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LOUIE ANDERSON IS BRINGING OVER THIRTY YEARS OF LAUGHS TO THE FIREKEEPERS EVENT CENTER JANUARY 26

(Battle Creek, MI) Nov. 8, 2018 - FireKeepers Casino Hotel is excited to welcome iconic comedian Louie Anderson to the stage on Jan. 26 at 9 p.m. Tickets for the show go on sale Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. and begin at $19. Purchases can be made at firekeeperscasino.com or at the box office located inside the FireKeepers Casino Hotel lobby.

Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award® winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His 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.

“One of the most versatile comedians of this generation, Louie Anderson will have guests laughing until they cry,” stated Jim Wise, VP of Marketing at FireKeepers Casino Hotel. “His observational style will surely be relatable for the entire audience.”

As a standup, he shares the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of eleven children in Minnesota. Anderson 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. Since then, he has appeared on Leno, Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “Comic Relief,” Showtime, HBO and CMT specials, including hosting the legendary game show, Family Feud, making Louie a household name and opening doors for him as an actor.

Anderson has a wide array of talents beyond filling showrooms with hilarity.   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.”

Anderson currently co-stars 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.

Earlier this year, Anderson penned and published, “Hey Mom: Stories for My Mother, But You Can Read Them Too,” telling how his mom’s spirit is still alive and how it has helped him turn life’s challenges into joy.  

FireKeepers upcoming entertainment lineup:

Lonestar – Nov. 9
Terry Fator – Nov. 16
Tony Orlando & Dawn A Christmas Reunion – Dec. 28
NYE Party to the NINES – Dec. 31
Louie Anderson – Jan. 26

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FireKeepers Casino Hotel, located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, MI, has been named Best Casino by audiences in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana, plus earned multiple awards in the Casino Player Magazine Best of Gaming 2018 Native Midwest category, including Best Overall Gaming Resort. FireKeepers was also selected one of the Best Casinos to Work For by Casino Player Magazine. FireKeepers signature restaurant, Nibi, is a multiple recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The property features 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, a live poker room and bingo room. FireKeepers offers a AAA-rated Four Diamond resort-style hotel with 243 rooms, a functional multi-purpose event center, six distinctive dining destinations, and multiple lounges. FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the FireKeepers Casino 400, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, and host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship a Symetra Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event.