Louie Anderson to stop at The Ritz Dec. 27

Ticket sales to begin Wednesday

PHOTO SUBMITTED A publicity still of Louie Anderson.

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 standup specials and sitcoms and he continues to tour the country performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Anderson is to make a tour stop Dec. 28 at The Ritz Theatre in Tiffin.

As a standup, he shares the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of 11 children in Minnesota. Anderson 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 his national television debut on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1984.

The rest is history. Leno, Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “Comic Relief,” Showtime, HBO and CMT specials followed, including hosting the legendary game show, Family Feud, making Anderson a household name and opening doors for him as an actor. He has guest starred in sitcoms such as “Grace Under Fire” and dramas such as “Touched by an Angel” and “Chicago Hope,” and he has had memorable featured roles in film comedies such as “Coming to America,” opposite of Eddie Murphy, and the classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. Performance cost $20, $30, $40 and $50. For ticket information contact The Ritz Theatre Box Office at (419) 448-8544 or at www.ritztheatre.org.

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