A great opportunity exists this week for anyone in or around Kansas City who wants to laugh. The great Jimmie "JJ" Walker is in town, along with Todd Link and Tai Fu Panda. This combination makes for a fantastic evening of laughs.
Jimmie "JJ" Walker is best known for his comedy in "Good Times", a sitcom from the 1970s. It centered around a Black family living in a down-and-out part of Chicago. The family consisted of the parents and three children. Jimmie Walker played "JJ," the oldest son, also known as Kid "Dyn-o-Mite!" "Good Times" provided a good, family show that touched on controversial issues of the time, which are still prevalent today, with a humorous touch. The show still runs on TV1 and possibly some other channels. Jimmie Walker went on to be in other shows, and has been doing stand-up comedy for quite some time. For all of this, he has been awarded many awards. His comedy, while providing a lot of laughs, touches on many issues of today's society. His stand-up covers subjects such as the political scene, local news, television commercials, racism, the economy, and cell phones. He absolutely despises what cell phones have done to people. He says that "cell phones have made us dumber and stupider." He also believes that no one talks anymore, and because of this, ruins relationships. Through his comedy, he brings humor to some tough subjects.
Todd Link is comedian who travels with Jimmie "JJ" Walker. He has been part of this act for several years now. His comedy covers a variety of topics, but mostly includes the audience. He helps to set the stage for Jimmie "JJ" Walker--and he does it well. He warms up the crowd, helping to get them involved. Todd Link is a funny guy, bringing humor in a variety of ways.
Tai Fu Panda is a local comedian. He performs around the Kansas City area. His material mostly is geared toward the younger crowd, but is humorous, none the less.
Stanford & Sons Comedy Club is located in The Legends shopping center in western Kansas City, Kansas. The venue is intimate and provides a cozy atmosphere. Please note that, beyond the ticket price, there is a one item per person minimum purchase from the menu. Showtimes for this week are Friday at 7:45pm and 9:45pm, Saturday at 7:45pm and 9:45pm, and Sunday at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at http://www.stanfordscomedyclub.com/ or by calling 913-400-7500.
Proverbs 15: 13 says, "A glad heart lights up the face," (New American Bible, 1987, Wichita, KS: Devore & Sons, Inc. Make it a point to enjoy some laughter whenever possible. It is good for the spirit.