Interviews

Louie Anderson on the Threat of "French Fries"; Encourages Us to "Get off the Couch"

Whether you got to know Louie Anderson from Life with Louie or Family Feud, chances are you watched with a smile on your face and two, possibly three, cheeks planted firmly on the couch. Now that lovely resting device is exactly what he is trying to get you off of. After a run on the celebrity diving show Splash, Louie was inspired to take control of his weight and make some healthy changes. He's spreading his new gospel of "Get off the Couch!"

Before a string of headlining dates at the Palm Beach Improv next weekend, the veteran standup comedian told us how he's adapting to his new, healthier lifestyle. After years of tipping the scale at 400 pounds, it looks like this more slender Louie is hungry for new projects and boring sandwiches. He broke the news to us about a possible Life with Louie movie and Dr. Oz appearance, but what really emerged on the other side of all his hard work is a slimmed down version of the longtime funnyman with a clear passion for helping others ready to achieve similar results.

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Dana Krangel