The reason why the photo was originally posted will break comedy fans’ hearts.
"Louie and I talked the whole flight ― and we kept that conversation going for over 20 years."
The portly, round-faced comedian used his girth and a checkered childhood in Saint Paul, Minnesota, as fodder for his early stand-up routines.
Anderson, 68, was diagnosed with a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The "Coming 2 America" stars recalled being ordered to pick from a list of white men for the 1988 original.
Comedian Louie Anderson, the two-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.
If you hear everyone around you laughing and you feel the need to badger the comedian because you don't like him? To put it politely: you're the jerk in this situation, not the comic.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Brandi Chastain & Louie Anderson are making a 'Splash' on ABC's new celebrity reality competition. They join Marc to tell us what they all have in common.