Three-Time Emmy® Winner & Iconic Comedian Louie Anderson is coming to the Weinberg Center

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Named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time”

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award® winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics. See him at the Weinberg Center for the Arts for one performance only on Sunday November 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are $28-$45 and may be purchased online at, by calling the box office at 301-600-2828 or in person at 20 West Patrick Street, Frederick MD. This performance is presented by Upfront Inc.

Named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time,” Anderson’s career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own standup specials and sitcoms and he continues to tour the country performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.

In 2016 Anderson was cast to co-star along with Zach Galifianakis and Martha Kelly in the hit FX comedy series Baskets. Anderson plays the extraordinary role of Christine, the matriarch of the Baskets clan. He based the character on his mother and his five sisters who were all a major presence in his life. Anderson won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Christine Baskets in 2016.

As a standup, Anderson shares the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of eleven children in Minnesota. He crafted comedy routines that rang true for his early club audiences while reducing them to helpless fits of laughter. Routines that led him from his career as a counselor to troubled children to his national television debut on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1984.

The rest is history. Leno, Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “Comic Relief,” Showtime, HBO and CMT specials followed, including hosting the legendary game show, Family Feud, making Louie a household name and opening doors for him as an actor. 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.”

In his most recent standup special, “Big Underwear,” (2018) taped at the historic Palace Theatre in Los Angeles, he plays on the challenges of getting healthy, life on the road, dealing with technology and how we all eventually become our parents. When not in production, Louie continues to tour, traveling the States doing what Louie loves to do, Stand-Up Comedy. Louie again delivers to his fans his inimitable brand of humor and warmth.

A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled for the 2018-2019 season can be found at

The Weinberg Center for the Arts is one of the region’s premier performing arts presenters, offering film, music, dance, theater, and family-focused programming. Located in the historic Tivoli movie theater in downtown Frederick, MD, the Weinberg Center strives to ensure that the arts remain accessible and affordable to local and regional audiences alike. Weinberg Center events are made possible with major support from the City of Frederick, the Maryland State Arts Council, Plamondon Hospitality Partners, and other corporate and individual donors.

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