Like many comedians, Louie Anderson has crystallized a lot of his early-life struggles into his stand-up routines, focusing on his childhood grapples with self-esteem and weight issues. In the thirty-plus years of his career, Anderson has grown from late night comic to family-friendly humor figure, most notably in his stint as Family Feud host in the late '90s and his Saturday morning cartoon series Life with Louie. In the years since, Anderson has made numerous appearances on television and written several books detailing his less-than-conventional upbringing as being the youngest child out of eleven children. But less acknowledged (or recognized) by remote control-wielding audiences is how respected Anderson is in the comedy world, and local audiences can gather 'round to see this larger-than-life huckster for a one-night turn at Laguna Playhouse tonight.
Fri., June 12, 7:30 p.m., 2015
Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers film and previously contributed to the OCW’s long-running fashion column, Trendzilla. Don’t ask her what her favorite movie is unless you want to hear her lengthy defense of Showgirls.