KANSAS CITY BLOG CONFESSION AND WEEKEND PLANS: CRAIG GLAZER WAS A CHIPPENDALE'S DUDE!!!
TKC NOTE: Check this note from Craig Glazer featuring a surprising confession and a preview of his weekend plans . . .
Chippendales: The Real McCoy at Stanfords
Steve Kramer for the Weekend
It’s been a few decades since the original Chippendale’s in Los Angeles closed. I should know, I did a four week stint there as a waiter in the early eighties. Yes, there were other clubs by that name in both New York and Las Vegas but none of the original ones survived. The program was moved to Las Vegas where it remains today. Some of the original dancers are now part of the management and crew chiefs of the young hot dancers at the Rio Hotel each week to nightly sold out shows. Over the last several years, Chippendale’s has branched out and has US tours that travel to many cities with a crew of talented male dancers. The group of Chippendale’s dancers who originate from the Rio Hotel in Vegas do as many as five shows a week in theaters, comedy clubs and other entertainment venues.
So from now what is the original Chippendale’s at the Rio Hotel, the tour lands Thursday at Stanford and Sons with over two hours of dancing, bare chests and muscles, exposed legs and good looks to a sold out house of mid-western females who are all on cloud 9 watching the event unfold. Chippendale’s does a nice job of not only putting on choreographed dance numbers from their Vegas shows, but also picking a diverse selection of dancers to fill the need of what these various women fantasize about.
It’s a surprisingly tasteful show by the male dancers. Maybe what’s most entertaining is how wild the female audience gets as the show moves forward. So if you are into a bunch of buffed up, bare-chested and then some handsome young studs from the West Coast, Stanford and Sons is the place for you Thursday night to see the show they call ‘Fifty Shades of Men’. Fair warning, there are only a few seats left, call early, it will definitely sell out.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, see two former Kansas City guys who have been doing comedy for some time. Steve Kramer will headline. Kramer is the nice looking young man who has over a hundred celebrity voices in his repertoire, as well as song parodies, such as the ones he performed on the WB series ‘Hype’ which he appeared on along with Frank Caliendo. Kramer went on to co-star with Michael ‘Chicken’ Roof on Spike TV’s ‘Raising the Roofs’. In 2012, Steve illustrated, produced and helped to voice the Stanford and Sons reality cartoon that was a top five finalist at the Montreal ‘Just for Laughs’ comedy festival. Steve tours nationally and internationally with Pablo Francisco doing stand-up at all the Improv Comedy Clubs in the US and theaters in Europe. Kramer’s co-star will be former Kansas Citian Will C who has been seen on hit TV shows like USA Network’s ‘Monk’ and ‘Psych’ as well as A&E’s ‘Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels’. See them live at Stanford & Sons Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Next week, catch Trevor Moore, five year star of Comedy Central’s ‘The Whitest Kids U Know’ here at Stanford’s. Tonight, catch Ian Karmel on Conan on TBS discussing his appearance at Stanford’s in two weeks with the red-haired host of the show! You know, Stanford’s is popping up all over national television recently with a mention by Khloe Kardashian when she guest-hosted ‘Chelsea Lately’ and we were recently mentioned on Chris Hardwick’s Comedy Central show, @midnight.
For tickets or more information about any of these shows, call (913)400-7500 or go to stanfordscomedyclub.com.