It’s headlined “Glazers in your midst.” Lisa did a nice piece about the STANFORD AND SONS cartoon pilot being selected from hundreds around the world to be screened at the Montreal Comedy Festival‘s Just For Laughs next week.
Comedian Steve Kramer did all the animation, music and a boatload of work to make it happen. The show is an animated reality show based on the three Glazer Brothers who run (or ran until my brother Jack died recently) and operate Stanford and Sons comedy club. Steve recorded live events, then we went over past ones that really happened from my fight with Gallagher to my little brothers bank robberies back in the 80’s when they were teenagers.
People like train wrecks, especially funny ones. As Kramer told Lisa, “If the James Gang made love to the Three Stooges, their kids would be the Glazer Brothers.”
The program in Canada is in its 30th year. Montreal is known for bringing new talent to TV, stage and film, and one of their first big names was Robin Williams. The entire downtown is set up for shows and performances by everyone from Chelsea Handler and Bill Maher to Bobby Slayton and Seth Mcfarlane. It’s a who’s who of the comedy world. A Cannes Film Festival of Comedy.
My back up agent in New York, Roger Paul submitted our pilot in a few weeks ago. The fear was it was too inside and would only be funny to people who knew us.
Well, the folks in Montreal don’t know us, but we made the final five shows in the world – at least among those that were submitted. So yeah, I feel honored.
I’ll be there with Steve to show the video for the six or so TV/Reality Show and Website Series exec’s who will judge the program.
Either way it will be exciting. I’ve never been to Montreal or the festival.
The other nice thing is my little brother Jack, who is priceless in the pilot, will live on as a cartoon character. We have several other scenes with him before he died last year. Steve can also imitate his voice. My dad Stan, Grandpa Bennie and of course other KC folks and comics will also co star if there are more.
I hope so.
If you want to see the 10 minute pilot cartoon check it out here. Enjoy!