The hottest comedy show on cable is Chelsea Lately…
And Stanford and Sons has been a feeder for her guests the last two years. We’re lucky to be associated with booking agencies like CAA, APA and Gersh. These agencies out of LA and New York represent 90% of her guest comics.
So when offered the opportunity – realizing she was the next big thing in comedy on TV – I began signing almost all her people. Recently we’ve had Dov Davidoff, Mo Mandel and Ilza Shelsinger to name a few. Now all of them have TV series or movies. Our biggest Chelsea find was clearly TJ Miller who’s as hot as anyone out there today.
You have to give Chelsea credit for being willing to share her stardom with so many young comics.
Nobody else has been as helpful to up and comers since the days of Johnny Carson and the old Tonight Show.
And Thursday Chelsea gave Stanford’s and KC some love.
She said that two of her top stars, Josh Wolf and Chris Franjola will be in Kansas City at Stanford and Sons. What was kinda funny was she also said, "Now Kansas City is in KANSAS."
Well not all of it – not quite – but we certainly are.
Josh Wolf is now Handler’s lead writer. He also stars with Chelsea on her "After Show" that follows her current talk show. Josh is best known for his regular role on My Name Is Earl and he also co-starred with Larry the Cable Guy on Larry’s last tour, including the KC stop.
Josh was another guy we spotted in 2007. He came in with April Macie as her opening act co star. Now he’s a hot headliner that sells out. You can see him at Stanford’s at the end of April.
Chris Franjola now has kinda taken over for Josh on the Chelsea Lately show. He’s usually on at least weekly and Chris will be at Stanford’s the last week of March.
Naturally we were flattered to get the love from Chelsea since as some of you in the comments section have noted, nobody’s ever heard of me or Stanford’s