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TJ Miller Comedy Star on the Rise
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It was just four short years ago that TJ did his first full headlining week of his career here at Stanford & Sons Comedy Club. His hometown is Denver, but much of his family is from the Kansas City Area so it was a real treat for TJ to have his Mom and Dad and much of his family come out to see his shows each night. A fast friendship developed between TJ, myself and my brothers. At that time, TJ’s best credit was co-starring in the movie ‘Cloverfield’. TJ told me, ‘Hey, you guys took a chance on me and gave me my first week as a headliner, I will always be loyal to you guys no matter how big my career becomes.’ We hear that all the time from rising comedy stars, with rare exception, as their star rises they become overwhelmed with bigger paydays, TV, film work and big-money theater and arena gigs. A couple big stars did stay loyal as long as they could including Lewis Black, Jim Jeffries and Carlos Mencia. TJ’s career since his humble beginnings at Stanfords has been nothing short of remarkable.
We could spend all day going over his credits, but to keep it short, he has starred or co-starred in over 20 movies including ‘Yogi Bear’, ‘Unstoppable’, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, ‘Get Him to the Greek’, ‘Rock of Ages’ and ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ just to name a few. This past year, Miller has moved up the food chain to become arguably the largest film/television comedy star out there today; potentially he’s the next Adam Sandler. TJ just finished shooting two big films which will be out later this year or early next year; ‘Transformers 4’ with Mark Wahlberg, a 220 million dollar extravaganza, Miller also stars in ‘Search Party’ for Universal, a nouveau version of ‘The Hangover’. Incredibly, TJ found time to do three television series, including ‘Mash-Up’ on Comedy Central, ‘The Goodwin Games’ on Fox and his own series which debuts later this fall on HBO. We’re not done yet folks. You see TJ all day and night on the ‘Moto X Lazy Phone’ commercials. He shot five different versions all on the air now. Ah, to be thirty two again. TJ also found time to co-star on his own podcast each week along with his comedy partner, Cash Levy, in a series they call ‘Cashing In’. TJ also found a smidgen of time to drop in on Chelsea Lately, Conan and a few other late night TV shows. As I have mentioned in other stories, TJ was close when my little brother, Jack, was killed in an automobile accident two years ago. TJ flew in on his own dime and did a memorial show for Jack. What a wonderful human being this young man is.
TJ will do a meet and greet Saturday at 4:30 pm followed by broadcasting his podcast live from Stanford & Sons in front of a live audience. See him perform live tonight or Saturday at 7:45 pm and 9:45 pm. Call (913)400-7500 to get your tickets or get them online at stanfordscomedyclub.com. Steve Kramer, from WB’s TV series ‘Hype’ will be on Sunday at 7 pm.
The Kansas City Chiefs are the talk of the NFL. They haven’t received this much good press in more than a decade. Thanks to players like Justin Houston who is now the two-time player of the week on defense, which normally would qualify you as an All-Pro if you did that all year, much less the first three weeks of the season. Houston’s seven and a half sacks leads the NFL, which in and of itself, is exciting. While the Chiefs overall are a highly-rated defense, they still give up way too many big plays. For that reason, our rushing defense is ranked in the bottom tier of the NFL. The Chiefs offense has been far from spectacular, but it’s been there when they needed it. Hey, they’re 3 and 0, what a nice change. Sunday the Chiefs face the New York Giants, a team with a recent elite pedigree, something absent from our Chiefs over the last several decades. The Giants, however, have fallen on hard times and are a mere shadow of their former selves. In fact, The Giants are 0 and 3. With Eli Manning at quarterback, that’s hard to believe. Injuries and the loss of key players have decimated this former perennial Super Bowl contender. This should be a good measuring stick for our Chiefs, The Giants have no rushing game, no running game and their offensive line is horrible. We should see several sacks and turnovers created by the Kansas City Defense. Manning is still dangerous with his passing attack, but with no running game he should fall prey to the Chiefs outstanding pass rush. This should be Kansas City in a walk, something like Chiefs 27 Giants 10.
As for area college football, only MU looks like a possible low-level bowl team by season’s end. Kansas and K-State are not up to the task. Soon all three will be playing conference games and losing way more than they win. MU has a shot to win 7 games. Oh joy. The Pinstripe Bowl.
LSU + 8.5 over Georgia on a tease with Alabama -8.5 over Mississippi
Miami -13.5 over Southern Florida on a tease with Fresno (-12) over Hawaii
Oregon -31 over California on a tease with Alabama -8.5 over Mississippi
Denver -5.5 over The Eagles on a tease with Colts -3.5 over the Jaguars
New England +8.5 over Atlanta on a tease with Chiefs +1.5 over Giants
Baltimore -3 over the Bills.
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