Kansas City comedian Elliott Threatt is just as well known for his community service as for his stand-up. Proof: He was voted 2004 Businessman of the Year by the Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, and he was a 2008 Buck ONeil Legacy Seat honoree. Despite his appearances on BET and Showtime as well as being nominated for a Grammy for his 2001 album, Biscuits Made From Scratch and Other Funny Stuff, Threatt hasn't reached the heights of fellow comic Sinbad, with whom Threatt shares a stylistic kinship. Much like Sinbad, Threatt reminisces about growing up back in the day and he focuses on the humor that comes with raising a family, all while avoiding working blue. Even at that, Threatt's clean-cut comedy is more a hard PG than PG-13, and you could safely take your mom to see him as he headlines tonight through December 27 at Stanford's Comedy Club (1867 Village West Parkway in KCK). Call 913-400-7500 or see stanfordscomedyclub.com for showtimes and information.
Wed., Dec. 23; Fri., Dec. 25; Sat., Dec. 26; Sun., Dec. 27, 2009