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Louie Anderson

  • In 1997, Anderson was blackmailed by a 12-year-old girl named Rachel John Gordon. Gordon extorted money from Anderson, threatening to reveal to tabloids her claim that Anderson approached her in a casino requesting sexual acts in 1993. Anderson initially paid Gordon $100,000 in hush money, fearing the story would threaten his starring roles in two family-oriented series, but when Gordon's demands increased to $250,000 in 2000, he informed law enforcement authorities. Gordon was arrested and sentenced to 21 months in prison, a $4,000 fine, and 3 years probation.
  • In 1981, while working as a counselor for troubled children, Louie won a first-place trophy at the Midwest Comedy Competition, hosted by Henny Youngman. After the competition, Youngman hired Louie as a writer, and Louie contends that this experience was helpful in crafting his comedy routines. He made his television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1984.
  • Anderson played in the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. He was eliminated on the first day of play, during which he received a 10-minute penalty that the tournament director could impose on people caught using foul language at the poker tables.
  • Anderson is a frequent guest on the highly rated morning show of Minnesota radio station KQRS-FM and is a close friend of its host, Tom Barnard.
     

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Drunk Friend
Fat Jokes
Room Service
Stand-up Comedy

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