Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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
&
Football Weekend

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.

Football Weekend

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.

Pros
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.
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65 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Look for the raiders defense to step up. This could be the kind of low scoring showdown that KC football fans love. But will it mean playoff success? That has yet to be decided.

Anonymous said...

Since Glazer has spoken the Chiefs will lose.

Louie Anderson said...

I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don't have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn't pawn this off on anybody. I'm sorry it happened. And I hurt people. I understand why you wouldn't want to come and see me.

Byron Funkhouser said...

I sincerely hope your Chiefs do well. Since the Steelers can't win the Super Bowl this year, it might as well be the Chiefs. Last year, I actually routed for the Ravens once they got to the big game. So ...

Go Chiefs!

Interesting Fact said...

Yeah a real class act coming to Kansas City.
Then Glazer has to be a liar and not state it correctly but says, " TV series and culminating in him hosting (seemingly forever) Family Feud.
The real facts are as follows;
When Anderson hosted Feud from 1999-2002, he brought modest popularity to the game show. So why did Anderson suddenly vanish from the show only to have Richard Karn (Home Improvement’s Al Borland) take over? Unknown to most, Anderson’s dismissal from Feud was not due to poor hosting (though he was terrible). It was due to public humiliation.

Apparently, good ol’ Louie had a drinking and gambling problem he kept hidden for years. One night at a casino, Anderson allegedly approached a prostitute named Richard Gordon and solicited sexual acts. Gordon extorted $100,000 from Anderson and tried for another $250,000 before the FBI put Gordon behind bars.

This sexual scandal devastated Anderson’s career, forcing his early retirement from the world of family entertainment. As fast as you can say Pee Wee Herman, Anderson disappeared from the celebrity world, with little chance for a comedic comeback.
Now you see why he is doing tiny ass comedy shops in KC

Anonymous said...

Shut up Byron we don't give a shit what you think or that you are trying to be Glazer pal.

Anonymous said...

Louie a guy who struggles with self esteem issues sounds like the perfect pal for Glazer.

Anonymous said...

Chiefs won't have it so easy this week. Glazer is putting himself out on a limb. We'll see.

Bob Thurman said...

Holy shit, who is the idiot that says Anderson is what, washed up!!! I was in Vegas last year, saw his show, dynomite. Sold out show. His act is clean. This guy makes huge money. So you want to knock him. No matter who Glazer gets you knock it, Louie, Tom Arnold,Chris Kattan, Tim Meadows. I saw Arnold, great show. Glazer brings in the best comedy acts in the nation. I'd just be quiet if I were you.

Anonymous said...

Anderson works small tiny clubs. Uh, no, he has a large showroom in Vegas you hick, yes he is gay, so. Aren't you Interesting Fact man. Hearne says you are a homo.

Anonymous said...

I watched THE FEUD for years. Louie was on for some time, maybe 5 or 6 years, so how is our boy Craig a liar. Man you will stop at nothing to show your ignorance, huh.

Anonymous said...

So who wants to see this act after seeing the 400lb of lard flop off a diving board only to then having a group of people try to haul him out of the water? No I will pass on that. That vision will haunt me worse than the picture of Glazer on the internet shirtless here a while back.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Ms. 3:56

Shut up, yourself. Likewise, no one cares what you think, either. How can we, when your so brave putting your name to your mouth?

I'm not trying to be 'Glazer's Pal', whatever the hell that really means. I won't join the 'Let's hate on Glazer Club', either.

Anonymous said...

Thurman and some of you are clueless he wasn't on feud but 3 years and what Interesting Fact says is true the rest of you are ones have truth issues.

Anonymous said...

Let's make some MONEY!

Anonymous said...

He really was kicked off Family Feud why can't you Glazer loving assholes admit that.

Anonymous said...

He's a fuckin comedian! I don't give a fuck what he did ..you goofy bastard.

Anonymous said...

I just Googled that at 3:45 and LA really said that. So he had to have done something rather bad to say that.

Anonymous said...

Does Craig Glazer like his buns glazed by a helmet special doing the pickle smoocher?

Chris said...

Yes Louie is in Vegas no doubt and has a show there at Palace Station.

This place is one big ashtray.

I can't think of too many places that smell this much like cigarette butts, cigar butts, and oh yeah, cigarette butts. All the top notch casinos have these state of the art filtration systems. Not this place. This is Old School stinky uncool.

I do like the Louie Anderson theater. It's a cozy fit of about thirty people. Or Louie and three of his closet friends.

And yes, this is a good example of the Byzantine Labyrinthine ColorVomit carpets designed to lead you round and round in circles and lead you away from exits. As if the smoke alone wouldn't do the same.

You will like this place if you like mindlessly pulling on one armed bandits while a Marlboro dangles from your soggy lips and your eyes burn endlessly from the hypnotic, choking haze.

For me, this is just way too stinky a place to contemplate staying any longer than absolutely necessary. And even then it reeks way too much.

End story is Louie can't be making much in this dive that isn't as large as Stanford's seating wise.

So career wise yup he is hurting big time.

Anonymous said...

Wow Palace Station a bigger dump than Stanfords and worse ratings. How is that suppose to be so great for one's career.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Looking over Tony's offerings today, I am amazed at how much effort he puts into this blog, & how he seems to cover all the bases of what's happening in KC. He does this without apparent compensation from anyone. He does this day in & day out, starting early in the morning so you can have fresh posts to peruse when you start your day. You people should be more grateful & appreciative. I don't think there is a comparable blog any where in the world.

Viva Antonio!

Where's My Paper? said...

I don't recall ever seeing this Glazer person in my beloved daily Newspaper.

Maybe he should try writing for the Newspaper. Delivered to your doorstep each morning fresh, crispy, and wrapped to protect it from the elements for your convenience.

Cheers!

The Cuz/Lawerance said...

Glazer articles have been in the Star and other places, a few, ones he did for Hearne and a couple 'specials' for the Star back in the day, don't think he wanted to be a writer in that vain. More important Glazer was in the paper more than almost anyone in our towns recent history. He was everywhere, news, sports,entertainment, crime, everywhere. Nobody has ever done that. I know, I'm his cousin. He and I are not close but I am proud of him. He is a true character of the highest interest. I hope his movie gets made, his book is great, simply great. You don't have to like my cuz, but you should respect him, he's done it all. I like him, wish we had a stronger relationship. You go Craig.

Chet Marrson said...

Now Byron is trying to suck Tony's dick. Tony didn't write this story teat sucker so since the ex con did we can say what we want. A lot of us like Tony's work sometimes and others not. But you we will never like so fuck off.

Anonymous said...

Agree with all your picks but one. Denver will beat the tar out of the Chargers, you don't need to tease it.

Anonymous said...

Bob Thurman is obviously a Glazer post. Same choppy sentences (with some excruciating run-ons scattered throughout). Same arrogance. Same lack of grammar skills you would expect from a so-called scribe. Same BS.

Anonymous said...

Your right CUZ we don't like the fucking liar. Who should as we speak still be off in jail.

Truman said...

Byron Fuzzhouser, Craig Glazier and Louie Anderson...three Stooges !

Anonymous said...

So when is Glazer running for President since he thinks he is so fucking great? Oops can't do that can he.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Dearest Chet,

Get a grip, hater. I know Tony didn't write this. I don't like you, either, so fuck off yourself.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Truman, just another anonymous pussy.

Bob Thurman said...

Thank you dirt bag.Why don't you punks use a real name so I could see who the liars are.

Richard Simmons said...

Louie! What are you doing paying for it when Ive been right here who whole time, you big lug!!

Anonymous said...

Bob take Glazers dick out of your mouth when talking you might make better sense. Or is that Glazer with some Louie.

A Real Writer said...

All weekend Glazer be singing, "Louie Louie I want me some of your gooey."

Anonymous said...

523-that was weak.

Anonymous said...

CG project a huge success

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/99135163/stanford-and-sons-feature-film?ref=live

Anonymous said...

Damn he only got 3 backers. So where was all the so called friends? Just proves right there nobody fucking likes his ass. Wonder if Stupid Bob Thunderless ass donated any?

Glazer the loser rides off into the sunset one would hope.

A Real Writer said...

Yes 5:47 I know I just went with first thing that popped into my mind, sorry it was so bad.

Anonymous said...

Hell I bet that was why new club didn't happen. That was about time he started talking about building it. He was going to do a sting number on people and do something else with the money.
Man that is plain fraud anyway you look at it.

Anonymous said...

LOL..it's all good.

Anonymous said...

c'mon 5:49 - they're well on the way to their $55,000
goal

$15 down - just $54,850 to go !

Anonymous said...

Glazer = vomit

Anonymous said...

Genius they opened a second club a month ago.

Anonymous said...

Hater, just read your comment, listened to a pod cast that had Nikki Glaser as a guest, she spoke highly of Stanfords and said she started there, now she is in her second season on her own TV show on MTV. Also was listening to Joe Rogan, he spoke highly of Stanfords on his show and immated Craig's voice, funny. They are national figures, sorry hate club.

Anonymous said...

folks will be lining up early to get a close seat to Louie

can't get enough of those fat people farts!

Anonymous said...

Sorry 6:46 you're blind to what is really happening there but that's ok we understand your lack of knowledge.

Tom Brady said...

You lost two super bowls, you are old, your wife is a whore, she makes more money than you, you are past it old man, your hair looks fake, you suck. you are a loser.

CG said...

You do that A-hole. Riddle me this…I am the ONLY writer of voice on both sites. We usually get more comments than most, as you know…my picks are the best in the media, at least in this town, save C.Dot on 610, he is outstanding with college football, as good or better than I am…not so with pro…the article is the same on both, Hearne adds changes a bit here and there, which is fine…thanks for your fanship.

Anonymous said...

Talk about an arrogant cocksucker

Anonymous said...

Ya,wrong site glazer. Think that one was meant for ur drunken, gay buddies site.

Anonymous said...

agree with Craig on this. go chiefs!

Anonymous said...

Glaze damn quick to 50 comments, roll sob roll.

Anonymous said...

CG. What a jackass. Felon,snitch,rat fuck that won't pay his debts. You can't pick shit without the tease. You have always been a con man and haven't changed a bit.

Anonymous said...

5:09 -- "Glazer articles have been in the Star and other places, a few, ones he did for Hearne and a couple 'specials' for the Star back in the day, don't think he wanted to be a writer in that vain. More important Glazer was in the paper more than almost anyone in our towns recent history. He was everywhere, news, sports,entertainment, crime, everywhere."


hmmm..

http://www.kansascity.com/search_results/?q=%22Craig%20Glazer%22

Anonymous said...

509 Your point is? Glazer is likely the most written about KC person of the last 30 years or more in the paper. A fact. Doesnt' matter if you like him. Yes the last couple years they don't cover anyone like they used too. Even him, but he's around.

Anonymous said...

Who is the bookie Glazier recommends?

Anonymous said...

Most written about KC person? That's a load of crap. Another fable that is never provable.

George Brett for one has him beat hands down. And not going to waste anymore time on this delusional shit.

Anonymous said...

Love him or leave him but don't let him go.

Don/PV said...

Craig and the Glazer Family, first happy, happy New Years. Second, thank you and yours for bringing so much fantastic entertainment to our city for these past many years. You have delivered smiles and laughs to so many thousands when needed. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hey Don, fuck you and your fake ass comments. If you was a real man you wouldn't write that shit. Must be why you live in PV.

Don/PV said...

Brother, where do these "THINGS" that comment like that come from, a ditch I would think.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Good one, Don. The hatred that Craig receives here is disproportional to any reality. An ex-con means EX-con. Though its debatable that this should, or should not, have happened to him. Its now in the past. He writes. An opportunity for haters to hate. Why do they read his posts if they don't like him? It seems pathological to me.

Don/PV said...

Byron you seem a man of reason. I get the local newspaper, the Kansas City Star. I think you mentioned you live in another city, correct? Todays paper, in the entertainment section, had an interview with Mister Louie Anderson. He gave high praise to Stanford and Sons where 'he' says his career began. Very nice interview. About a week or so back the Glazer Brothers were photographed in front of their new club in a magazine inside the same newspaper. This family does some nice things for our city. I hate to see so much hate aimed at what in reality are some good folks. Merry Christmas Byron.