How Louie Anderson’s Parents Inspired “Life With Louie” | Late Night with Conan O’Brien

Published on January 21, 2022

(Original airdate: 09/07/95) In his first “Late Night” appearance, Louie Anderson shares some of the quirks he’s inherited from his parents and explains how they inspired his animated show “Life With Louie.”

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  • Arturo Olivo 2 years ago

    I loved Life with Louie as a kid. It was hilarious and introduced me to Louie Anderson.

  • Greg Hoskin 2 years ago

    I loved that show. My whole life I’ve quoted it. “Oh geez”, “oh Louie, don’t’cha know”. No one has ever got the references. Since the 90s I’ve thought about Louie every day

  • M L 2 years ago

    Louie here looks like a combination of Sam Kinison and Benny Bronk from the Howard Stern Show.

  • reezdog 2 years ago

    Thank you for posting this!

  • photag216 2 years ago

    I looooved that show when I was a little kid

  • JR Ewing 2 years ago

    R.I.P. I only know you from Coming from America.

  • Nick Turner 2 years ago

    Loved this man. Greatly missed already. Loved his show loved his standup. Gone too soon.

  • Joe The Juggalo 2 years ago

    I remember Life with Louie back when it first came on when I was like 9 years old. That was my first introduction to him was his voicing the show. Than when so many years later I saw who the person was behind the voices and his stand up career. Good times good times.

  • ernest747 2 years ago

    life with louie was huge in eastern europe including here in poland

  • CaponeXX 2 years ago

    Life with Louie came up right after Bobby’s world in Israel. good times. We lost 3 comedy legends in 6 months.

  • Human by Nature 2 years ago

    Another great comedian gone. You made me laugh at times I needed it.

  • Andrew 2 years ago

    Always loved Louie. As a kid i watched his show and its re-runs religiously and for some reason i still think about the “flood” episode probably once a month lol. Where his dad built a sandbag barrier around the house to keep it dry. Every time it rains hard i think about that.

    Louie was such a funny guy and i really wish he was in more things. Just the other day i saw an ad for Steve Harvey as a new “daytime tv judge” and thought “man… if they had cast someone actually funny like Louie that would be a hit”.

  • Duke Allen 2 years ago

    Thanks Conan crew.

    Louie was a gentleman. Few left.

  • 3m4n 2 years ago

    R.I.P. Louie.

  • Derpster 2 years ago

    This guy is like Bill Burr but 20 years earlier.

  • Zeydose 2 years ago

    conan hit him with the i didnt ask joke ack in 95. TIMELESS

  • gooneybird808 2 years ago

    What a good dude


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