LIVE entertainment

Louie Anderson

June 8 & 9


6:30 pm doors
7:30 pm show

Great River Arts is proud to present “The Big Underwear Tour!” starring Emmy Award winning comedy legend Louie Anderson with special guest Jason Schommer on Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th at 7:30 PM at the Great River Arts Center in downtown Little Falls.  For only two unforgettable nights Louie Anderson is making a rare tour stop in central Minnesota as he travels the country playing to sold out clubs, theaters and concert halls.  

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Louie Anderson is no stranger to Little Falls!  A favorite stop on his busy tour schedule, Louie says “I love Minnesota and it’s always great to play Little Falls!  The shows there are always made special by such incredible audiences.  Every town should have a Great River Arts in it.  My mom would have loved Little Falls!”.  Now Louie is back by popular demand as he tours to support his brand new comedy special Big Underwear and his hit book Hey Mom! Stories for My Mother, but You Can Read Them Too.  Louie Anderson has won both the primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his universally praised performance of Christine Baskets on FX’s Baskets.  He has made regular appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Conan, The View, This Is Not Happening and also Drunk History where he played Winston Churchill on Comedy Central, as well as many surprise cameo appearances in numerous films and specials.  He wowed audiences with his 10 meter high dive on Splash, hosted for many years the popular game show Family Feud and has appeared in such classic TV shows asTouched by An Angel, Scrubs, Ally McBeal and Remington Steel to name just a few; Louie even won another Emmy for his animated television series Life with Louie.  His scene stealing performances in the movies Coming to America and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off have made him a favorite on the big screen as well.  This fall Louie will be filming the movie Heft based on the best-selling novel by Liz Moore and starring opposite Academy Award winner Renee Zellweger (Chicago the Musical, Bridget Jones Diary) and Owen Teague (It).  Now he is back and hitting the stage on this very special tour stop in Little Falls with all new material.  Audience members will be delighted to get a rare glimpse of a comedian in his prime up close and personal in one of the most intimate stops on his tour.  

Joining Louie onstage is longtime opening act Jason Schommer.  Jason is a Little Falls native who has worked in New York on the The Rosie O’Donnell Show.  Jason has worked with Louie Anderson for many years in both his Las Vegas show and touring on the road as his opening act, as well as behind the scenes in Hollywood on Baskets as Louie’s stand in.  Jason recently released his debut live comedy album and can be seen performing regularly at comedy clubs, theatres and storytelling events such as The Moth and StorySlam MN.