
Stand-up showcase ends five-year run with new live recording
"...the albums recorded with such talents as Bryan Gutmann, Mac Blake, Eric Krug, and Carson, Sure Thing has recorded..."

Aug. 26, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Behind the Scenesters
The people behind the people behind the mic
"...released 10 albums, among them recordings by Bryan Gutmann, Mac Blake, and Eric Krug. Its 11th, to be recorded..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Your Laugh Track to Austin
A quick romp through our city's finer funny spots
"...comedians such as Kath Barbadoro (Master Pancake Theater) and Mac Blake (2013’s Funniest Person in Austin winner). If you’re..."

June 17, 2016 AAN Post by Ashley Alkek

Moontower Review: Martin Short
The evening with Short was long on classic comedy
"...by fellow show alums like David Spade and Norm Macdonald. For that segment, Short joked over photos of celebs..."

April 22, 2016 Arts Post by Ashley Moreno

Aaron Brooks Has This Story
Aaron Brooks' skill at shaping bits of life into laugh-filled tales may soon put him out of a job
"...in,'" he says. Where Austin headliners such as Mike MacRae or Mac Blake were joke machines, and others, like..."

April 22, 2016 Arts Feature

Moontower 5 Draws a Princess
Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum's purple reign hits Austin
"...as Chris Cubas, Chris Trew, Matt Bearden, Lashonda Lester, Mac Blake, Maggie Maye, Matt Sadler, Brian Gaar, Kerri Lendo,..."

Feb. 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Ella Gale & Katie Stone: Naughty Bits
Who says sex is no laughing matter?
"...make it stellar is put together a great line-up. Mac Blake is a former Funniest Person in Austin winner..."

Feb. 8, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Funny, Inc.: ColdTowne Ownership Expands
Because making people laugh, sometimes it's a real business
"...Maye hosts a comedy open mic on Mondays? And Mac Blake presents the Waterbed variety show on the first..."

Nov. 9, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Labors of Love (and Money)
Film production services melting pot Arts+Labor eyes a commercial expansion
"...about his new friends and co-workers at Arts+Labor, from Mac Blake, senior copywriter, stand-up comedian, and winner of the..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Screens Feature by Michael Agresta

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