In barely one week superstar actor and comic Chris Tucker will headline Stanford & Sons comedy club at The Legends in Kansas City, Kansas.
“We just got him booked,” says Stanford’s main man Craig Glazer. “He’ll be at Stanford’s April 17, 18 and 19, which is Easter weekend. He’ll be doing one show on Thursday and two each night on Friday and Saturday.”
In addition to Tucker’s more recent role in the Academy Award-winning movie Silver Linings Playbook with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, he’s best remembered “rom when he was in the Rush Hour movies with Jackie Chan,” Glazer says. “And he played Smokey in the Friday movies. At one point he was the highest paid actor in Hollywood.”
As for what brings Tucker to town on such short notice, “He’s coming back out on the road because he’s going to do an HBO special and one more Rush Hour and one more Friday movie,” Glazer says. “All seats front-to-back both nights are $35 on Thursday and $40 on Friday and Saturday.”
Is Tucker the brightest star ever to grace the stage at Stanford’s?
“That’s a good question,” Glazer says. “I mean, we’ve had Larry the Cable Guy and Kevin Hart, but that was when they were on the way up before they got really big. But yeah, without a doubt, Chris Tucker will be the biggest, established star we’ve ever had when his career was still at its peak. It’s a big honor.”
Tickets are available online, at the club or by telephone at 913 400-7500. Owing to the last minute nature of the booking, online ticketing may not be available until Thursday.