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Famed Comic Louie Anderson plays PAC for ‘One Night Only’

Posted: February 5, 2009 5:06 p.m.
Updated: February 5, 2009 2:06 p.m.
 
The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (PAC) has announced that two-time Emmy award-winning comedian Louie Anderson will bring his act to the PAC main stage for one night only this March.

Organized in conjunction with the AT&T Champions Classic golf tournament being held at the Valencia Country Club, the special event "COC Presents: One Night Only with Louie Anderson" will take place 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

Expected to sell out quickly, tickets for this event will go on sale 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, in the PAC box office. Ticket prices are $35 for general admission, $25 for seniors and $20 for all students with ID.

"We are extremely excited to be able to present what is sure to be an evening of laughter and hilarity," said Adam Philipson, PAC managing director. "Because of his long and recognizable career, large national following and legendary standing in the comic world, Louie fits in perfectly with our desire to bring well-known and outstanding comedians to the PAC and to Santa Clarita."

Currently headlining his own show, "Louie Anderson: Larger Than Life," at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip, Anderson began his career in his native Minneapolis, Minnesota when friends dared him to perform.

Known as a "clean" comedian, much of Anderson's material stems from stories about his everyday experiences growing up in the Midwest, being one of 11 children, his relationship with his mother and having to deal with an alcoholic father.

His big break came in 1984 when he appeared on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson." Carson was so impressed with the comic that he called Anderson out for a rare and coveted "second bow."

The multi-talented performer went on to make a number of television and movie appearances, starring in comedy specials for HBO and Showtime - and eventually created the Emmy-winning Saturday morning cartoon series "Life with Louie" in 1995.

In 1996, Anderson starred in the CBS sitcom "The Louie Show," before landing a gig as the host of "Family Feud" in 1999. Anderson is also an accomplished author with three books to his credit, including the best-seller "Dear Dad: Letters From An Adult Child."

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