Louie Anderson

Stand-Up Comedian, Actor and Television Host

Louie Anderson Biography

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 series "Family Feud" or his appearances on 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.

At the beginning of his career, Louie won the first-place trophy at the 1981 Midwest Comedy Competition. Henny Youngman, who hosted the competition, recognized 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, "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 childrens' 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 JumboHello Cruel World," self-help for those who struggle with self-esteem issues, as only an award-winning comedian could write it. He also wrote "The F Word, How to Survive Your Family" and signed on as a cast member of ABC's reality diving show, "Splash."

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Louie Anderson Videos

Louie Anderson Stand Up - 2009 - YouTube
LOUIE ANDERSON - Standup Comedian Video - YouTube
Louie Anderson - YouTube

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Louie Anderson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Louie Anderson for your event is $20,000 - $50,000. Louie Anderson generally travels from Las Vegas, NV, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Louie Anderson for an upcoming event.

Louie Anderson Videos

Louie Anderson Stand Up - 2009 - YouTube
LOUIE ANDERSON - Standup Comedian Video - YouTube
Louie Anderson - YouTube
Louie Anderson's Gambling Story - @OpieRadio @JimNorton ...
Louie Anderson 1987 - YouTube

Louie Anderson News

  • Louie Anderson channels his mother for 'Baskets' role

    Louie Anderson, the comic and author, is right now delivering one of the year’s great performances on “Baskets,” a melancholy FX comedy about a bitter man in search of beauty. That is Chip Baskets, played by series co-creator Zach Galifianakis, whose training in French artistic clowning has taken him no further than a rodeo in Bakersfield. Anderson, 62, plays his mother, Christine.

  • TV Performer of the Week: Louie Anderson, ‘Baskets’

    Whatever ambivalence I have towards Baskets (which I reviewed back in January) on the whole, I could not be more sure of my love for Louie Anderson’s role in it. The stand-up comic and actor plays Christine Baskets, mother to Chip (and Dale) Baskets, both played by Zach Galifinakis. Anderson is, of course, in drag, but somehow it never feels like he is. Instead, he instantly morphs into a 60-something year-old mother in Bakersfield, CA, with grown sons and an addiction to Costco.

  • Louie Anderson makes a big name for himself as 400-pound ...

    Nobody can say that Louie Anderson doesn't dive in head first to take on a challenge. The 59-year-old, 400-pound comic has built a career dredging up a ...

  • Comedian Louie Anderson still hurting from "Splash" diving mishap ...

    Anderson, who weighs more than 400 pounds, was trying to do a flip from the 5- meter board when he slammed into the water.

  • Photos: A victorious loss for Louie Anderson on ABC's 'Splash' - Las ...

    Not the end, but the beginning. A loss, but still victorious. That was Palace Station headliner comedian Louie Anderson's attitude ...

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