Threatt has been playing the comedy game for more than 20
years. Elliott first released CD, "Biscuits Made From
Scratch and Other Funny Stuff," was nominated for a Grammy
. "Biscuits" is available at area Barnes and Nobles
or just click HERE
to order it.
for Best Spoken Comedy Album in the
Other nominees: Robin Willams,
Dennis Miller, George Carlin , Jimmy Fallon
|Growing up around greatness...
Threatt was the youngest boy of 4 children. His parents
were very active in the early civil
rights movement. James Threatt, Elliotts father, was one
of the first black elected officials in the state of New
and the nation.
young Elliott watched the likes of great Jackie Robinson, tennis
pioneer Arthur Ashe and noted poet Langton Huges visit his home
for dinner. One week before he was assassinated, Martin Luther
King sat at the Threatt dinner table.
the years I watched as my father made public speeches, using
his humor and wit to defuse tense situations." states Elliott.
high school in Kansas City, Elliott accepted a tennis scholarship
to play for the University of Missouri. He started stand-up
comedy in his first year of college and was soon hooked.
Hooked so bad that the next year he quit tennis to concentrate
all his free time on comedy.
early comedy partners included Sinbad, Dennis Miller, Louie
Anderson and the late Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison. After
college he moved to Los Angeles and began show casing the
Improvisation and Comedy Store. He was a regular and house
EMCEE at the famed Ice House in Pasadena. At the age of
22 Elliott became a national touring headliner. He was runner
up for Ellen Degeneres in the Showtime's Funniest in America
several years in L.A he moved back to Kansas City to host a
local TV variety show on the FOX affiliate. That is when he
met his wife Katheryn who he now has 3 children with. Elliott
continues to headline around the country, hosted his own radio
show, appearing on shows such as A&E Comedy on the road,
Showtime, Comedy Club Network and HBO's Comic Relief!
has toured musical concerts with famed stars Patti LaBelle to
George Jones. He most recently won the HBO U.S.Comedy Art Open
Award in Kansas City.
is not only a great family man and comic but he is a successful
Kansas City business owner and great contributor to the community.