It’s been like for-ev-er since Kansas City has had a comedy club. A real comedy club. You know, like Stanford & Sons.
As of right now, that’s about to change. Because Stanford’s on Broadway is slated to open in late August in the Uptown Theater‘s “Conspiracy Room.”
“I’m going to sign the lease today,” says Stanford’s main man Craig Glazer. “So we’ll be open by the end of August barring some unforeseen circumstances. We’ll start with comic Mike Steenberg and then I’m going to call in some favors and bring in some big names early on.
“Right now we’re in the process of getting the room ready and getting it staffed. We’ll be open Friday and Saturday nights for the first six weeks and in the end, I think it will be Wednesday through Saturday.”
“You’ll be able to enter from either the comedy club or on Broadway. And people can go in there and hang out before or after the comedy club shows. And hopefully, we’ll be able to have a DJ in there and the room will stay open after the second show and people can to to the nightclub and just hang out until 1:30 a.m.
“In a couple weeks we’ll have more information. It’s funny, we haven’t had a nightclub since Johnny Dare‘s closed in 2003.”
There’s a thought; what about naming it Johnny Dare’s again?
“Yeah right,” Glazer quips. “You name it Johnny Dare’s.”
“Probably in three to four weeks we’ll have everything mapped out – we’ve got about six weeks to get everything done. Luckily, the room in 90 percent ready to go.”