Ahead of his first ever Orange County performance in Laguna Beach on Friday, June 12th at the Laguna Playhouse, legendary comedian Louie Anderson chatted with Morning Show host Tyler Russell about NBA basketball, staying in Rita Rudner’s house, and being a clean “PC” comedian.
Named one of Comedy Central’s Top 100 Comedians of All Time, Louie Anderson has done it all. On top of his renowned career in stand-up comedy, he has starred in his own sitcom, hosted Family Feud, created an animated TV series (for which he won two Emmy Awards), appeared in various movies and TV shows, and written three books. There are still some tickets available for what is sure to be a hilarious stand-up show at the Laguna Playhouse on June 12th.
In today’s sensitive world, it’s all too easy to be called out for being derogatory or politically incorrect. One seemingly minor remark can become a trending Twitter topic in a matter of minutes. This is especially relevant in the lives of comedians, in which their job often goes hand in hand with pushing the envelope of societal observation. In his chat with Louie, Tyler brought up a recent interview with Jerry Seinfeld in which he talked about how he shies away from playing colleges because the audiences are too sensitive and “PC”. In that interview, Seinfeld gives the following example: “My daughter’s 14…My wife says to her, ‘Well, you know in the next couple years I think you’re gonna want to be hanging around the city on the weekends–so you can see boys.’ You know what my daughter says? She says, ‘That’s sexist!’”. Seinfeld goes on to say that Millenials’ sensitivity to sexism, racism & general prejudice hurts comedy. Listen to Anderson’s interesting response to these comments via SoundCloud below!
For the full audio from the interview, listen to the podcast below. Check out kxfmradio.org/podcasts for other interviews, live in-studio performances & more!