Back by popular demand for one night only Louie Anderson returns to Little Falls in “The Sweet Potato Tour” with special guests Jason Schommer and Rox Tarrant for an evening of stand up comedy presented by Comedy on the Rox.
Anderson has performed to a sold out audiences in Little Falls and is excited about his return to Central Minnesota. Now Louie is back and is funnier than ever with hilarious new material in this special Thanksgiving holiday comedy tour! This special comedy event will take place at the Falls Ballroom Monday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m.
When asked why he was kicking off “The Sweet Potato Tour” in Little Falls, Anderson said, “Well, I lost a bet with Jason Schommer. Turns out he can run faster than me. No, seriously I love Little Falls. Every time I’ve performed there, I’ve felt at home. The people are great and the audiences are just so much fun. I can’t think of a better time to be in Little Falls than the week of Thanksgiving.”
Schommer, a Little Falls native, has been Anderson’s opening act in Las Vegas for two years and continues to travel and open for the comedy legend at clubs and theaters across the country.
Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians working in Hollywood and is adored by standing-room-only crowds in Las Vegas and beyond. Most recently Louie made a splash on ABC primetime by diving into hearts of Americans by diving off the 10 meter board on the high reality show “Splash.”
Sharing the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of eleven children in Minnesota, Louie crafted comedy routines that rang true for audiences while reducing them to helpless fits of laughter. Johnny Carson, the comedy icon for generations of rising stars, invited Louie 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.”
Anderson has recently returned to late night TV with multiple appearances on the hit shows “The Arsenio Hall Show”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “The Rosie Show” and his highly rated comedy special “Big Baby Boomer” on CMT. Louie was also a featured guest on “The Dr. Oz Show” with his motivational campaign to “Get Off The Couch” and continues to inspire his fans with his struggles and victories with weight loss.
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.
Schommer is a standup comedian who has spent the past two years as the opening act for Louie Anderson in Las Vegas. Louie Anderson says “Jason is funny, clever, smart, and on his way to the big time!”. Laugh-until-you-cry stories combine with playful one liners covering a wide array of topics ranging from the daily struggles of life to his lovable, yet kooky, Minnesotan family. Schommer’s comedy style ranges from observational humor based on his life, the world around us and commentary of pop culture recounting hysterical true encounters with celebrities.
Schommer began his adventures in standup comedy while working for The Rosie O’Donnell Show in New York City. The show’s writers thought he was funny, so they signed him up to perform at the New York Comedy Club. Jason easily won over the crowd with his quick wit and energetic style. Since then, Jason has quickly become an audience favorite at shows all over with rave reviews and a rapidly growing fan base.
Ever since Tarrant was a young girl, she has wanted to be a comedian. Now that she is a comedian, she just wants to be a young girl. Celebrating almost 20 years as a comedian and producer, Tarrant has garnered respect for her comedy style, being true to herself and always hilarious.
A native of Alexandria, Tarrant got her start in stand up by entering the Twin Cities Funniest Person Contest at Acme Comedy Club. She was a Finalist and went on to work with some of the country’s best national headliners Diane Ford, Jeff Cesario, and Louie Anderson. Tarrant is excited to be working in “The Sweet Potato Tour” and celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday.
Tickets are $35 general admission and $50 Gold Circle VIP with a pre-show “Meet and Greet” at 6 p.m. with Anderson. Tickets can currently be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com — Search/Keyword: Louie Anderson or in person at the St. Francis Music Center, starting Nov. 4.