Emmy Award winning comedian Louie Anderson returns to Little Falls

Emmy Award winning comedian Louie Anderson, left, with Little Falls native Jason Schommer. Anderson will once again return to Little Falls June 24, to perform at the Little Falls VFW, at 7 p.m. Schommer has been the opening act for Anderson, and now lives and performs in Las Vegas.

Back by popular demand for one night only, Emmy Award winning comedian Louie Anderson returns to Little Falls with special guest Jason Schommer for a hilarious evening of stand-up comedy. In March 2011, Anderson took Little Falls by storm and performed to a sold out audience in what was the entertainment event of the year. Now he will be back and is younger, fatter and funnier than ever and performing all new material from his smash hit comedy special “Big Baby Boomer.”

This special comedy event will take place at the Little Falls VFW Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Little Falls VFW, 1210 Third Ave. N.E., Little Falls.

Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians working in Hollywood today and is adored by standing-room-only crowds in Las Vegas and beyond. Sharing the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of 11 children in Minnesota, Anderson crafted comedy routines that rang true for audiences while reducing them to laughter.

Johnny Carson, the comedy icon for generations of rising stars, invited Anderson to make his national television debut on the “The Tonight Show” in 1984, and the rest is history. Leno, Letterman, “Comic Relief,” Showtime, and HBO specials followed. He has guest-starred in sitcoms like “Grace Under Fire” and dramas like “Touched by an Angel” and “Chicago Hope,” and he has had memorable featured roles in film comedies like “Coming to America,” opposite of Eddie Murphy, and the classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”. Louie has recently returned to late night TV with multiple appearances on the hit show “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “The Rosie Show” and his highly rated comedy special “Big Baby Boomer” on CMT.

Anderson won two Emmy Awards for the animated series “Life with Louie” based on his childhood and was seen nightly as the host of the hit revival of “Family Feud.” His three bestselling books include “Dear Dad – Letters From An Adult Child,” a collection of alternately touching and outrageous letters from Anderson to his late father, and “Good-bye Jumbo … Hello Cruel World” and “The F Word: How to Survive Your Family.”

Jason Schommer is a stand up comedian whose style and relatable material has made him one of the region’s favorite entertainers. Schommer, a native of Little Falls, now lives in Las Vegas, Nav. where he opens nightly for Anderson at The Louie Anderson Theater.

Anderson has said, “When I first saw Jason I thought of a younger funnier me. I’m proud to have him as my opening act. Soon he will have his own show. He is funny, clever, smart and on his way to the big time.” Laugh-until-you-cry stories combine with playful one-liners as Schommer discusses a wide array of topics ranging from living in Sin City, the daily struggles of everyday life and his loveable, yet kooky family.

A special treat is his insight into pop culture and the celebrity-crazed world of today, as well as his outrageous take on local events and news. Schommer ventured into the world of stand-up comedy while working on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” in New York City. The show’s writers thought he was funny and they signed him up to perform at the New York Comedy Club. Schommer took to the stage and won over the crowd with his ordeals of being a Minnesota boy in the big city for the first time.

Schommer is a 1992 graduate of Little Falls Community High School and holds a bachelor of arts degree in theatre arts from the University of Minnesota – Morris. He has produced, written, directed and acted in numerous hit productions at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. For many years, Schommer worked with the Little Falls theatre group The Hole in the Day Players. He directed such memorable productions as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Grease,” “Evita” and “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” among many others. He was also seen on stage in such hit shows as “Godspell,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Annie” and “Peter Pan” to name a few.

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