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Louie Anderson Bio
Louie Anderson’s Emmy award winning road to success has not been free of obstacles. On October 19, 1978, young Louie Anderson, from humble origins, jumped on stage for the first time in a 50-seat comedy club in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The debut was the result of a dare from a coworker at a children’s home where Louie worked as a counselor for abused children.
“The first time I was on stage I wasn’t as nervous as you might expect.” Louie Anderson recollects. “I remember that whatever jitters I felt were overwhelmed by the exciting prospect of all the attention and love seated in front of me. With the first laugh, I knew I was hooked, a junkie for life.”
Louie Anderson has a compulsive personality in need of more laughs and bigger audiences. It did not take the fledgling comedian long to become a big fish in that little club. At first, Anderson drew on his obvious obesity for laughs. “My first words were ‘Seconds, please,’ Most kids in kindergarten napped on a little rug. I had a braided 9 by 12.” By accident, he discovered his large family (Louie is tenth of eleven children) to be another gold mine of material. “My dad never hit us when I was a kid. He carried a gun.” The jokes just kept flowing.
In 1981, Louie Anderson was named a winner as the St. Louis Comedy Competition, where he met Henny Youngman and began to write jokes for the King of one-liners. The next year, acting on the encouragement of friends, Louie headed for the bigger pastures of Los Angeles. Leaving home in his 1976 Malibu Classic with $800.00 in his pocket and a full tank of gas, Louie was headed for the big time.
In 1985, unsuccessful at landing a deal with a network, Anderson went back to Minneapolis and with the support of his hometown, produced his own comedy special which was later sold to SHOWTIME. Proving his widespread appeal, it became the highest rated program that month on the cable network.
Louie Anderson moved on to countless appearances with JAY LENO, DAVID LETTERMAN, ARSENIO HALL, PAT SAJAK, JOAN RIVERS, and on “COMIC RELIEF.” He even co-starred in such television shows as “GRACE UNDER FIRE”, “REMINGTON STEELE,” and the feature films “QUICKSILVER,” “COMING TO AMERICA” and the animated feature film, “BEBE’S KIDS,” in which Louie Anderson’s voice is that of a lead character, in a 1988 People Magazine article, Anderson allowed one of the letters to be published. Overwhelming response from fans persuaded Louie Anderson to publish the letters as a book, which resulted in the national best seller, Dear Dad – Letters From An Adult Child.
Mirroring millions of other adult children of alcoholics, the book depicted Louie’s often painful and always touching relationship with his alcoholic father. In 1990, Anderson’s mother, a source of much of his comedy material, died suddenly. As with his fathers death, the loss had a profound effect on Louie. Having already done three comedy specials for SHOWTIME and HBO, Louie took some time to examine his life, fame, success and family. Three years later with the painstaking experience of self-evaluation behind him-Louie penned a second book. “Good-Bye Jumbo. Hello Cruel World,” which was published by Viking. His fourth comedy special “Louie in St. Louie,” which many called his best ever, aired on the SHOWTIME network that same year.
In recent years, Louie Anderson has performed throughout America to sold out audiences in concert halls and comedy clubs. Additionally, he is a frequent featured performer at Bally’s Celebrity Room in Las Vegas.
Louie Anderson now brings to television his stand-up comedic talent that has entertained audiences for seventeen years through an animated series entitled “Life with Louie” for the Fox Children’s Network, which the co-created with Matt O’Callaghan. The series highlights Anderson’s writing and voice-over talents as the narrator, Little Louie and Little Louie’s dad. After a debut as a Christmas special in 1994, the series began in the fall of 1995 and has since climbed to the position of #1 animated show on Saturdays. In 1997, “Life with Louie” received The Humanities Prize for children’s animation writing for the second year in a row. and the Genesis Award for it’s ethical treatment of animals. In addition, in 1997 “Life with Louie” was awarded an Emmy Award.
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