Friday, June 09, 2017
James Johann Joins Standfords Lineup
Behind the scenes with Craig this weekend . . .
Blue Collar Star James Johann At Stanfords This Weekend
It was Larry The Cable Guy, Ron White, Bill Engvall and James Johann who were the original 'Blue Collar Tour.' Their big days began at Universal Studios Theater in Los Angeles. Sold out shows and our guy James Johann the first man up. James had just signed with William Morris Agency, he was discovered right here in Kansas City at a showcase at Stanford and Sons in Overland Park. Johann had allready been a hot comic all over the country at the time. After the 'Blue Collar Tour' took off, management decided to have Johann and The Cable Guy do theater and stadium events together, just the two of them. In fact they did Kemper Arena during that run and James played even with Larry that night. Sold out show in front of over 10,000 right here in KC.
Since those days James went on a two man tour with Jeff Foxworthy, became radio's 'Rural Genius', got his own show on CMT, had a show on Comedy Central and late night with Craig Ferguson. He's been busy, besides doing comedy clubs all over the nation for years. James took time out to raise his daughter and area comics like Jeff Vaughn his co star this weekend at Stanfords, improve their acts. He is a wonderful, clean cut performer with plenty of KC fans. James grew up in this area, Miami County.
You can see James Johann with Jeff Vaughn this weekend at Stanfords. For tickets call 913 400 7500 or get them online at stanfordscomedyclub.com. As most know Stanfords is at the Legends, Village West, next to Dave and Busters. You will be glad you came. Shows at 745/945pm this Friday and Saturday night. Next week 'clean comedy' with God's little smart pants Michael Joyner and Elliot Threat both have emmy and grammy nominated comedy albums.