Friday, April 14, 2017
Lewis Black Sends Stanfords Shout Out!!!
A noteworthy bit of recognition for our pal Craig and update about weekend plans . . .
Craig Glazer: Salute From Lewis Black To Stanfords: Adam Hunter This Weekend
Lewis Black was the cover story in this weeks Kansas City Star Entertainment Section. Black will be at the Midland this month. The story was about how much Lewis loved Kansas City. Mostly he loved Stanford and Sons: "I knew I had made it big when I started selling out Stanfords in Westport.," said Black. He went on to say that Stanfords was 'the' hottest club in America at that time, the late 90's. We had a long and fantastic relationship with Lou.
Black played Stanfords many times as a young comic in the 80's and 90's as an opener and feature...late in the 90's he became a headliner. As Lewis name grew so did his crowds. Black had become a weekly regular on 'THE DAILY SHOW' and that got him attention. In fact he and Dave Attell were both in KC back to back at Stanords when they were nominated comic of the year by Comedy Central...their clips were played all day and night for days. Black won. His career exploded, so he moved to theaters and Casino's...more money. Later Lewis got movies and was a regular on late night tv shows and more. Lewis was kind enough to open our new spot at Legends back in 2007.
Stanfords launched so many stars in the 80's, 90's and early 2000's. Why? People like Lewis, Lisa Lamponelli, Jim Jefferies, Larry the Cable Guy, Ron White and so many more, were not big names at that time, so we gave them a chance and promotd all of them. Those who hit as mentioned became super stars and today make millions and play theaters and arenas nationwide...
This week see a star on the rise at Stanfords, Adam Hunter. Hunter was a Joe Rogan regular, Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing and now MMA fight host...yes MMA is in KC this weekend. Many of the fighters will attend shows when they aren't fighting at Sprint. Should be a fun holiday weekend. 913 400 7500 for tix or online stanfords comedy club.com. Legends, Village West. Shows 745/945 Tonight and Saturday