Thursday, February 27, 2014

Craig Glazer Talks Comedy And The Hope For Marijuana Law Reform In The Midwest!!!



TKC NOTE: Craig Glazer isn't blowing smoke regarding changing attitudes and economic opportunities when it comes to the the legislative debate over marijuana law reform.

Toke Up:
Big Business

Will legal marijuana shops open in Kansas or Missouri in the near future? The answer is…I’m sure the state treasurer’s hope so. For that matter, all the state agencies who benefit from large tax endowments must be salivating just thinking about it. Funny, much of that funding would go to law enforcement and the schools…two places where marijuana is disliked and maligned. But right now, marijuana is illegal and out of bounds. Oh what a difference a few decades make. Just ask the folks in Colorado where marijuana is being legally sold in stores. There are still some federal issues to be worked out, remember, according to CNN, the state of Colorado will gross one billion dollars in just the first year of marijuana sales. Ready for this? The state is taxing the demon weed at 37 percent. Wow.

Yes, everybody and their brother want to get into the legal sale of marijuana as soon as possible. Unfortunately, like most regulated industries, you can count on a lot of red tape and corporate BS to get in the way of just anyone going into the legal weed trade. Remember this is as well, Colorado has a small population comparative to its size. With one billion dollars plus from marijuana for the state of Colorado…imagine what states like New York or California could make. It could be twenty to thirty times that amount or even more. Translation: with national legalization, you are looking at a trillion dollar a year industry.

The CNN study also mentioned an estimated increase of up to forty percent for marijuana usage in the state thus far. There has been no increase in crime, traffic fatalities or any other sinister addendums so far. Law Enforcement has noticed that people are driving a lot slower on the highways Friday and Saturday nights. Just kidding.

What do I think? Well gambling is legal in cities like Las Vegas, Reno and Atlantic City, but in most cases you can’t just throw in some slot machines or blackjack tables at your store or home. Unfortunately, this will be the case with marijuana sales. In the end it will be big corporations controlling sale of the product.

According to the report I saw, a large portion of the highly powerful buds are being drained of the oil and used in cigarettes and food products. Like all of us, I find this new era quite interesting and yet again sad. When I think about all the young people who spent years in prison and jails nationwide just for using or selling a small amount of weed, it turns my stomach. Worse yet, all the murders and border wars between the United States and Mexico over their tons and tons of dirt weed. Now, you have to ask yourself what was that all about?

Even though I think people should be able to smoke marijuana recreationally and would agree that regular use of alcohol is much more dangerous for the obvious reasons, the daily use of marijuana does have issues. For the average person, it does seem to stifle their motivation and their desires to accomplish goals. It does tend to slow you down. Ask Dwayne Bowe or Dante Hall. Kinda kidding. Time will tell.

Talented Aussie and the UK’s Next Big Thing At Stanford and Sons This Week: Felicity Ward



Stanford and Sons in Kansas City has a reputation for helping to develop young comedy stars both nationally and internationally. You know the old saying, if it plays in the Mid-West, it will play anywhere. Stanfords is unique in that our weekly headliners are invited on so many regional television and radio shows. Our celebrities regularly appear on 98.9 The Rock, 93.3 The Mix, Q104, Alice 102, 610 Sports, KMBZ, Channel 41, Fox and KCTV. Over the years we’ve been on 101 The Fox, KCMO, The Vibe, Hot Jamz 103 just to name a few. No other city in America has that much press coverage in just one week.

With all that in mind, it has been a gateway for new up and coming talent to practice their craft on live media for the public. Recently Stanford’s has helped groom new big names like Jim Jeffries, TJ Miller, Colin Kane, Erik Griffin and more. The people who brought you Jim Jeffries from Australia via the UK this week will introduce you to Felicity Ward. Ward is also from Australia but lives and works in England.

Felicity has already appeared in multiple television shows in Australia and on the BBC in England performing with the likes of Jeffries and Eddie Izzard. Felicity has had two TV series; one in Australia, very much like ‘The Office’ and her latest is an English version of ‘Saturday Night Live’. Felicity has been compared to a naughty version of America’s own Ellen DeGeneres.

Felicity was asked if she would like to have children, “I’d love to have some little kids, but I just can’t talk them into getting into my car. I’m teasing. I don’t even have a driver’s license.” Felicity is slim, trim and has that heavy Australian accent that Americans just love. Jim Jeffries did his first full headlining week at Stanford’s. This will be Felicity’s first full week as a headliner at an American comedy club. Like Jim Jeffries, we expect to see her with her own TV show and headlining theaters in the near future. Come see this amazing young talent at Stanford and Sons this weekend. Show times are 7:45 and 9:45 pm nightly Friday and Saturday. Call (913)400-7500 or go online to stanfordscomedyclub.com for tickets and more information.

38 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely.

Legalize it!

And then tax the heck out of it!

Anonymous said...

Why do they call it DOPE?

Anonymous said...

Great story again Glazer.

Mario C. said...

Craig makes a few good points but he may be smoking the reefer.

Anonymous said...

Oh you know he is Mario

Anonymous said...

whats the over/under on how long it will take for MO to consider this? 5 years?

Afrika Bambaata said...

Women comics have never, and will never be funny.
They very occasionally work in sketch or improv settings, but as standup it NEVER works.

Anonymous said...

Well see the copy and past King has arrived.

Show-Me Weed said...

We got to get this done. If my state rep and school board member can smoke weed, well then I want that right too.

Anonymous said...

love ya

Anonymous said...

That was Tony @ 6:39 to Craig

Anonymous said...

Well done boy.

Anonymous said...

Alright now Q the unimportant TKC commenters who only tear down those they will never matter enough to meet in person...

Anonymous said...

never heard of her. Bring back Screech!

Anonymous said...

Loved Colin Kane!

Anonymous said...

CNN report. Nuff said

Crime Stopper said...

Now this explains the haze in the eyes of the Glaze!

Anonymous said...

Glazer.....please. Get a decent rug on that dome. That dead skunk you wear for a head wrap is killing us. You must spend thousands to find a ho that would fuck you with that racoon wrap on your head. Dude, your a fucking joke. Get real...

Anonymous said...

Glaze you look great don't listen to a holes.

Anonymous said...

Love this story.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Legalizing marijuana makes so much sense, on so many levels, that I can't ever see Kansas, or Missouri, doing that.

Midtown Perv said...

She has nice fingers....she can put them up my ass anytime!

Anonymous said...

Then stay out of our business you rat fuck.

Byron Funkhouser said...

I'm not a rat, you stupid fuck. Nobody was banned, you stupid fuck. Nobody's precious comments were deleted, you stupid fuck.

Agitating for freedom is my business!

Anonymous said...

you rock

Anonymous said...

Like it

Anonymous said...

Well keep doing it just adding to the file all the time. As the old saying does feed one enough rope and they hang themselves every time.

Anonymous said...

Oh by the way I am as well filing a complaint against you to blogger for your offensive picture.

Anonymous said...

Do not harass or bully others. Anyone using Blogger to harass or bully may have the offending content removed or be permanently banned from the site. Online harassment is also illegal in many places and can have serious offline consequences.

Anonymous said...

Agitating for freedom is my business!


That will get you banned stupid
That is harssement

Anonymous said...

Legal smoke. Money. Great. For Kansas or Missouri, don't hold your breath, too stupid.

Anonymous said...

WV at last made the fool stop using their logo I and many all signed a petition and sent it with links to things Byron was saying showing them how hateful his behavior was while their logo as well was seen.

Anonymous said...

I see the smelly RAT has been trolling again. He is like bad breath on a hooker. No, make that a smelly ass on a hooker.

Anonymous said...

Colorado has reported $26m plus in tax revenue via sales tax in Janruary. There is an excise tax due from retailers March 1 for Janruary sales also, which should be close to 40% of the sales tax, or another 10 mil. So Colorado should see $400 million in additional revenues exclusive of corporate taxes from all the LLC's filed next year.
But Kansas is worried about YMCA taxes and big nipples on a statute...

Anonymous said...

Saw this girl, Felicity Thursday night at Stanfords. She tore us up. Was impressed, also saw her on TV that morning. Her live act was way better than I expected.

Anonymous said...

Ok glaze.

Jerry/KCK said...

The Aussie babe is hysterical. Loved the show. The first guy with the fat stomach superman crap was funny . Second guy, don't know his name too much gay and F bombs but he got laughs. Coming to see Bobcat. Been to your club four times the last few months. Always fun.

Anonymous said...

Love ur take glaze.