Louie Anderson

Drusky Entertainment Presents

Louie Anderson

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$29.00 - $45.00

This event is all ages

Louie Anderson
Louie Anderson
Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award® winner, is
one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy
Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His
career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of
his own stand-up specials and sitcoms and he continues to tour the country
performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.
In 2016 Anderson was cast to co-star along with Zach Galifianakis and
Martha Kelly in the hit FX comedy series Baskets. Anderson plays the
extraordinary role of Christine, the matriarch of the Baskets clan. He based
the character on his mother and his five sisters who were all a major
presence in his life. Anderson won an Emmy Award for Outstanding
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Christine Baskets in
2016. “I’m not as nice in the character as my mom was as a person. It
really is an extension of my mom, Anderson says, adding that he always
aims to make his performance “as real as possible” without “affecting or
cartooning it up. It felt like it was divine intervention when I got the call to
be on the show, that somehow my mom, from the great beyond, was finally
getting herself into show business where she truly belonged in the first
place.”
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 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, The
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, “Comic Relief” and Showtime, HBO and
CMT specials followed, including hosting the legendary game show, Family
Feud, 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.” In 2013, he took a dive on
the ABC reality series, “Splash” where he conquered his own fears while
becoming an inspiration of hope. His standup Special, “Big Baby Boomer”
premiered on CMT, in 2013. Also in that year, he competed and inspired on
the ABC reality competition show, Splash.
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, and his latest installment on family,
“The F Word, How To Survive Your Family.”
When not in production, Louie continues to tour, traveling the States doing
what Louie loves to do, Stand-Up Comedy. Louie again delivers to his fans
his inimitable brand of humor and warmth.
Venue Information:
Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
510 East 10th Ave
Munhall, PA, 15120
http://www.librarymusichall.com/