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“All hail Louie Anderson! [He has] the ability
to swing from silliness to surrealism to abject
and unexpected sadness . . . nobody knows
how to do it better”

The Hollywood Reporter

Louie Anderson: Dear Dad

Jan 10–14
A.C.T.’s Strand Theater
1127 Market Street

Three-time Emmy Award winner Louie Anderson brings his New York Times bestselling memoir Dear Dad to the stage in this exclusive San Francisco engagement at The Strand.

Whether he’s portraying Zach Galifianakis’s mother on the FX hit Baskets or winning over audiences worldwide with his unique brand of stand-up, iconic comedian Louie Anderson has inspired and entertained with his inimitable brand of humor and warmth. In his one-man show, Dear Dad, Anderson recounts his unique upbringing through the touching and outrageous letters he wrote to his late father. A journey full of laughs, love, and possibilities, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see one of today’s top comedians share this powerful story in the intimate Strand Theater.



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