Louie Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians ever. From the time when Johnny Carson first introduced him to a national audience in 1984 to his time as host of Family Feud to selling out comedy clubs across the country, he has millions of fans.
His work over the years has earned him three Emmy Awards. He’s been named one of the top 100 comedians by Comedy Central, and he’s written three books. But it’s his latest role that’s gaining him some of the highest acclaim of his career. On the hit FX series Baskets, he plays Christine, the matriarch of a family that includes twins, both played by Zach Galifianakis. Louie says it’s a role that allows him to channel and honor the memory of his late mother.
He explains how he tries to make Louie Anderson disappear in the part and fully channel this woman. And it’s working. It’s earning him some of highest praise and critical acclaim of his career.
Louie celebrates turning 64 and reveals why this success later in life is such a great and unexpected joy. He also opens up about his difficult childhood with his father and how he hopes he serves as an inspiration for others who feel alone.
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