LAS VEGAS – COMEDY LEGEND LOUIE Anderson announced today that he will begin a new headlining residency at Palace Station on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, performing in what is currently Bonkerz Comedy Club Showroom. The change in venues is spurred by the comedian’s love of performing in a comedy club-style venue, while still remaining accessible to both locals and tourists alike. The new show will be a family-friendly show for all ages.
“I’ve had a great run at the Excalibur, but it’s time for a change and I love the intimacy of Bonkerz and its mix of both locals and tourists gives me more room to expand my routine,” said Anderson. “I’m also excited to get to work with Joe again after so many years – the guy is as good as they come in this industry.”
Joe is Bonkerz Comedy Club owner Joe Sanfelippo who owns and operates the national chain of comedy clubs.
“We’re thrilled to have a comedian of Louie Anderson’s caliber headlining in our venue,” said Sanfelippo. “This is a great opportunity for us to continue our success with longer running headliners, but now at a much higher level.”
To compliment the move, Palace Station will be renaming the showroom in Louie’s name. The change will also include transformation of the 250-seat room with Anderson memorabilia decorating the walls. In addition, Anderson will also be bringing his acclaimed “Standup Boot Camp,” which he co-founded with comedian Kyle Cease, to Palace Station. “Standup Boot Camp” is an interactive seminar where Anderson and Cease mentor aspiring comedians in every aspect of the entertainment industry, from comedic delivery to hiring the best representation. More information can be found at www.standupbootcamp.com.
“For a long time we’ve been interested in Louie Anderson, so when he decided to make a move a few months ago, we jumped at the chance. We’re ecstatic that of all the places he could headline in Vegas, he chose Palace Station,” said Judy Alberti, vice president of entertainment for Station Casinos. “Comedy has been a mainstay at Palace for several years, but we’ve never before had someone with Louie’s marquee value.”
About Louie Anderson
Two-time Emmy Award winner Louie Anderson is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics and was named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” Anderson’s big break came in 1984 when he appeared on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.” Relating stories about growing up in the Midwest, being one of 11 children and dealing with an alcoholic father, provided a plethora of material for the comic and audiences across the country relate to his take on everyday life situations.
The multi-talented performer went on to do television and movies starring in his own CBS sitcom “The Louie Show” and his own comedy specials for both HBO and Showtime, as well as several films including “Coming to America” opposite Eddie Murphy. The multi-talented comedian/actor’s resume also includes the syndicated hit series, “Family Feud” and being executive producer and creator of the two-time Emmy Award winning animated series on FOX “Life with Louie.” Anderson is also a bestselling author and has written three books including the best selling first book Dear Dad-Letters from an Adult Child in 1989.