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Louie Anderson is bringing his stand-up comedy back to Minnesota

Don’t expect Louie Anderson to bring his Primetime Emmy Award with him when he steps onstage in the Twin Cities next month. But he could if he wants to.

Anderson announced this week that he’ll do four nights of stand-up comedy in Minnesota in mid-July. They’ll be his first shows in his home state since Anderson won a best supporting actor Emmy last fall for his role in Baskets.

Anderson will perform at Turtles in Shakopee on July 13 and will do three shows at the Maple Tavern in Maple Grove – one on July 14 and two on the 15th.

Says he likes stand-up best

The 64-year-old comedian grew up on the east side of St. Paul with 10 siblings. On Baskets he plays the mother of the main character.

Anderson says he bases Christine Baskets on his own mother, Ora Zella Anderson, but adds that his character is not as nice as his mom was.

“It felt like it was divine intervention when I got the call to be on the show, that somehow my mom, from the great beyond, was finally getting herself into show business where she truly belonged in the first place,” Anderson says.

Baskets has been renewed for a third season on the FX network. Anderson is squeezing in a stand-up tour in between seasons. He told NJ Advance Media this week that performing on stage is the role he loves best. He says he’s reinvigorated his routine with new material but says some old favorites remain – including his take on “the F-words”: family, father, food, and fat.

 

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