Saturday, November 11, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY LOUIS C.K. #METOO COMEDY CRISIS: WITCH HUNT OR LOCAL GENDER EQUALITY RECKONING?!?!



In the aftermath of jerky sexual misconduct revelations by renowned comedian Louis C.K., denizens of the Kansas City comedy scene and local progressive activists are abuzz with chatter regarding local implications.

As usual, our pal and TKC contributor Craig Glazer is at the center of the controversy thanks to a Facebook post he has since deleted.



Here's a look at the note which has now earned hundreds of shares and thousands of comments:



In an EXCLUSIVE TKC INTERVIEW with the Stanford and Sons Comedy Club Comedy club owner Craig Glazer, the local media mogul offers more insight into his social media statement that sparked a firestorm.

First off, a case of bad timing seems to be the initial point of controversy. The post was penned in the morning and the admission of Louis C.K. and his statement of regret wasn't reported until later in the afternoon.

Mr. Glazer explains his thinking:

"I had been getting a ton of calls to do interviews on the subject but I didn't want to do that . . . Looking around I noticed everyone jumping to conclusions and getting on their high horse. What I found strange is that no one had any real knowledge of the situation. My comment was from the perspective of someone who has actually worked with Louis C.K. and wants to know the whole story before I vilify anyone . . . On social media, the presumption of innocence is absolutely nonexistent. As of this moment, there's no criminal charge . . . That's where I was coming from with my comment."

Still, as a media insider, Craig Glazer offers a fact check regarding entertainment district reality . . .

"Context is important. We've all heard about the casting couch and women willingly using sex or their sexuality to get ahead. That's not to say that anyone deserves to be assaulted. In fact, I support women standing up for themselves and calling the police if they're attacked which makes a lot more sense then waiting years later to voice their concerns. As for the complaints about power relationships -- At the time of these allegations, Louis C.K. was not a very powerful entertainer and he couldn't have made much of an impact on the careers of these women one way or another. That is a fact. But more than that, I wanted to point out that most people aren't speaking from experience when they make these wild assertions about comedians."

Craig Glazer contends that he has always given the benefit of the doubt to his colleagues and this is backed up by another local controversy. In a recent story about a Kansas City comedian accused of murder, Craig Glazer served as the voice of reason in the story of Mike Smith - A JoCo comedian who now confronts suspicion of drug dealing and a related homicide.

"In that case, I said the same thing. Let's wait until the investigation is complete. Let's get both sides of the story before we rush to convict a guy," Mr. Glazer said. "When a mob really gets going, there are very few people willing to stand up and talk about fairness for everyone involved. In that sense, there is a witch hunt mentality that's rampant in social media which wants to paint everyone with the same brush because of a political disagreement. All of a sudden, if you have a reasonable argument with a person, you're cast as an enemy . . . It's a about silencing any questions and destroying the opposition, not creating a real conversation."

A final word from the Stanford & Sons owner on the controversy deserves to be highlighted . . .

Craig Glazer: "Louis C.K. obviously has some problems and needs some help. But the bigger deal here is that so many people are using this kind of issue to for their own political or personal gain. If you don't jump aboard their bandwagon then you also become a target - And that is the same kind of thinking that led to the Salem Witch Trials, Nazism and McCarthyism.  The discussion has become so toxic that people would rather avoid it or just agree out of fear. People don't think that widespread (political) intimidation can happen in the U.S. but through the course of history we've seen it before and that same kind of threat is creeping up again . . . "

On the other hand . . .

A celebrated Kansas City female comedian disagrees with Mr. Glazer and casts him as an apologist . . . And much worse.



In a late night video, Susanna "Lucky-Deluxe" Lee  shared a litany of details and accusations against not only Mr. Glazer but also calling out a host of comedians and comedy club owners throughout her career.

She later deleted her Facebook Live video but in the aftermath left her fans with this barb against Mr. Glazer and a joke  . . .



TKC spoke with Lucky this afternoon and she offered big picture perspective on comedy scene indiscretion which she has encountered:

Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe: "This isn't just about Louis C.K. or Harvey Weinstein. The backward attitudes that work against females are prevalent in Kansas City and so many places across the country I've toured. Sooner or later, the people involved in this kind of behavior are going to have to answer for their actions."

In her late night live video, Lucky told one story after the next where fellow comedians and club owners had assaulted, harassed and intimidated her throughout the course of her career. She named names and offered examples of inappropriate touching, propositions and even attacks which she has endured. The stories culminated in a horrific scene she described in which she awoke to a colleague on top of her as she was forced to "play dead" in order to survive the attack.

Ms. Lee is taking time to organize her thoughts on this controversy with local implications and fans should look for more statements from her via Facebook.

Finally, the political aspect of this controversy threatens to bring nightlife entertainment talk into the light of day.

Former Missouri State Senate candidate and union leader Jessica Podhola has seized on the social media postings of Mr. Glazer and seems to want to hold him accountable.



While Ms. Podhola was unsuccessful in her bid for Statewide office and was defeated by a sound margin, she seems even more adamant and energized about this latest progressive movement.

Here's a glimpse of her calling out Stanfords . . .



And so, Craig Glazer remains one of the most high-profile denizens of Kansas City's entertainment industry amid changing times and worseing political divisions.



Following a torrent of social media uproar on the topic of comedy, misconduct and political correctness, it's unclear how things will wash out despite a flood of social media activism which hopes to change the culture and comedy scene of Kansas City.

Developing . . .

45 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Trump started the trend with his locker room talk and now the other side is having their say.

KC J.D. said...

Hate to say it, but Craig made some decent points here. Not sure how if it'll help him with the haters but he's got the right approach to the controversy that most of the media is missing

Anonymous said...

That post was epic. Craig should have left it. F the haters.

Angela K. said...

A reckoning is more like it. The level of misogyny in Kansas City media is unbelievable. There's no reason that all of the female reporters need to be wearing miniskirts. It's all like a strip show and in that kind of environment there is far too much room for misconduct.

Anonymous said...

more importantly, craig, how is your dad's golden retriever doing.

Anonymous said...

I hear they are starting a boycott. This won't be pretty.

Anonymous said...

in the right hands, even a golden retriever can move more money in day's work than 99% of the world population.

CG said...

My fathers dogs passed away sadly, he has two new dogs he loves. So do I. Thanks Tony for being a real news person and telling the truth. I simply tried to stand up for a talented person I knew and respected his work, not his behavior. I didn't know what he did or didn't do until later that day when he said sorry for acting badly. Clearly CK has some strange problems with his sexual fetish. I knew nothing of this when I knew him. Still we don't need to 'hang another witch' do we? If he did wrong he will have to face up and he at least acted badly to say the least. However to go out and FIND celebrities to attack and destroy isn't right either. If you have issue with someone on these matters call the police or file a lawsuit. If you choose to live on the wild side in the entertainment world than you do, male or female. I don't own Stanfords I am the face of Stanfords with my media presence. There are several owners. Comedy looks at the world and tries to make light of current events, people, places and things....sometimes its disturbing. Again I had no intention of going against womens rights or taking a side. I just felt somebody should say lets see more on this before we start hating and destroying. Hey stood up for Tommy Chong when he signed bongs and was sent to prison for it. Remember.

Anonymous said...

Nice post now when will Louis C.K. be appearing at Stanford's. It would draw a lot of badly needed publicity to that rat hole. Guaruteed sellout.

Anonymous said...

Anyone that remembers Kansas City Confidential in it's prime saw story after story done by Mr. Glazer on how he treated women and his views about it. To him it was all fun and games who cares what the women thought. This is the guy who was doing if I remember right a ménage à trois one night at his gigs in Fairway while a minor child was roaming his townhouse that belonged to one of his guests. Oh yes this is just one of the stories Mr. Glazer wrote a huge bragging story about. These public figures like Glazer who used their so called public power, fake wealth, and broken promises acts to lure women into their bedrooms, offices, hotels and any other location they picked to take advantage of them at are now being held accountable. What we are seeing here is abuse of power but being done by those in the entertainment business. Wonder if Glazer is over deleting stories he has penned at KCC in a attempt to destroy any evidence that may come back to haunt him. CK, Bob, Crosby and many others at least had enough sense to not go bragging on local websites of their actions. If I was Glazer I'd probably be having trouble sleeping knowing just one decent lawsuit would wipe his little tiny kingdom out. Maybe that minor child is an adult now and will come looking for Craig saying that night really messed his mind up? Sounds like a slam dunk winnable case to me.

Bark like the dogs you are bitches said...

Why does Jessica Podhola and other JaxCo Skirt-Dems keep quiet over Denny Waits and his demands for sex? Why won't Theresa Garza talk about what "Denny made her do?" Because they only want to talk about Republicans in a bad way! They are all fakes. Otherwise they would be Metooing all over Waits, Callahan and a lot of others.

Anonymous said...

The Unveiling of the Dirt Bags

LOL

Anonymous said...

Democrat women never turn in Democrat predators.

Anonymous said...

Garza and Waits? I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

Anonymous said...

Glazer haters HATE. SIMPLE AS THAT.

Anonymous said...


Most of the Hymiewood rapists, Weinstein, Toback,et al.. are jews, as is Louie CK..

and Glazer, natch. Big surprise they all blame their Shiksa victims.

Super Dave said...

I would say Susanna "Lucky-Deluxe" Lee is probably the one who is really telling the truth in this story.

Anonymous said...

This is a contrivance. No one in this town gives a rat's ass about Craig Glazer enough to love or hate him. Craig Glazer matters only in the mind of Craig Glazer.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^FTW

Anonymous said...

Too long - didn't read. Don't waste your time writing all this shit next time, Craig. Nobody gives a fuck about what you say. Pussy bitch.

Thunder said...

Craig nice to see Tony explain some of the haters angles. Bro its clearly about hating on you not this comic. You've done more in a week than they did in their lives. A fact. All nobodies who hide behind fake names. My fav is they are so jealous some don't even want other haters to lie on you so your name isn't up anywhere. Ride on my brother.

Anonymous said...

Losing ownership of your club and at a location less than a year don't sound like doing anything right fake name Glazer/Thunder

chuck said...

I don't know Glaze. The guy drops trou and starts flogging his Dolphin in front of chicks he HARDly knows.

He admits this, which is fine (Jesus, how fuckin embarrassing.), and seeks treatment. Great, but the offense is not mitigated with the admission to one of Harvey's favorite 'Treatment Centers'. He is guilty of at, the very least, some seriously perverted shit.

What the fuck is up with all these famous people jerkin off in front of strangers?

How do we prevent this in the future? Stop and frisk any entertainer in Hollywood with hair on his palms and a Seeing Eye Dog?

Gawd it's so fucked up.

What kind of treatment do they get?

Maybe some "Cock Work Orange" therapy where their eyes are pried open with toothpicks and they have to watch monkeys jack off all day in the zoo in front of tourists.

Very fucked up, but, Hollywood is a town full of pieces of shit.

Anonymous said...

Women like Garza are like Hillary in that picture. As long and they thing they can gain advantage, they do not mind giving a smile, a handjob or a blowjob. Or more for that matter. They do not #metoo because they got what they wanted. They do not care about "their sisters" because they know their sisters can get what they want the same way. Garza stayed silent because that was the deal. She might have liked the show? Has anyone just maybe thought that women like to see a show and women like all kinds of sex.

Anonymous said...

No No, a thousand times no! if Theresa was raped by Denny she needs to say so. She needs to quit hiding. He is still out there!

Anonymous said...

No one would get a hard on let alone "flog the dolphin" in front of this Podhola bitch.

Lets be real said...

Hillary looks like someone grabbed her pussy and she liked it!

Anonymous said...

Nobody gives two shits what any of these no-talent losers think.

Anonymous said...

KC Comedy has always been in a sad state. If you really want to break, local "talent" needs to go somewhere else.

Jkc said...

Agree with a lot of comments about Jessica. She is not in any place to be casting stones. She is one of the worse leaders in KCMO.

Anonymous said...

Is the woman in the picture name pronounced... pot-hole?

Crazy Clown said...

In the meantime I'll be watching the HOLLYWOOD Grammy Award show of all the Actresses wearing SKIMPY LOW CUT Dresses with their 6" stiletto's and those dresses with the long side slit all the up to the waist showing the Panties, as they SPIN & TWIRL for the cameras and photographers and do their Sexual Womanly Tease !!!

Then afterwards I'll be watching & Hearing complaints how they were starred at, and all eyes were upon them and photos were being taken of them and VIDEO's as they twirled and paraded themselves in their Skin Tight Dresses and 6" High Heels in front of every to NOTICE them, that they were hoping wouldn't Notice ????????????????


Yes go to the Gym and spend your money on workout gym memberships, for what ??

So when you SHOW OFF your HOTT BOD in some slinky outfit in public, you can accuse everybody of some sort of sexual harassment !!!!!

Wonder how many of these little Snowflake liberal Bitches have SELFIES posted all over instagram 1/2 naked or in sexy Lingerie or other web sites showing off their HOT BODS ,,,,,,

Reminder, WE already went thru this Phase of cry he harassed me bullshit, supposedly back in the 1990's and those attempts were found to be mostly political motivated, before the BILL CLINTON Incident and the BLOW JOB Fest at the White House !!

it was right after that JODIE FOSTER FILM where she was supposedly raped in a Bar for those that are old enough to remember that back then.

Also for those that are OLD Enough to remember the famous Tawana Brawley case of the 1980's which was so HYPED UP for publicity & attention and had everybody and their brother & sister believing the accusations that were made,,,,,, UNTIL ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

and made a fool out of everybody for believing it including the news media !!!

then came the wave of Copy Cats and set ups & Lawsuits, to try to make a buck !

Shit even GERALDO RIVERA and Al Sharpton were in on it pushing the HYPE,,,,,, UNTIL,,,,,,, it was discovered that ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

It was all a Made up lying HOAX !!!!!!

Now here we are again,,,, damn near the same thing decades later, as suddenly bunches of females are coming forward that somebody somewhere at sometime ,,, sum 25 to 40 years ago looked at them, smiled and said Hi' !!

Maybe shook their hand & patted them on the shoulder ,,,,

BUT they'll soin it as patted me on my ASS and tried to stick his Fingers up my ASS and then tried to bend me over so WE could listen to Country Star Crystal Gayles 1980's hit Don't it make my Brown Eye's Wink !

Yes these Communist Liberal Fem'Nazi's will soon have it IF you even look at them your committing some form of Sexual Harrasement and lord forbid should YOU ask any of them out on DATE,, you'd best PAY your LAWYER to go along with YOU on the 1st couple dates to cover your ass, in case she later tries to claim you Harassed her for Leaving a TIP for the waitress !!!

Screw that - TIP Money was for her you SOB,,, NOT the waitress !!!

Yup' a Whole New ERA is about to be USHERED IN where MEN and women will now have to WEAR "BODY CAMERAS" anywhere & Everywhere to record Everything to protect themselves against lies, bullshit, hype, and false accusations !!!

and to prove as well actual intentions too !!!

Now won't that be "SUPER SEXY" Chicks wearing Body Cameras everywhere and anywhere, the Gym, the pool, the grocery store, bars & clubs etc.

What a Hateful Society the Communist Feminist Fem'Nazi' liberals are trying to turn us into with their BS !!

Just tonight I was driving down the road and seen a Female stranded beside the road in her car broke down,,,, I just kept on going , she wasn't worth the effort time to try to help in any way,, only to be accused later of something I didn't do !

Women claim to just as good as men at everything - then FIX your own Fuckin' Vehicle Biatch !!!!!!!

Byron Funkhouser said...

It's not their fault that you're hateful.

I blame your parents.

Anonymous said...

WHY DO THE LIBERAL ELITES ALWAYS BUTTFUCK EACH OTHER OR DIDDLE WITH KIDS

Anonymous said...

YES 445 ARE YOU A RAPIST OR A BOY DIDILER

Anonymous said...

Denny is a predator. Someone should speak out.

Anonymous said...

Milo Yiannopoulos is not a liberal.

Anonymous said...

This gives us an idea of where Stanford's audience is at.

Byron Funkhouser said...

8:10, since when is Roy Moore an elite liberal?

Keith said...

.. I’ve known Craig most of my life… we grew up together… regardless of what one may think of him personally, and wrongly, he’s worked tirelessly to help local talent, while also bringing name entertainment to KC for the benefit of its denizens, for whom, and for reasons I don’t understand, he feels deeply connected. His biggest shortcomings are his generosity, his unwavering loyalty to friends, who rarely return the favor, and his misplaced devotion to providing enlightenment to a provincial backwater that repays him with petty jealousies and rancor, as if his personal life is anyone’s business… girls have always adored Craig; he looks good, he’s generous to a fault with his money, he’s funny and entertaining and oftentimes self-effacing. He doesn’t need “power of position” to meet girls... never has, and I’ve been right there over the years. KC is contemptuous of local celebrity because its people are bland and boring haters of anyone not of the same ilk… Cowtown indeed…

Steve Asher said...

Well said Keith. Glazer has done countless things for Kansas City, Westport and a hord of young comics. All I hear about him are good things. Nice to see your comments.

Anonymous said...

Come on Byron, we know you're fucking 12 year old girls, like every other good West Virginian.

Anonymous said...

You kept going because conservatives are all about themselves AND you're an asshole.

Anonymous said...

Holy shit did i actually read that someone thinks a 16 and under girl or boy for that matter wants to get assaulted on the casting couch to get ahead? Remember, its not just adults on that couch, and if someone jerked off on you unwantedly.... well I'd like to see what you'd do about it. Now, what if it was Louis CK?

Anonymous said...

If this guy could spell...well, he would still sound like a lunatic. So Nevermind.