How comedian Louie Anderson channels his family for his standup

Actor and comedian Louie Anderson talks about the role his own family plays in helping him develop his comedic material.
Actor and comedian Louie Anderson plays Christine Baskets on the FX comedy series Baskets. (louieanderson.com)

Family has always played a big role in Louie Anderson's comedy career. Not just because he hosted Family Feud for three years, or because he won an Emmy for playing Zach Galifianakis's mom in the comedy series Baskets, but because Anderson has spent decades mining his own family for standup material. He dropped by the q studio to joke about his family and tell guest host Jael Richardson about the comedic gold he's inherited from his parents. 

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