CRAIG GLAZER CELEBRATES KANSAS CITY CHIEFS HOT STREAK AND KICKS OFF THE COMEDY AND FOOTBALL WEEKEND!!!
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Holiday Comedy Weekend
It’s always nice to have a Kansas City comedian come back home over the holidays to entertain. James Johann has been doing a December holiday week every year for the past five years at Stanfords at the Legends. Johann is one of the more popular comics that play the club annually. With his trademark ballcap and looking like Opie Taylor from the Andy Griffith show, he has become a dominant force throughout the Mid-West and South with his blue collar sense of humor.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than a decade ago that James was picked to be one of the original Blue Collar Comedy stars. Johann, who is from Paola, in Miami County Kansas was already a staple at the Stanford’s Comedy Club in Westport. James had opened for both Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White several times in Kansas City. Johann was invited to be one of the five Blue Collar stars to begin the tour back at Universal Studios in the year 2000. James went up first before Bill, Jeff, Larry and Ron. Johann was chosen to splinter off with Larry to do a two year tour of big theaters across the country, including Kemper Arena right here in Kansas City (this was pre-Sprint Center) where he and Larry performed in front of 12,000.
James went on to have his own TV shows on CMT and become a regular on Craig Ferguson and he does stand up all over the country and beyond. He is the ‘rural genius’ on radio nationwide. He appears with his co-stars Dale Hilton (known for his regular appearances at the Side Hack Saloon at Sturgis during Bike Week) and ‘Tons of Fun’ Ross McGinnis. Catch all three Friday and Saturday at either 7:45 pm or 9:45 pm each night or on Sunday at 7 pm.
Steve Hirst, from the UK, has become a popular television star on the BBC. Hirst is a regular on their version of ‘Mad TV’. Hirst came to prominence internationally five years ago when he got in a bar fight in London, Steve claims it was self-defense, but one of his blows ended the life of his assailant. Though the authorities called it accidental, Steve still had to do a year in prison. Hirst used this incident later in his comedy routines, much like Jim Jeffries used the incident where he was assaulted on stage in Australia. Catch this former football hooligan turned into a hilarious comedian this weekend. Steve will appear Friday and Saturday at Stanford’s on Broadway located at 3700 Broadway right next to the Uptown Theater at 7:30 pm and 10 pm each night.
For tickets to either club call (913)400-7500 or go online at stanfordscomedyclub.com.
I stated a few days ago that the Chiefs were as high as number three in the Power Rankings. I was wrong. I found a site where they were ranked as high as number two, trailing only Seattle. Of course, I was called every name in the book when people went on ESPN and found them listed as number six, thus I became a liar. There are over fifty different accredited Power Rankings and you can go on Google and type ‘NFL Power Rankings’, ‘Chiefs highest power rankings 2013’ or a million other variations and find power rankings more (or less) to your liking. You find one you like and stick with it.
Power Rankings don’t matter much. What does matter is winning or losing in the post season. The Chiefs are the hottest team in the AFC with two straight high scoring victories. No other AFC playoff team has won two in a row this past couple of weeks other than the Chiefs. As of today, almost everyone ranks the Chiefs number two in the AFC behind Denver. The Chiefs will defeat the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at Arrowhead. Unfortunately, Denver will also defeat Houston on the road. The big bowl games are still a couple weeks away, so this week it will be slim pickings with just NFL games again.
Chiefs (-1/2) over Colts teased with Denver (-4) over Houston
Seattle (-4) over Arizona teased Detroit (-3) over New York
San Francisco (-7) over Atlanta tease with Denver (-4) over Houston
We were 3 and 1 last week and now stand at 53 wins and 32 losses. We’ve pretty much caught up with last year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Follow me on Twitter @KCKingofSting