CRAIG GLAZER PICKS THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS TO BEAT OAKLAND RAIDERS AND CALLS THE COMEDY/FOOTBALL WEEKEND!!!
TKC Note: Right now our pal Craig Glazer calls the Kansas City football scene and previews his weekend.
Louie, Louie, Louie
It doesn’t feel like it was more than two decades ago that a young comic came to Stanford’s in Westport to be the opening act for area comics like Dave Naster and Elliott Threatt. That young comic who worked Stanford’s for over a year was Louie Anderson. I only met Louie a few times as I had already moved to LA when he began working in KC. Anderson made fast friends of the managers and the comedians who worked here at the club even though he lived in Minneapolois. I remember Louie as being a quiet nice young comic looking to find his comedy voice. I remember our manager Larry Marks and Dave Naster talking to Louie about doing more stories about his family on-stage as the stories he was telling them off stage were incredibly funny. Anderson began to do just that. He started travelling and doing other name clubs across America and was later discovered by the tonight show before landing a very small part in the movie ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’. Louie would go on to be the feature or co-star in several TV shows, including his own animated show ‘Life with Louie’. His credit sheet after that is endless, including special comedy shows, TV series and culminating in him hosting (seemingly forever) Family Feud. Anderson found time to do theater shows as well as Las Vegas appearances.
Today Louie is a staple in Las Vegas with his own Showroom, which he has had for years. Louie still finds time once in a great while to travel and do a corporate gig or a theater show, like the Midland. We are excited to announce that Anderson will return to where much of his career began, here at Stanford & Sons, this Thursday Friday and Saturday nights. Stand up is still his main claim to fame as he does it nightly in Vegas and is outstanding with his clean cut sense of humor. I’d have to say that Anderson is one of the most successful comics to come out from Stanford & Sons of that era along with Eddie Griffin and Sinbad.
Another young comic who made it big out of Kansas City in the nineties was Kansas City’s own Steve Kramer. Kramer was best known for his McDonald’s parody of the Barenaked Ladies hit ‘Two Weeks’, as well as the Stanford’s theme song which can still be heard almost weekly on The Johnny Dare Morning Show. Steve is a great impressionist as well as one of the best song parody performers working in comedy. Steve was discovered at Stanford’s in the late nineties by the casting agents for the WB series ‘Hype’ which he co-starred in along with Frank Calliendo and the late Michael ‘Chicken’ Roof. Recently Steve joined comedy star Pablo Francisco on their nationwide tour which continues through this fall. Kramer took time out to do the Stanfords cartoon pilot which was a top five finalist in Montreal last year for best new comedy show.
See Steve Kramer with co-star Jesse Turney at our second location on Broadway right next to the Uptown Theater. To see Louie, come on out to our location at the Legends. Call (913)400-7500 or visit us at stanfordscomedyclub.com to get tickets to either location.
Well, the Missouri Tigers fell short last weekend against Auburn, apparently their 14th ranked defense did not understand how to stop the Auburn zone run game. You do have to give the Missouri offense credit under the leadership of James Franklin for scoring plus forty points in the SEC championship loss. On a sadder note, had MU defeated Auburn, they would have faced Florida State for the National Championship come this early January. Oh, what might have been. MU is currently ranked eighth in the BCS and if they defeat OSU in the Cotton Bowl it will go down as one of their five best finishes in school history. Not too bad for a team that most prognosticators said would win only six or seven games or at best eight, that group includes myself, and I was wrong. The Tigers had a very good year, congratulations.
The Kansas City Chiefs may have bottomed out from their 3 game losing streak. A team that early on in the season was known for their strong defense and poor offense has reversed itself; now boasting a top 7 offense and a questionable defense. KC has 3 games left, Oakland, Indy and the Chargers; all winnable and all loseable as well. It really does not matter much except for their confidence level as they are now locked into the number five spot in the playoff scene. The Chiefs will clinch that spot this Sunday when they defeat The Raiders at Oakland. After that they need to rest some of their better players like Charles, Hali and perhaps even Alex Smith somewhat, in preparation for their road game with Indy and their first Wild Card game. If the Chiefs offense stays close to what we’ve seen the last three weeks and their defense is just average they will defeat the Colts for their first playoff victory since 1993. With that win they will travel to either Denver or New England for round two. A tall order, but stranger things have happened. I’d say the Chiefs have had a nice run this season considering where they came from.
There really are no college games to bet on with any confidence until we reach the Bowl games in a couple weeks, so this week it is just pro picks. I think we’ve done a good job picking 50 winners versus 31 losers against the spread as the season wears down.
Kansas City (-3) over Oakland.
Denver (-4 and over 49 points)(this is a tease, you must win both)over San Diego.
Atlanta (- ½) over Washington on a tease with San Francisco (+1) over Tampa Bay.
Seattle (-6) over New York Giants.
Have a great weekend. Follow me on Twitter @KCKingofSting.