Louie Anderson brings his comedy to the Orpheum Theater main stage on Friday, March 10 at 8 pm with special guest Jason Schommer.
Tickets are $36.50 - on sale now at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center KELOLAND Box Office, online through www.Ticketmaster.com, and charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.
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.
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. 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.
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 two Emmy Awards.