Comedian Louie Anderson at the LOL Comedy Festival
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The last date listed for Louie Anderson was Saturday July 31, 2010 / 8:00pm.
Join Louie Anderson for Showtime,s taping of the LOL Comedy Festival at the California Theatre! Louie Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians working in Hollywood today, loved by the television audiences who never missed his nightly hit game show Family Feud or his appearances on the late night chat shows. He is adored by standing-room-only crowds in Las Vegas and respected by readers of his books. He is worshiped by the rising comics he mentors and encourages with his honesty and wisdom.
Sharing the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of eleven children in Minnesota, Louie crafted comedy routines that rang true for his early club audiences while reducing them to helpless fits of laughter, routines that led him from his career as a counselor to troubled children to the first-place trophy at the 1981 Midwest Comedy Competition. Henny Youngman, who hosted the competition, recognized the diamond-in-the-rough genius of the young comic and hired him as a writer, providing invaluable experience that soon put Louie in his own spotlight on comedy stages all over the country.
Johnny Carson, the comedy icon for several generations of rising stars, invited Louie to make his national television debut on the The Tonight Show in 1984, and the rest is history. Leno, Letterman, “Comic Relief” and Showtime and HBO specials followed, making Louie a household name and opening doors for him as an actor. He has guest-starred in sitcoms like _Grace Under Fire _and dramas like Touched by an Angel and Chicago Hope, and he has had memorable featured roles in film comedies like Coming to America, opposite of Eddie Murphy, and the classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. He is also host of the hilarious Comedy Showcase, the late-night series that follows Saturday Night Live.
In 1995 Louie put his creative energies to work on the Saturday morning animated series Life with Louie. The long-running series based on Louie’s own childhood and his life with his father won three Humanitas Prizes for writing on a children’s animated series, making him the only three-time recipient of this award. It also earned a Genesis Award for its depiction of the proper treatment of animals and, most significantly, two Emmy Awards.
His best-selling books include Dear Dad – Letters From an Adult Child, a collection of alternately touching and outrageous letters from Louie to his late father, and Good-bye Jumbo…Hello Cruel World_, self-help for those who struggle with self-esteem issues, as only an award-winning comedian could write it. Louie recently finished writing his newest installment on family life,_The F Word, How To Survive Your Family.
Currently Louie is traveling the States doing what Louie loves to do: stand-up comedy while delivering his inimitable brand of humor and warmth.