He’s back! Comedy legend and Emmy Award-winning comedian Louie Anderson returns to Las Vegas as he takes up comedic residency at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in the famed downtown casino’s showroom.
Fresh off his success on the ABC celebrity diving series “Splash,” Anderson is glad to be back on dry land.
“Diving is a lot like stand-up,” says Anderson. “You can’t go back once you’re up there. There’s only a shame walk. I gotta dive into the audience or dive into the pool.”
After his victorious departure from the show, Anderson will be diving back onto the comedy stage at the Plaza with an open-ended run beginning Wednesday, July 10. He will entertain audiences Wednesday through Saturday nights at 7 p.m.
Tickets will start at $59.95 for general admission and $101.95 for VIP seating and meet and greet after the show. Information on purchasing tickets will be available online at www.plazahotelcasino.com and vegas.com.
“We’re very excited to welcome Louie to the Plaza showroom,” said Michael Pergolini, general manager of the Plaza Hotel & Casino. “We thought it was a great partnership to have a comedy legend like Louie headline the Plaza’s legendary showroom that has been the home to many stars over the years. It’s great to have Louie here at the Plaza to entertain our guests and broaden the entertainment options downtown.”
Louie Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians working in Hollywood today. Sharing the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of 11 children in Minnesota, Louie crafted comedy routines that rang true for his early club audiences while reducing them to helpless fits of laughter.
Johnny Carson invited Louie to make his national television debut on the “The Tonight Show” in 1984, and the rest is history. “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Comic Relief,” as well as Showtime and HBO specials followed, making Anderson a household name. He has guest-starred in numerous sitcoms and dramas on television, and he has had memorable feature film roles in “Coming to America,” opposite Eddie Murphy, and the classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
In 1995, Anderson put his creative energies to work on the Saturday morning award-winning animated series “Life with Louie.” The long-running series based on Louie’s own childhood 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, most significantly, two Emmy Awards.
His bestselling books include “Dear Dad – Letters From An Adult Child,” a collection of alternately touching and outrageous letters from Anderson to his late father, and “Good-bye Jumbo…Hello Cruel World,” a self-help book for those who struggle with self-esteem issues, as only an award-winning comedian could write it.
Anderson also recently finished writing his newest installment on family, “The F Word, How to Survive Your Family,” and starred on his own stand-up special, “Big Baby Boomer,” on CMT.