STANDING ON STAGE in the room at Palace Station that will soon brandish his name, Louie Anderson tells members of the media that he’s getting old and that at this phase of his career he has accomplished everything that he ever wanted when he began in comedy some three decades ago.
“I thought 50 was just a number. Fifty is a condition,” he said.
Don’t be fooled.
Louie, now 57, is better than ever. He recalls, to the day (November 21, 1984), when he was performing with the likes of Jim Carrey, Andrew “Dice” Clay and Bob Saget at the Comedy Store at the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas.
Louie, with more than 30 years in the biz, still incessantly tests new material, perfecting his act that will open at the new Louie Anderson Theater at Palace Station on September 7. “After 31 years of stand-up comedy, I’m happy to say I have never been better on stage,” he said.
Louie is our new headliner at the new Louie Anderson Theater. His show, officially titled Louis Anderson LOL presented by Bonkerz Comedy Productions, opens September 7 at 8:30pm. Louie will perform nightly Tuesday – Saturday at 8:30pm. He has already invited big-name guests to perform at his theater, name-dropping Roseanne Barr, Arsenio Hall and Carrey as possible future “announced and unannounced” guests.
Here’s video of Louie at the media event explaining why he and Station Casinos are very much a good match.
Here are a few more zingers from Louie’s media day, followed by Louie’s appearance on the Craig Ferguson show, plugging his big opening at Palace Station.
- That’s how you judge life, by the food spread they put out for you. I remember my first opening… bread sticks.
- I like when they put lights on it so you can find your way to the food.
- Should I have a theater named after me? Why not?
- I am user-friendly. I’m the new Apple product. I’m the new lumpy iPad. I’m the iPaddle.