Craig Glazer And The Kansas City Weekend
Kansas City plans a big weekend despite cloud cover and cooler temps. We'll start with a note from our pal Craig Glazer and a few other weekend links afterward. . .
The American Idol: Brian Dunkleman
Handling a bad situation well. Brian Dunkleman was handed the best of times and the worst of times in one fell swoop. Eleven years ago he tried out to be the host of Fox’s ‘American Idol’. Brian, along with Ryan Seacrest, won those starting spots. The two hosts would join judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul as the season one stars of what would soon be the most watched TV sensation of all time. Dunkleman was the funnier of the two on stage hosts. At the end of Season 1, Brian had issues with the way the young contestants were treated by the judges and staff and he also wanted to pursue more of a comedic/acting career, but he did accept one more season of American Idol: Rewind before moving on to such series as ‘My Name is Earl’, ‘Friends’ and ‘Celebrity Fit Club’. This past fall, Brian did his first one hour Showtime special as well.
Dunkleman has added a new wrinkle, ala Andy Kauffman. Brian comes out early in the show with thick glasses and his hair slicked back as an oddball comic and opens for himself. It’s unique and very funny. His real co-starring act is Aaron Branch. Aaron is one of the more talked about local comedians because he is just 17 years old and a former winner of the Funniest New Comic in KC competition. This high school senior beat out over 100 comics two years ago to win that competition. Who knows? He might be the next Kevin Hart.
So if you are looking for something fun to do and a little bit different this weekend, check out these two comedy talents this Friday and Saturday night here at Stanford & Sons Comedy Club. They will be doing two shows nightly, 7:45 pm and 9:45 pm. Stanfords also has a 7 pm show Sunday. As an added bonus, you get to see me open the shows on Friday and Saturday. Enjoy!
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