Richard Christy Hung Out With Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes at a Charity Event in Kansas City

“I guess for Southeast Kansas I’m kind of a celebrity,” the Stern Show staffer says

June 10, 2024

Stern Show staffer Richard Christy returned to the heartland recently to hang out with a handful of other famous Kansas City natives at Big Slick, a star-studded charity event boasting big names from comedians Heidi Gardner and Rob Riggle to actors Paul Rudd and Eric Stonestreet as well as star Kansas City Chiefs players Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, to name a few.

“It’s a charity for the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City — it’s great,” Richard told listeners on Monday morning. “They raised almost four million dollars this year.”

Richard Christy posing with "Weird Al" Yankovic and Kevin Rahm Richard Christy posing with “Weird Al” Yankovic and Kevin Rahm Photo: Getty Images

The heavy-metal drummer and prank call aficionado told Howard he gets invited every year by Stonestreet. “I don’t consider myself a celebrity, but I’m part of [the event],” Richard said. “I’ve played drums there before, and it helps that I’m from around the Kansas City area. I guess for Southeast Kansas I’m kind of a celebrity.”

Howard and co-host Robin Quivers questioned whether Richard was famous enough to warrant an invite, but the staffer told them he was actually a big hit with several Stern Show fans in attendance, including “Good Morning Football” host Peter Schrager and “Hot Ones” host Sean Evans. “There are some people who get excited to see me, believe it or not,” Christy laughed.

Richard enjoyed all Big Slick had to offer, from the barbecue to the sketch comedy performances, but the lifelong Chiefs fan seemed most excited to spend quality time with Kelce, who in addition to being an All-Pro tight end happens to be Taylor Swift’s boyfriend. “He’s the nicest, sweetest, most down to earth guy,” Christy said of Kelce, adding, “He remembers me [and] gives me a big hug when he sees me, which is mind-blowing.”

“Wow, look at you palling around,” Howard marveled.

 “[Richard’s] a big ticket in Kansas City,” Robin agreed.