Louie Anderson and Rita Rudner

Genesee Theatre

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Comedy veterans bring their signature, knee-slapping sensibilities and candid anecdotes to the stage

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Louie Anderson

About as affable as a standup comedian can ever be, Louie Anderson has racked up decades of guffaws and admiration by keeping his act loaded with harmless wit and heartwarming humanity. A television fixture and bestselling novelist of Dear Dad: Letters from an Adult Child, Louie and his signature grin and sly Midwestern drawl have graced the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Family Feud, HBO and Showtime specials, and the cartoon series Life with Louie. Fresh off the heels of his CMT network special, Big Baby Boomer, Louie fills generational gaps with wry, gut-busting observational humor honed from a life behind the mic. From joking about his expansive family, the habits of cats, and his own imposing figure, Louie gives censors the day off as he mines deeply for laughs without going blue and joining the four-letter-word club.

Rita Rudner

Shimmering in one of her trademark gowns, eyes wide and earnest, it’s not hard to see Rita Rudner’s roots as a Broadway dancer. But once she starts speaking, her embarrassing personal anecdotes and silly, surprising logic make it crystal-clear that comedy is her calling. One of the country’s standup staples since the ’80s, Ruder has taped award-winning HBO specials, made regular appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, started a residency-like run at The Venetian, won a Gracie Allen Award, and performed for President Obama. And she shows no signs of slowing down. While standup is Rudner’s primary specialty, she’s also the author of three books of essays, two novels, one play, and several screenplays.

Genesee Theatre

Genesee Theatre began its life with a sellout. Opening its doors on Christmas Day, 1927, it welcomed audiences to four sold-out movie screenings, but those flickering stories weren't the only attraction. A $25,000 pipe organ—and that's in old-timey dollars—immediately caught the eye, while Italian marble, a stunning chandelier, and the building's Spanish Renaissance–style architecture dazzled.

Over the years, many changes occurred, the glamorous quotient rising or dipping with the times and the theater closing altogether in 1989. But when it reopened again in 2004, it was back in full force. Antique chandeliers and fixtures of the period had been brought in from around the country, the luxe carpet had been recreated from a 1927 photograph, and all the dust bunnies had been sent packing with generous severance packages. Yet not all the updates were of the old-fashioned sort: the stage was doubled in size, and cutting-edge technology was brought in to give the theatre's high-voltage visitors, from comedians to musicians, the star treatment.

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    Genesee Theatre

    203 N Genesee St.

    Waukegan, IL 60085

    +18472636300

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