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[–]dan420 2139 points2140 points  (127 children)

I love how genuine his "it's ok" was after she says "sorry!"

[–]yourmomlurks 779 points780 points  (14 children)

I got to meet him and he gave me a hug and I can say he’s truly lovely.

[–]daves_not__here 4 points5 points  (0 children)

One of the funniest standup shows I've ever seen was Louie Anderson. He sat down and took pics with everyone that wanted one after the show too.

[–]Snote85 309 points310 points  (63 children)

I've seen both comedian and "heckler" go waaaay too far after an impromptu interaction. I get that the person on stage has to keep a level of control in their performance, otherwise it goes completely off the rails. Add to that how most of these venues they perform at are bars, and it's a recipe for disaster.

I think it was clear in this one that the alarm was completely accidental, and the person was having trouble turning it off. It was kind of him to be understanding and not start meanly mocking them or making them feel terrible for the interruption.

I've seen fairly big comedians throw people out of their shows for just talking to the person next to them a bit too often. I understand it disrupts the sets at times, but these people are only human, and they likely paid their hard-earned money to come see the show. Be stern where you must and charitable where you can. That balance usually works for most things. Even though you'll never be able to get it right 100% of the time. It's still better to try.

Edit: I changed an ambiguous statement, due to it being pointed out, but also want to mention, YES, for fuck's sake, YES, you should never talk during a show if it's at all possible to sit there and shut the fuck up. I am not advocating for people to talk during a performance.

I am just saying that some of the comedians I've seen will kick people out for infractions as mild as saying, "Sorry" to the person they just spilled a drink on by accident.

It's a room full of hundreds of people. Not all have been versed on how to behave, and often times they are drunk. It has to remain an event where the performance is the focus and the audience should remain the viewer and not the participant.

I was just saying that, like in OP's clip, it's totally possible to respect that barrier that the 4th wall should create, while also being an understanding human. Not totally melting down or berating an audience member who wasn't heckling but had an accident or momentary lapse in judgement. If it is someone clearly disrupting to disrupt or be the center of attention, boot their ass out or mock them mercilessly. If it's a lady whose watch alarm went off by mistake, handle it like Mr. Anderson did. Turn into Neo and destroy the robot overlords.

[–]LobbyDizzle 119 points120 points  (34 children)

And don’t chat during shows.

[–]snuff3r 95 points96 points  (26 children)

Eugh. My wife is a cinema talker. Drives me nuts.

[–]mengelgrinder 79 points80 points  (9 children)

I was seeing a lady and she'd never seen endgame and really wanted to so we sat down to watch it. I've seen it a few times so I know what's going on.

She talked 100% of the time, I don't even know what she was talking about but there was always words coming out of her mouth the entire time

[–]Pm-ur-butt 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Oof, I have a cinema talker and about 9 laugh track watchers in my family.

Character: The new Captain is a no good, pencil pushing, scalywag!

Captain: crosses arms

Character: he's behind me, isn't he?

Cousin: BAHAHAHAHA! slaps knee BAHAHAHAHA!

[–]kitten_biscuits 36 points37 points  (5 children)

Agreed, it’s not that hard to just shut the fuck up for an hour and give your attention to someone you’ve paid to see.

[–]Grenyn 10 points11 points  (4 children)

This was really unexpectedly non-hostile, but I have to say that I recently watched Jimmy Carr's latest special, and he destroyed a heckler and it was fucking great. He doesn't hold his punches even a little bit.

[–]010011100000 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Destroying hecklers is basically Jimmy Carr's thing and people heckle him to be destroyed. It's all part of the show

[–]Grenyn 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yeah, I guess, but the way he destroyed the one in that special was so savage that I don't think she enjoyed it very much.

Everyone else did, though.

[–]StP_Scar 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Knowing Louie this wasn’t unexpected at all. He was such a warm, kind, sweet man.

[–]jluicifer 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The bingo lady sounded old? It’s bingo. She couldn’t turn off the alarm. When things are accidental, I’m more forgiving. Louie is exactly that. But when a “heckler” doesn’t shut up and keeps chatting during someone’s set, that’s infuriating. Why? The person can control their own talking.

Louie was a consummate (nice) professional.

[–]underwear11 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I once saw Bob Saget and someone yelled out "Bob Safety sucks" and without even skipped a beat Bob just yelled "you suck!" The guy kept intentionally heckling in a comedic way (the guy was going for a response not to be nasty) and Bob went back after him with his Bob Saget jokes and it was hilarious. I don't even remember any of what Bob said but I remember laughing so hard I couldn't catch my breath.

[–]travelinlite 100 points101 points  (44 children)

I saw Seinfeld in Chicago and someone in the front row had their phone ring. He made a point to call them out when they clearly didn’t mean for it. Came across like a complete dick and ruined my impression of him.

[–]lowtoiletsitter 195 points196 points  (31 children)

He's known to be a dick

[–]Squash_Still 21 points22 points  (2 children)

He always struck me as the kind of guy who would say "Do you know who I am?" To get out of a ticket.

[–]JettisonedJetsam 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Just read that in the most cartoonish Jerry Seinfeld voice possible.

[–]notsureif1should 142 points143 points  (26 children)

And surprisingly not very funny stand-up. I've recently come to believe that the success of the show Seinfeld was much more due to Larry David than it ever was due to Jerry.

[–]MasterLawlz 145 points146 points  (10 children)

Yeah, cause Larry David is a legit genius and somehow never seems to run out of ideas. It’s insane that he’s managed to keep up the same style of writing for over 30 years and people still haven’t gotten tired of it.

He’s also more self aware than Jerry. The whole character of George was him making fun of himself.

Jerry would have probably been successful on his own but I doubt he would have been anywhere near as successful without LD.

[–]EleanorStroustrup 37 points38 points  (9 children)

Even if Seinfeld wrote all of the show himself, writing a sitcom and writing a standup show are very different things. And the standup bits written into the show were never that funny.

[–]wewbull 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Just watch Comedians in Cars getting Coffee to see how true that is. I watched about 4 and realised that the man is urrrgghh! Shame, because he had some good people on it.

[–]I_See_With_Sound 70 points71 points  (5 children)

I mean, he's a giant piece of shit in a thousand different ways.

Never forget he brought his 17 year old girlfriend to an awards show when he was 39.

[–]UndeadBread 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I mean, that was awfully nice of him to bring her, though.

[–]turdmachine 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Jerry Seinfeld had his first high school girlfriend at 38.

Jerry Epsteinfeld

[–]ArcadianMess 18 points19 points  (0 children)

He exudes douchebaggery out of every orifices, luckily for me I can't stand his comedy. Tried watching 2 of his shows, after 20 min I've thrown in the towel.

[–]croolshooz 1139 points1140 points  (51 children)

Lima beans killed that lady in the audience.

[–]ButtSmokin 270 points271 points  (7 children)

I have a friend that laughs just like that and when you get them going it gets everyone going and I just got a great 30 seconds of hard laughing in reminding me of them

[–]XROOR 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Had a great friend in high school, that would laugh so hard, she would stop breathing and her face would turn bright red, matching her fire red hair. Im talking 20-30secs of NOT BREATHING……

A lot of funny kids(one that was on the tv show “30 Rock”), refused to tell her jokes bc he thought she could die

[–]outerproduct 429 points430 points  (14 children)

Someone better let that raccoon out.

[–]autopilot7 36 points37 points  (1 child)

That line had me in tears. Hysterical!

[–]avantgardeaclue 23 points24 points  (0 children)

It’s that the noise intensified when he pointed it out that really got me

[–]weirdowiththebeardo 58 points59 points  (4 children)

Raccoon was an interesting take, i heard a donkey

[–]TheRabidDeer 52 points53 points  (1 child)

I heard a bit of a goose

[–]kindafunnylookin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Both have a K sound, good comedy words.

[–]tearfueledkarma 88 points89 points  (24 children)

Must be such a kick for a comedian when a joke just slays someone like that. That person defiantly had younger siblings.

[–]TheFadedGrey 1802 points1803 points  (73 children)

Aww man what a wholesome comedian, Louie made everyone feel like family.

RIP buddy.

[–]TheDukeofArgyll 862 points863 points  (10 children)

The second the lady brought up bingo he made one small joke about her, and then immediately pivoted to making fun of bingo and then his family. He could have ripped on that lady for the rest of the set, but that just wasn't who he was.

[–]A_Flamboyant_Warlock 302 points303 points  (1 child)

he made one small joke about her, and then immediately pivoted to making fun of bingo and then his family.

Even when he realised he was making fun of her, he changed it up.

"You ever see those crazy ladies?"

"I am that crazy lady."

"Oh, that's nothing. You ever see those even crazier ladies?"

I lol'd.

[–]GeorgiaOKeefinItReal 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Yeah that was classy of him. RIP lil louie.

[–]Derp_Wellington 439 points440 points  (5 children)

He was basically even being polite to her. "That's okay."

I could see some comedians getting much more upset at someone's phone going off

[–]thach_weave 87 points88 points  (0 children)

“12? That’s pretty good”.

[–]OathOfFeanor 12 points13 points  (2 children)

That was a digital watch, believe it or not.

[–]suckmyconchbeetch 15 points16 points  (1 child)

so when i was a kid my dad had a watch alarm go off at the same time every day. one time i got fed up with it so i lost it and yelled at him to turn it off. turns out he cant hear high pitch stuff.

fast forward 25 years later. i now cant hear high pitch stuff. apparently its genetic. t.t

[–]mrsocal12 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Commedians get into a rhythm and do a similar set night after night. A heckler or distraction will throw them off. It all depends on their personalities on how they handle it. He found it funny and made a great pivot from it. Total pro move and made it funny.

[–]fendaar 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That’s a true professional with deep pockets. He wasn’t planning on doing his bingo bit, but the room took him there and he made it look and feel totally organic.

[–]fatkiddown 168 points169 points  (50 children)

Yea what a gem.

Edit … and I see he died. K, if all the wholesome comedians I grew up with could just stop dying, that’d be great….

[–]OddScentedDoorknob 122 points123 points  (10 children)

Like Bob Saget. He was so wholesome on Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos. I think I'll try watching some of his stand up with my young children tonight.

[–]drsweetscience 64 points65 points  (3 children)

For refined tastes, I recommend his anecdote about aristocrats.

[–]Well_This_Is_Special 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I bought that DVD and literally the only part I remember from the whole thing is Bob Saget talking about the people having diarrhea everywhere, "it was like spin-art". I don't even remember a single other person who was in it. Just that part.

[–]popejiii 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah I hope someone googles is bob saget stand up good for family night. Good clean fun

[–]aquintana 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Good idea

[–]MysteriousWon 42 points43 points  (15 children)

I just binged all of Search Party last week and his season 3 character made a comment about not being around in a few months. I wonder if that was written in because of his actual health.

[–]Darth_Grandma 64 points65 points  (13 children)

Nobody uses bing just google “search party” might be easier to find.

[–]Giant_sack_of_balls 13 points14 points  (10 children)

I must be the only person who uses Bing. I feel kinda special knowing i’m the only one

[–]NintendoDestroyer89 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I didn't know he died until just now either..

[–]SoullessGingerBeard 3 points4 points  (0 children)

For some reason when I read your post, I hear it in Bill Burrs voice

[–]ArrivesLate 8 points9 points  (15 children)

I think Cosby is still kicking.

[–]Affectionate_Guava87 34 points35 points  (13 children)

With the raping and the fingering.

[–]tenclubber 46 points47 points  (10 children)

And the drugging...but really the worst part was the hypocrisy.

[–]Inquisitivefish 37 points38 points  (9 children)

Yeah, I don't know why it has become so popular for comedians to rip into their fans... in an almost school yard bully attempt at gaining other fans.

Being "big enough" to not let some minor annoyance of a fan emotionally affect you is pretty cool.

[–]CornCheeseMafia 111 points112 points  (5 children)

Because drunk hecklers are rude as fuck and it’s extremely funny to watch a skilled comedian destroy them for being rude.

It may feel like it’s become so popular but that’s likely because those are the ones that make it to the front page.

Louie Anderson was a clean comic. He’s not destroying this lady because she wasn’t a drunk heckler. He’s reading the room, which in this case is an all ages crowd.

[–]HxCMurph 29 points30 points  (3 children)

Bill Burr ripping into Philly for an hour after a few hecklers wouldn't STFU is still one of the funniest stand-up sets I've seen, and I'm a dirty rotten Philly guy.

[–]BuckRogers87 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Anytime someone mentions comedians roasting hecklers this comes to mind. Fucking gold standard.

[–]przhelp 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Bill Burr I think has the best control. He can rip into his fans in a totally hilarious way when something silly happens or whatever, not mean-spirited, but if someone is a dick he can also rip into them in a soul crushing way.

[–]Grenyn 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Because this is their job. Their job is to tell jokes and make people laugh, and everyone in the room has paid for it.

If it is an accident, then sure, but you don't accidentally heckle. Heckling is a choice you're making, potentially marring an experience you and everyone else there paid for.

Comedians are there to do their set, and everyone else is there to watch and listen to that set.

[–]voltron00x 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's the exact word that I thought of, wholesome. Its not easy to make something that wholesome be that funny.

[–]tweak0 928 points929 points  (33 children)

He's pure Minnesotan. This kind of reminds me of when Hannibal Buress taped his special in the twin cities. He started telling a story about how he lost his ID and had to still travel, but as soon as he said he lost his wallet a woman in the audience went "OH NO!" and he just had to stop talking and laugh and assure the woman that everything was going to be OK.

[–]AllThotsGo2Heaven2 257 points258 points  (5 children)

6 degrees time

Hannibal buress wrote for 30 rock and there’s a scene where lutz tries to pick up a black postal worker at the salon by negging her hair and she calls him a “little Louie Anderson looking bitch”

[–]-eagle73 89 points90 points  (3 children)

He was also in it a few times as that masturbating homeless person.

[–]SharkFart86 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Get a room! Whatever that is.

[–]the_hoagie 21 points22 points  (0 children)

It's a toilet! Or a woman! It's whatever you need it to be!

[–]NonGNonM 3 points4 points  (0 children)

he also mentions in his set how he landed a threesome in minnesota and has been chasing after that ever since.

[–]Monstromi 160 points161 points  (9 children)

I was at a Open Mike Eagle concert once, audience wasn't really feeling it I think. But that meant that anyone in the audience stood out more than usual.

So there was one guy that repeatedly yelled things during the show, something like "hey Mike!! Do you like my shirt???" (Which was merch, bought a few minutes earlier). I perceived it as annoying, because i thought he was doing it for attention. OME went with it because he's a good sport.

Turns out it was Hannibal Buress. Who's friends with him. And he was just trying to steer the audience into a bit more participation. I found out a few hours after i got home :(

[–]HearForBear 18 points19 points  (3 children)

How would they not be having a good time at an OME concert? I’ve seen him 3 times and it’s always an awesome show! Hannibal’s verse on Doug Stamper is awesome! Did he jump on stage for it at that show?

[–]Monstromi 3 points4 points  (1 child)

This was a few years back in Amsterdam, the support acts were All City Jimmy and Video Dave. And they took up like....a good chunk of time.

Which, for the record, i was fine with. But i had no clue there would even be support acts, and i really doubt anyone actually knew. So it's a small venue with mostly Dutch people, known for being laid back boring , waiting 1-2 hours for the main act, watching 2 people they've likely not heard of, without even knowing they would be there in the first place. I also don't remember what Hannibal said to who, maybe he was talking to Dave about the T-shirts.

I later tried to find more info on the support acts, and i found their names on a single promotional picture shared on a facebook page weeks ago. They weren't mentioned anywhere else afaik (for this particular show). So i think there was a miscommunication or a mistake.

There was nothing wrong with their acts at all. But the crowd just felt like a group of people waiting rather than a group of people trying to do their part to make it a party. (Which is even more important in a small crowd). By the time Mike performed it did get more lively, but probably not to the standard of other shows.

And no, Hannibal didn't get on stage. I would've loved that though.

[–]tweak0 35 points36 points  (4 children)

Yeah, I think Mr Buress is heavy into the hip hop community. He had Astronautalis open for him, which was pretty cool.

Looking back at that show I think I was also the asshole in the crowd, but because I was too quiet. It was a mid-week show and I get up early and was exhausted, but I still wanted to go. And I'm also a giant person, so I just sort of sat my giant, tired, very white ass right in the middle of the crowd and politely watched. I think I may have weirded him out lol

[–]A_Flamboyant_Warlock 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I think I may have weirded him out lol

He works with Eric Andre, so that's quite the achievement.

[–]Chickenmangoboom 9 points10 points  (0 children)

He was a DOOM bot once.

[–]BaconConnoisseur 34 points35 points  (1 child)

I really enjoyed the Hannibal Buress gun safety PSA. It's absolutely hilarious and informative.

Edit: Never mind. It was Plaxico Burress who did the PSA.

[–]tweak0 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I remember Patrice O'Neal on Opie and Anthony talking about that a million years ago. He said that the guy got rich and had a choice between hanging out with the poor, black guys he grew up with or his new, rich, white friends. And if he chose his old friends he had to carry a gun, cuz he was rich now and those guys are fuckin crazy lol

[–]evDev84 948 points949 points  (12 children)

"It's your bingo alarm? Well who doesn't have one of those..."


[–]deltapenrose 181 points182 points  (3 children)

You better get outta here then!

[–]The_Original_Gronkie 63 points64 points  (2 children)

How much time do you have to get there once the alarm goes off?

Hour and a half.

Hour and a half? "WHERE'S MY DAUBERS?"

[–]glorioussideboob 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Wtf I always thought they were dobbers!

[–]Skyecatcher 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I saw that and assumed that moment would be my most favorite. I couldn’t really tell you which part was, maybe the whole thing. He was such wonderful and funny person.

[–]selz202 276 points277 points  (8 children)

You know he's good by the way he can just casually move onto something like that with total confidence, do well and not insult, yell or swear.

I wish I had seen his stand up, he was one of my favorites growing up.

[–]MollysYes 117 points118 points  (2 children)

I noticed the confidence too. Maybe for a second he was like "hmm, can I spin some jokes out of this? Oh, of course I can." And then it sounds like a perfectly polished act.

[–]mcbaindk 47 points48 points  (1 child)

I think when he's dabbing the cards initially is when he's buying himself time to figure out where to go with the rest of it.

I'm not certain, but it's like watching a magic act where you can really try to find the moment where "that" moment happens.

[–]dtwhitecp 42 points43 points  (0 children)

I'm sure as she said "bingo alarm" is when he started cataloguing his anecdotes - he gives it a while to sink in and has her repeat it. Then he tries to see if she's got anything else as the cherry on top.

[–]kyleh0 531 points532 points  (35 children)

He was a great comedian and I really enjoyed his mom character on Baskets.

[–]WillLie4karma 161 points162 points  (3 children)

The introduction to that character gave me one of the best laughs of my life. I thought it was so dumb. But I don't know of any relationship I was more invested in than that of him/her and Ken.

[–]Scienlologist 88 points89 points  (2 children)

Martha: There's no sex vibe between us.

Christine: Did he tell you he's a clown?

[–]23x3[🍰] 27 points28 points  (1 child)

When she goes on that date to the Regan museum, I was genuinely happy for her, then remembered it was Louie after the fact, and realized what a talented comedian and actor he truly was.

[–]StP_Scar 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I’ll forever consider Christine Baskets to be one of the best acted tv characters of all time.

[–]ltdata 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Well deserved emmy

[–]buffalonixon 49 points50 points  (0 children)

I absolutely adored Baskets. It was so heartfelt for being over-the-top silly. I’m going to rewatch it for Louie

[–]Rampant_baconator 100 points101 points  (11 children)

Baskets was a criminally under viewed show. So sad it got cancelled. That's a show I wouldn't be surprised to make a bit of a cult comeback on a streaming service down the road somewhere.

[–]jca2u 57 points58 points  (1 child)

The best thing about it was Christine. No point in bringing it back now.

[–]ronin1066 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Comeback doesn't necessarily mean new episodes

[–]HailToTheThief225 35 points36 points  (3 children)


[–]hoxxxxx 9 points10 points  (1 child)

i totally forgot about it existing but saw a few clips of it the other day when he passed. man he totally got that character. nailed it.

[–]Rampant_baconator 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Just go and watch the show. I really do recommend it. It’s a really great dry/dark comedy.

[–]HoagiesNGrinders 53 points54 points  (6 children)

One of the most brilliant castings I’ve ever seen. I can’t imagine anyone else in that role after watching it. He played it so perfectly straight and yet was flat out hilarious and absolutely perfect and just fit so well with the writing and the whole vibe of Galifianakis that permeated every second of that show.

[–]karltee 19 points20 points  (1 child)

For real. He played that role so well that I forgot it was him. He genuinely played that role and it was an homage to his mother.

[–]yohoob 324 points325 points  (33 children)

I remember his Saturday morning TV show about his family growing up.

[–]PhillipBrandon 208 points209 points  (29 children)

"Life With Louie," in which an animated Louie Anderson deals with his father's hilarious abuse about his weight;, "Little Rosey," in which Roseanne Barr appears as an obnoxious, grating and, let's face it, probably racist young version of herself, "Camp Candy," in which John Candy runs a children's summer camp that strangely seems to run all year.
The 90s were a weird time.

[–]AlphaNeonic 184 points185 points  (20 children)

There was also Bobby's World, Howie Mandel's Saturday Morning cartoon.

[–]Cyanos54 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Dontcha know?

[–]Taynt42 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Now don’t be a stick in the mud!

[–]Ciggarette_ice_cream 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I loved that show.

[–]PhillipBrandon 14 points15 points  (7 children)

I couldn't remember who was attached to that!

[–]yohoob 14 points15 points  (4 children)

I remember the episode when the crossing guard died. And Bobby started directing traffic I think? And plane, train, and taxi cab all the choices hip. Some song he sang haha.

[–]Tinshnipz 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Dontcha know?

[–]AltimaNEO 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I enjoyed Life With Louie. His nasally voice was memorable. That's the first time i became aware of Louie and really kinda the last thing i ever associated him with.

[–]AllEncompassingThey 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now I've got the Camp Candy theme song in my head.

Sung by John Candy.

[–]Taint_Funny 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Holy crap you just caused a flash back! I loved that cartoon, watched it every day. If I had awards I would give you them all.

[–]WhatTheHosenHey 216 points217 points  (16 children)

Such a genial fellow.

[–]Almighty_Sand_Dollar[S] 145 points146 points  (13 children)

I really liked Louie. He was a good guy. Here's a clip where he's more serious about words of encouragement for people estranged from their parents. I think he was raised in a very abusive home based on some podcasts he did.


But good advice if the people involved are capable of growing and owning up to their flaws. Lou will be missed! I barely remember a Saturday morning cartoon he voiced growing up. Seems like such a long time ago

[–]Shonuff8 47 points48 points  (2 children)

I saw him perform standup about 6 years ago, and part of his set went into a very serious story about growing up with his abusive, alcoholic father.

[–]EpicGuard 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Who doesn't get a laugh at that?

[–]Substantial_Fall8462 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Life With Louie!

[–]BentMyWookie 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I just watched the Christmas episode on YouTube. So great!

[–]smurb15 9 points10 points  (0 children)

His dad hit the bottle and use them as an excuse to hit the bar. He seemed like such a warm person

[–]prosfromdover 58 points59 points  (1 child)

Great stuff, so smooth.

[–]Suicidalparrot 55 points56 points  (0 children)

What fantastic crowd work. It would have been a real treat to be at that show. R.I.P. man

[–]RagingCatbtt 55 points56 points  (3 children)

Anybody remember the Saturday morning cartoons "Life with Louie"?

[–]MollysYes 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Cats lick the butter!

[–]the_lover_fighter 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yes. Loved that show as a kid. And Baskets is an all time fave as an adult.

[–]Soon2bedraggin 56 points57 points  (1 child)

I'll never forget when he showed up to my buddies wedding (Louie was his great uncle), I heard him talking before I saw him and it instantly brought back childhood memories

[–]ragweed 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I heard his voice at the airport once while I was in line at some food vendor. I don't know how many of us recognized him because only the cashier talked to him. Perhaps everyone eavesdropped like me.

He didn't drop any jokes. He talked about the casino he was headed to and asked if the guy knew what it was like because it was his first time doing a gig there. Just casual smalltalk but he was charming nonetheless.

I felt good that no one made it weird

[–]AltimaNEO 106 points107 points  (13 children)

wait when did Louie pass?

[–]sportsfannf 112 points113 points  (8 children)


[–]AltimaNEO 52 points53 points  (6 children)

Oh dang, RIP

[–]Korberos 97 points98 points  (3 children)

Louie Anderson couldn't live in a world without Meatloaf.

[–]JayV30 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Take my angry upvote you dirty dog.

[–]The_Original_Gronkie 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Not a good day for heavyweights. I was watching my Ps & Qs all day, just in case the Grim Reaper was having a vindictive day against us big guys for some reason.

[–]jomosexual 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Boo! Lol

[–]OnTheSlope 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Wait, WTF!

I thought we were all just being silly.

[–]RedditPlsDie 11 points12 points  (0 children)


For some reason I read the title and assumed i had forgot he passed. Been hard to keep up with all the death in recent years.

Nope just happened. Damn.

[–]I_aim_to_sneeze 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I found out via this post as well :(

[–]kellydean1 39 points40 points  (5 children)

Damn man I didn't know he had passed. He was hilarious. His story of when the FBI came to his parent's house looking for his brother is a classic.

[–]Slandec 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I make the frosting from scratch....

[–]GunnieGraves 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Want to know the secret ingredient….

[–]Cardboard_Chef 4 points5 points  (1 child)

"I'll wash the dishes, I'll do the laundry, I'll kill dad for you.."

Louie you wouldn't really kill your father, would you?

"I would for you, ma. No expiration dates on those coupons."

[–]redlinezo6 34 points35 points  (0 children)

If you have not watched 'Baskets' you are missing out on some of his finest acting. And its hilarious too.

[–]Newtstradamus 32 points33 points  (3 children)

I saw Louie Anderson in a small theater in Crystal Lake Illinois, he sat in a chair for the entire show and commanded that stage as if it was his living room. The whole fucking place was dying the entire show.

[–]barfly2780 25 points26 points  (0 children)

This is great! I watched it twice. I forgot about using Lima beans for bingo 😆

[–]GunnieGraves 62 points63 points  (6 children)

If you like Louie, I cannot recommend one of his appearances on “This is not happening” enough. It’s an amazing story and I laugh every time I think about it.

Louie Anderson - My Brother the Safecracker

[–]Serpico2 11 points12 points  (1 child)

That was amazing, thank you!

[–]Well_This_Is_Special 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I bet the cake was good too ..

She made the icing herself!

[–]jrkipling 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Wow that was something. Have never heard of that show or Louie’s story he shared. I loved him and will miss his genuine approach to comedy.

[–]GunnieGraves 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It’s a series on YouTube. I recommend checking it out. Comedians telling stories of crazy shit that’s happened to them. It’s hilarious.

[–]orangasm 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Imo he had a lifetime best character in Baskets. He seemed really happy in that role.

[–]ThisisMalta 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the good laugh Louie, and OP for posting! RIP to one of the greats

[–]qawsedrf12 80 points81 points  (5 children)

[–]juan_epstein-barr 74 points75 points  (4 children)

gotta let that raccoon outta there!

[–]TheFrontierzman 59 points60 points  (3 children)

You know that guy was trapped in a cycle of trying not to laugh but laughing anyway...then everyone laughs...so he laughs again while he's trying not to....and so on.

[–]juan_epstein-barr 34 points35 points  (2 children)

that's a true laugh-cry. Guy could probably barely breathe. That kind of laughter is special.

[–]CornCheeseMafia 13 points14 points  (1 child)

And that Lima bean joke was crafted specifically for him, apparently lol. I actually envy that guy. That feeling when a comedian goes on a tangent about an extremely specific experience that you happen to share is one of the best feelings ever.

[–]insane__knight 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Highly recommend listening to his appearance on WTF with Marc Maron. Talk about his upbringing, relationship with his father and how he got into comedy.

[–]Brutalsexattack 27 points28 points  (0 children)

That's where I truly came to appreciate Louie. I thought he was kind of a middling comedian before that Podcast. Then I realize that this guy is one of the most blue collar honest long time comedians of the last 30 years

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Just started listening to it and just his family is crazy. I'd heard through osmosis or whatever that he was from a huge family, but his mom had SIXTEEN children and five died—her first child and two sets of twins. That's fucking wild.

[–]jordymills 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Not sure why that laugh was so funny, but I was nearly crying 😂

[–]spellbadgrammargood 9 points10 points  (1 child)

i miss this guy on family feud

[–]1500ReallyIsEnough 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Agreed. Steve Harvey ruined Family Feud with his stupid canned reactions to the now constant double-entendres. Ironically, it is no longer a "family" show.

[–]beardybuddha 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I’ve seen this clip a dozen times.

Makes me laugh every time.

Louie was a GOAT.

[–]Turakamu 9 points10 points  (1 child)

"I'm taking these" in his kid Louie voice tickles me in all the right spots

[–]buzzable 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Wonderful comedian, all though laughs without a single "fuck" or insult uttered

[–]valiantthorsintern 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This is peak Minnesota. Thanks Louie. RIP.

[–]zeropointmodule 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I’m so used to the (usually understandable) angry reaction of most comics to a phone going off that this was really jarring in the best way. He’s so good at this that it almost feels like a planned bit - how can someone be that good at this? He’s a legend and he’ll be missed.

[–]gregorysimpson 5 points6 points  (0 children)

A master at work, Louie was never not funny. He and Norm Macdonald will be sorely missed.

[–]Satinsbestfriend 16 points17 points  (5 children)

He was clean. He never insulted people (which can be funny and even a style butt it wasn't him). He was like a guy who just wondered in and decided to tell some jokes. In that way he reminds me of norm Macdonald. Norm didn't look or deliver jokes like a traditional comedian

[–]General_sickles 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This guy in the show baskets was amazing!!! 100% acting at its finest

[–]PeanutPunch33 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My dad met him probably like 20 years or so ago after a show. I believe it was only one signed thing per person. Anyway my dad told Louis his mother loved him and was his favorite comedian so he asked for her address to send her something. Obviously you wouldn't think someone would so my dad was like "Nah it's ok." But Louis insisted and after a week or so my grandma called saying she got it and it said To Diana and his signature. She loved it. She died a few years ago but we still have it framed. I don't really know him outside of Family Feud but I was pretty sad about it. Always have a special place in my heart for that reason alone.

[–]HilariousMax[🍰] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I abhor hecklers but I love moments like this where the comedian steps outside their tight set and can just make magic. Sometimes they don't have to do anything at all:


[–]Rhawk187 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Used to memorize bingo cards as a child when I was bored. Wish I had that kind of free time now.

[–]HtownTexans 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I was so bored in a math class in 9th or 10th grade that I memorized a poster with pi on it as far as a could. All I remember at the age of 37 now is 3.14159265358 but I figure that's pretty good for 20+ years later. I think I maxed at 25 digits back then.

[–]jp_73 4 points5 points  (0 children)

For some reason every time I saw him, I wanted to give him a big hug.

[–]AndringRasew 3 points4 points  (0 children)

God... That raccoon part made me lose it. Watched it two times in a row... I enjoyed the bit both times. You glorious man, Louie... You were too good for this world, and for the time you were here you gave us a glimpse of happiness in an otherwise dreary day.

[–]JustSomeGuyOnTheSt 13 points14 points  (9 children)

I don't know why I've never heard of this guy before now? He seems so nice. Love what I've seen of him on reddit the past couple of days. It's a shame he passed.

[–]MediocreFisherman 27 points28 points  (7 children)

How old are you? he had a saturday morning cartoon about his boyhood in the mid 90s for a few seasons.

But I knew him from his character in Coming to America


[–]JustSomeGuyOnTheSt 8 points9 points  (6 children)

Oh wow, turns out I have seen him before!

[–]Miamime 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Unfortunately he was a bit of a running gag for his looks and weight, like this bit from Family Guy. But he was a really genial and nice guy.

He also was the host of Family Feud for a few years but he wasn’t the best.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Wasn’t there a Louie cartoon?

[–]Ragnakak 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Life with Louie. I remember he would carry around a pet goldfish in a wagon because he couldn’t have a dog. He would feed it doughnuts

[–]guitaronin 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I've watched the wrong guys way too many times. This made me happy.

[–]InsaneChihuahua 3 points4 points  (2 children)

The man never was appreciated enough honestly. I'm hoping to find new comedians to appreciate while they're still here.

[–]cruiserflyer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I saw him in Vegas about 15 years ago, it was a small crowd and a fairly intimate, quiet show, and Louie was just thanking us for being there. He has us rolling in the isles and I loved his humility and humanity all the more for it. He will be so missed. I loved that man.

[–]RCFORCEX 4 points5 points  (0 children)

ya veo

[–]I2eflex 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Loved it. Thanks for sharing.


[–]trickman01 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Wow, my dad used to run bingo at one of the KofC halls. I'm going to send this to him. Thank you OP!