You may remember his smiling face as Coach Graham Lubbock from “Growing Pains” and “Just The Ten of Us.” That’s comedian Bill Kirchenbauer, a Lake Travis resident and entertainer who is bringing his comedic styling to the Lake Travis community in the form of an upscale comedy club in Sonesta Bee Cave called Uncle Crazie’s Comedy Club.
A comedy club in the Sonesta Bee Cave? Tell me more!
It has been Bill’s vision for quite some time to bring something new to Lake Travis. And if anyone knows comedy, it’s Bill.
His zest for impersonations and ventriloquism launched his career when he won a stand up competition in Los Angeles in 1978.
Then he appeared on Late Night With David Letterman and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Carson, the King of Late Night, immediately booked Bill for 10 more appearances and the rest is history.
Today he’s a veteran of fourteen Tonight Shows, specials on HBO and Showtime, sit-coms, movies and more.
A Cleaner Comedy Club
What you might not know is Bill has lived in Lake Travis for 11 years, witnessing all of the amazing growth in the community first-hand. His patience paid off because when the Sonesta Bee Cave opened, he saw something special — the perfect venue for the high-end comedy club Bill has been dreaming of.
Uncle Crazies will not be the dark, foul-mouthed, smoke-filled comedy club of the past. This will be an eclectic venue with Las Vegas inspired shows that could include acts like magicians, hypnotists, ventriloquists, comedians, murder mysteries, and maybe even an Elvis tribute artist or two.
As Bill explains, “The possibilities are endless. Just think of it! You can cut two hours out of the babysitter’s fees by not having to go downtown for date night — a classy comedy club right here in your own backyard.”
Bill’s excited about bringing great comedians and entertainers to Lake Travis that will be perfectly suited for audiences young and old.
“Residents deserve a nice club without the filthy material that permeates some of the other comedy clubs around. I think lots of people don’t even consider comedy clubs these days because it means you have to drive downtown and fight the traffic and the college crowds — the whole night is about logistics, not comedy. Uncle Crazies will cure that!”
Grand Opening Weekend
Bill will host two grand opening nights on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 with a show that stars Roger Kabler, an incredible Robin Williams tribute artist, direct from Las Vegas.
“If you never got to experience Robin Williams in concert doing his famous stand-up routines, now is the time,” adds Bill.
Also performing is comedian Andy Huggins, “the funniest person in Houston” who has not only been performing stand-up but was also commissioned to write for Jay Leno (The Tonight Show) and Billy Crystal (The Academy Awards). “He’s the real deal,” laughs Bill.
If you need a dose of laughter — and you’re 21 or older — you can purchase tickets online for Uncle Crazie’s grand opening weekend.